Wednesday, October 14, 2015


It is widely known that the Congress party under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi has been rampantly corrupt. Many leaders like P.Chidambaram and Abhishek Manu Singhvi were feathering their own nests taking advantage of Sonia Gandhi's permissiveness and Manmohan Singh's 'look away' policy. The party did not realise that people's patience would run out if the party members became overly venal.

Nevertheless, the party got one thing right. It realised early that Narendra Modi was one person who could hasten the defeat of Congress in national polls. Ever since Manmohan Singh became the Crime Minister, the party had been virulently targetting Modi as the one-man nemesis for the party. CBI was let loose on Modi; several cases were filed against Modi in various courts. Yet, Modi was not found guilty of any misdemeanour by any court.

It was in such a desperate situation that Sanjiv Bhatt came to Congress' rescue in the year 2009. He claimed that he attended the meeting presided over by Modi on Feb'27, 2002 in the wake of the Godhra riots and that Modi advised the police in this meeting  to go easy on the rioters. This was obviously a serious allegation. Congress took it as a godsend and went hammer and tongs after Modi.

SIT which investigated various allegations against Modi and the Gujarat government trashed Sanjiv Bhatt's claim that he attended the said meeting. However, this did not give the quietus to Congress' crusade against Modi. Now comes the Supreme Court's judgment condemning Sanjiv Rajendra Bhatt as a schemer and conspirator. This should have come as a crude shock to Congress leaders. But, they are so busy protecting their ill-gotten wealth that they have no time for introspection or repentance.

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