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Antulay matter laid to rest

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on December 23, 2008

The Prime Minister says so :

Minority Affairs Minister A R Antulay, under attack for his remarks on Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare’s death, appears to have been let off the hook today with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the matter should be “allowed to rest”.
“I think to err is human…The matter should be allowed to rest,” Singh said speaking to reporters after the sine die adjournment of the Parliament session which was dominated by the opposition demand for the sacking of Antulay.

The Prime Minister said that Home Minister P Chidamabaram’s detailed statement has put to rest any doubts regarding the killing of Karkare.

“The Home Minister has categorically stated that any doubts he (Antulay) had, have no basis,” he said.

Source : PTI

I agree with the PM. Tomorrow is the last day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The spectrum scam is almost buried thanks to Antulay-ji. I guess it is time to forgive and forget and promote a spirit of sharing.

The Indian state lost big, dollar billionaires were created out of thin air. No one seems to dispute that. Yet, there is no word from the PM or FM.  This is what the 100K Cr spectrum scam is was all about. Sukh Ram was hounded for causing a loss of Rs 2 Crore to the exchequer. Thats right ! We have come a long way, haven’t we ?

The corrupt state of India is like a giant flying octopus.. If you want to change its nature you have to grab on to something real, like a dangling tentacle. If you can hold on to the tentacle and patiently climb up, you can  kill the monster. Antulay’s outburst does not mean much. It is not anything concrete, it is just words that can at best lead to ‘Gee it came out all wrong, sorry’.  It is like a jet of ink that confuses and prevents us from holding on to a tentacle.

This is my last post about the scam. This was the best tentacle we had in a while.  Sad to see it go.

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  1. reason said, on December 24, 2008 at 6:18 am

    see who else was talking about this scam – Jaya TV – but she spreads rumours over polio drops and plays that kind of dirty politics. Subramanian Swamy – I doubt if even he takes himself seriously anymore. Communists – but they oppose all private sector enterprise, and were hell bent on preventing Arun Shourie from getting GoI out of the business of making bread.

    The DMK chief claimed their minister followed the same process that Arun Shourie used. You said that was related to the pricing based on 2001 which is not relevant in 2008. But did Arun Shourie /NDA also use ‘first-come’ basis for selling spectrum?

    The BJP is pretty stupid in targeting Antulay. They managed to make entire BJP including Advani look as bad as Antulay. And the supreme beings in the ruling party and government come out with shining colours yet again. The idiots in BJP cant resist a bait.

    At this rate, BJP will not cross 100 seats in the 2009 lok sabha polls.

  2. kc said, on December 24, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Actor Buys High-Powered Rifles for Local Police Department,2933,471244,00.html

    Actor and one-time Phoenix resident David Spade has donated $100,000 to the Phoenix Police Department. The department will use the much needed funds to buy high-powered rifles to defend the city from the growing influence of Mexican drug cartels.

    Do u think our big mouthed Bollywood millionaires will ever do such charity?

  3. Ram said, on December 24, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Hi ,

    I was surfing in the net to know abt the IIT students who stood in the Mylapore constitution, and came across your blog, interesting, can you tell me which post of yours has those info’s or if you cud provide me the same that wud b gr8. My email id is Tks,

  4. reason said, on December 25, 2008 at 6:44 am

    that was the lok paritran party, and that party ended up as a joke. it is good to have hope,but even if one iit guy manages to win one assembly seat, he is not going to be able to clean up any s*it. You could actually try Mayawati, better bet for change.

  5. froginthewell said, on December 25, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Sorry for the off-topic comment, but what is “Great Indian Mutiny” doing on your blog roll?

  6. rc said, on December 26, 2008 at 3:47 am

    The blog roll is really old. Lightning take on the blogroll. The mutiny is not bad at all. The nationalinterest group has shifted gears lately. I am unable to overlook the lack of nationalinterest in the *only place that matters* (the elected humans). Of course, Barbarindians still rocks.

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