Archive for category Current Affairs
The results of elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telanga and Mizoram are a wonderful case study in who won and who lost. Going beyond apparent victory and defeat it is indicative of the very complex Indian political eco system and what influences it. While scholar analysts have examined it from their point of view, I have this humble contribution to the literature on current political affairs. Hope readers enjoy it. Pl give your comments so that required improvements can be made in future as we stand to watch real battles in 2019.
India has become such a soft state in leass than 70 years that enemy agents give a call to break the country into pieces from the Jawaharlal Nehru university, Delhi. They have the arrogance to celebrate the partitioner of India in AMU. The former Vice President has openly advocated views that weaken the country. They hate anybody bold and devoted to development, integration or unity of India like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel or his follower like prime minister Narendra Modi. However, world peace needs a strong India to contribute decisively towards achieving the goal. There would have been no Kashmir problem or Pakistan sponsored terrorism in Kashmir had Sardar Patel been allowed to take decision. But for Sardar Patel, there would have been only Kashmirs in India today. He showed determination, resoluteness and courage to extinguish any such aspirations among the Maharajas, Rajas and Nawabs.
The independence of the judiciary is no “dogma”. It should not degenerate into a superior government or superior parliament. Trends are very disturbing. Danger is judges might be tempted to act judge, lawyer and journalist in one on the Bench. The public jury or People’s Court does not permit it.
Who is responsible to maintain and observe the sanctity of the principle of checks and balances in India: government or judiciary? Should the court waste its precious time in matters of administration, vigilance and other such matters and let judicial matters pend for decades? Can the Supreme Court take over the executive responsibility also in addition to its judicial functions? The citizens have faced the crises of confidence in the legislature and executive but not with the judiciary, which is its last hope. Decision making is controversial because it is simply not possible always to apply judicial standards in political, diplomatic, economic and security matters, though it is all subject to judicial scrutiny whenever challenged. That fear of judicial test is enough to keep a tight vigil and promote fairness, equity, natural justice and transparency in public services. When will the court start appreciating the sacrifice or martyrdom of civil servants doggedly fighting to save the public money, interest or even security of the country? Had it been so, it would have rewarded those who tried to save the public money stolen in the Bofors scam by Quatrocchi or Nirav Modi, Mallya, Chowksi gangs. Such officers are silenced. Why?
What led the CBI Director Alok Verma to get into such a mess is not clear. Public servants drop caution if trapped by foreign intelligence agents in some serious misconduct which might harm or disgrace them. They may be blackmailed if some on member of the family has been kidnapped or is under threat as has recently happened to the wife and son of a Gurugram judge shot dead by their personal security gunner.Another situation is getting friendly with journalists or politicians. Whatever the case may be, it is a very strange one. Read on….
First they were alleging inaction on the part of the government on the delinquint officers of the CBI. When the government acted, the Congress and other opposition parties are complaining. The professional agitator of supreme court lawyers are at it again. The SC should drive some judicial sense in these professional lawyers so that they alone don’t get away with the valuable court time- the ordinary citizens too are awaiting hearing/ decision in their cases pending for years. No autonomous authority can survive challenging the Cabinet under the Indian Constitution, though if they work honestly government can’t interfere. The SC needs to tell them of the principle of checks & balances, which the CBI CHief Alok Verma forgot totally.
Central Bureau of Investigation Director files an FIR against his own deputy, Ashthana , who is number 2 as Special Director. They exchange charges of corruption against each other, go to court and are sent on forced leave. Director Alok Varma gave a poor evidence of his capabilities to head the organisation besides maligning the police service and tainting the CBI which is given the responsibility to do after the corrupt and bring them to book. Is this the way to function, Mr Alok Varma? Certainly not. He is not a fool not to know, but when you act for others and not do your sworn lawful duty, that is the only outcome. An analysis for readers.