If BJP misuses ED, where from Rs 41 Cr came to TMC minister’s lady aide
JAMMU: In the seventy fifth year of India’s independence, a new ‘fervour’ of Satyagrah is galore from North to South and East to West. The Satyagrah in the beginning of the last century was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi for freedom of India and its new version in this century is for raising the voice against asking questions to the Gandhis for alleged acts of corruption. Another significant difference in Satyagrah of the Mahatma Gandhi times and the current Gandhis is that in the earthier spell it used to be non-violent but now violence is core of the protests.
India has witnessed violent protests in the various cities during questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate in mid June this year. The same is on foreplay now when his mother and the Congress President Sonia Gandhi is under the scanner.
The Congress of India’s independence fame is struggling hard to make its presence felt for a wrong reason when the Gandhis are facing rough weather for their alleged involvement in the National Herald Case. From supremos of various wings to chief ministers of the Congress ruled states and from the high up to the lower rung leaders, the grand old party is seen parading on the streets of New Delhi alongside their accused bosses, currently on bail.
Sonia-Rahul Gandhi have given Satyagrah a new definition and dimension.
If the modern Gandhis version of Satyagrah succeeds in gaining currency, the day is not far when the other parties like Trinamool Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Aam Aadmi Party, National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party will also emulate it. In such a situation, it will be a unique scenario across the country with the cars and two-wheelers vanishing in flames and the public property getting razed to ground. These parties too are under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate with the former (then sitting) ministers of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, AAP’s sitting minister in Delhi Satynder Jain and TMC’s sitting minister in West Bengal Partha Chatterjee in jail on police remand. NC’s Farooq Abdullah is all set to appear before the ED in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam in the next few days while PDP President Mehbooba Mufti’s mother Begum Gulshan had been served notices by the Agency in a money laundering case months ago.
Imagine the TMC coming into support of its minister Partha Chatterjee, like the Congress did in the case of Sonia-Rahul Gandhi. With its anarchist mindset West Bengal will surely be on fire. For what?
The opposition parties across the country have launched an orchestrated campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for ‘misusing’ the agencies like Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation for settling scores with their political adversaries. They continue to parrot the allegations like the Enforcement Directorate being the Election Department of the BJP and calling names to the other central agencies. Assuming that the central agencies were being misused by the ruling party at the Centre, how come over lakh crore rupee cash and properties were seized from the tainted politicians, their kin and others during the past few years?
The opposition allegations fall flat before the single case of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, who is currently languishing in a Kolkata lock-up. The nation is aghast to watch a young model rocking in one frame of television screens with heaps of cash as also the old Bengal minister in the other two frames. Imagine the enormity of corruption and malpractices, Partha Chatterjee, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate last week in a teacher recruitment scam, has a luxury flat exclusively for his dogs.
The ED unearthed many disproportionate assets of Partha Chatterjee since his arrest, of which were three flats in West Bengal’s Diamond City. His arrest followed Rs 21 crore in cash and jewellery worth above Rs 1 crore being recovered from the Kolkata residence of his ‘aide’ Arpita Mukherjee. Late this evening, another cache of Rs 20 crore and gold worth Rs 2 crore has so far been seized in another flat. This accumulates the seizure to over Rs 41 crore cash besides gold and silver jewellery. The counting of the cash is on and Arpita is reported to have told her investigators that this money belonged to Mamta’s arrested minister.
The seizure after seizure is a warning signal for the high-profile Indian politicians, who are mobilizing cadres to organize Satyagrah against the Enforcement Directorate for them to cover up their alleged corruption. Partha and Arpita episode has established the credibility of the agency.