Antulay matter laid to rest
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.