Modi-fied silence

One can be stupid. But one cannot pretend to be stupid yet want to be called clever.

This is what the Narendra Modi government is like today. One the one hand Modi speaks of probity in public life and on the other the party has Sushma and Vasundhara who have become so infamous in the last two weeks that even A.Raja of the DMK appears to be a saint.

Let us face the facts. L.K.Advani was framed in the Hawala case by Narasimha Rao in 1996-97. He resigned on the same day asking to expedite the probe. He never contested elections until he was cleared of charges. Later he became the deputy prime minister under Vajpayee. That is a standard that he set for all politicians in India.

Vasundhara and Sushma, as what we see in the media, are deeply entangled in this Lalit Modi scam. Let us for a moment assume there is nothing in the scam and all activities were done in a bona-fide manner. What does it cost to ask the two ladies to resign, probe the scam and later re-induct them into the ministries once they are acquitted ? Does the government not have enough heads if these two are to be temporarily dropped ?

The RSS, the custodian of morality, is quiet. And that is unbecoming of the 90 year old organization. As also is Narendra Modi.

Justice should not only be done but also appear to be done.

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