Wednesday, December 23, 2015




"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

"Some of us have become so addicted to pointing fingers at others for all the wrong that happens in our lives that self-assessment has become synonymous with blaming the victim."

These quotes succinctly underscore the values one should inculcate when one chooses public life as "numero uno" of one's preferences. Unfortunately, our public servants play victim card at the drop of a hat to earn sympathy of the public, who in fact, require their sympathy for choosing them as their bureaucrats or public representatives. The hurry with which they react to any negative perception of their actions or inaction is reflective, more of nervousness than their bravado in the face of the storm brewing.  In their nervous reaction to the events unfolding as per the laws of the land or as per procedures obtained through the laws, they use unparliamentary expletives of their perceived adversaries (usually more powerful than themselves). 

A recent example was that of Mr.Arvind Kejriwal, who unfortunately, turned out to be a spoke in the wheel of democracy, a dust particle in the eye of development and a stone in the shoes of good governance. CBI raided the office of his Personal Secretary, on whom there had been a spate of complaints of misuse of official position. This investigation had been going on for some time and the CBI obtained a Court permission to raid his offices and his residences in addition to the offices and residences of his associates in the reported fraud. So far so good, as CBI followed the procedure strictly as per rule book. Even before Media got scent of the raid, the Delhi CM went on Social Media tweeting, "My offices were raided by CBI" and a spate of lies were perpetuated by his "Nava Nandas" through Media (ready to castigate Modi government for no reason) and Social Media. These included the lie that Delhi CM''s office was raided, his office was sealed, DDCA files are copied so on and so forth. 

"When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh. So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke."

This showed extreme nervousness on the part of AAP, who want to still wear the mask of honesty after openly supporting Congress and RJD in Bihar. Their problem was they never did anything for public welfare after assuming office. Their only mask of honesty was blown off in Bihar.  They obviously do not want their skin of honesty too be peeled off. So counter attack, a tactic of hidden warfare, MAFIOSO style. This is the USP of AAP, from the beginning. Spread a lie and keep mum. But the funniest argument that an IIT graduate and an ex-IRS officer could never have advanced, had he really obtained the qualifications by fair means, was, "Why should they raid the present offices when the fraud happened in such and such department?" It is funny. Any fraudster does not leave evidence of his fraud in the previous offices, so that his successors can find truth and book him. He will either destroy all evidence or carry copies of the evidence to his present offices.  So , any raid, first takes place in the present offices or simultaneous raids are conducted, depending upon the kind of evidence the raiding authority has.The knowledge is common place. A CM, not knowing this is surprising and as it is Kejriwal, it is not at all surprising. It is as good as the CM accepting, by default that he did not verify the antecedents of his own officers, before taking them on board. And, in a way, it is acceptance on his part that his officers were capable of anything, not only committing frauds but hiding evidence.

"Every third person in the world is a drama queen. And crying 'victim,' especially when you're not really a victim in any real way, feels good. It feels good to cry victim if you're not one."

 "My officer! They can not be easily booked, as they rob without pain", it was as good as saying so. Read this, you will know.

Man Demands Justice

One day, a man ran into Judge Naseeruddin’s room and said, “I was just robbed at the border of this village! It must have been someone from here, and I demand justice! The robber took everything from me—my shoes, my pants, my shirt, my coat, my necklace, and even my socks…he took everything, I tell you! I demand justice.”

“Well now,” Naseeruddin replied, “I see that you are still wearing you underwear—so the robber didn’t take that, did he?”
“No,” replied the man.
Naseeruddin responded, “Then I am sure he was not from here, and thus I cannot investigate your case.”
“How can you be so sure?” the man asked.
“Because if he were from here, he would have taken your underwear as well. After all, we do things thoroughly around here!“

After CBI offered its own side of the story and AAP was attacked from all quarters and finding no support in pliant Media too, Kejriwal shifted gear and started attacking Arun Jaitely. Unfortunately for him, there was nothing new in his allegations as these were probed during UPA regime and the SFIO, that investigated the allegations, found no evidence in the charges on Jaitely. BJP stood solidly behind him. To add to his discomfiture, Kirti Azad, a failure on cricket field, caught hold of the same report and started making noises thus depriving Kejriwal, the unique position of taking on Jaitely. For Jaitely, this was a double victory. Those in BJP, who were critical of him as being close to Sonia were answered by his attack on Azad, as having met Sonia. And he got a renewed assurance from Modi and Shah, the two most powerful in the BJP that his position and his honesty were unassailable. For Kejriwal it was double whammy. A court case and his own inability to pursue with Commission of Inquiry, he ordered as it was beyond his government's mandate. So, he called the assembly session and passed a bill ordering the commission of inquiry. 

It did not end there. Jaitely went to court personally and filed a civil and criminal defamation case in his personal capacity. Court immediately issued notice. Filing a case directly without issuance of notice and the court immediately issuing a notice rattled Kejriwal, as never before. So, like a monkey that drank toddy and touched fire he again continued his mad diatribe on Modi.  It was funny, that his basic knowledge of procedures and laws of the land was so poor. He asked CBI, "After six days of questioning, what did you find?. Tell me." Basic point is he does not have locus standi on the issue. It was between his PS, the complainant, the CBI and the Court. CBI makes preliminary inquiries, if there is evidence they present it to the court, if court is convinced it will order raid, if further evidence is found CBI submits to court. Simply because Tom, Dick or Harry think the PS is innocent, the CBI will not go to them and present all the questions and answers. This is basic knowledge. If a CM is unaware of this or pleading he is unaware, we must pity the voters who voted him to power. Not in all cases the CBI raids, it will proceed with further action. There are numerous cases that are dropped if sufficient evidence is not found. In this case, the CBI has to prepare a water tight case and submit in the court. In the meantime, simply because Kejriwal and his moronic followers tweet nonsense, CBI will not stop its work. 

It is human psychology that no fraudster or criminal accepts that he is in the wrong until it is otherwise proven with evidence. And people in public offices play the victim card. It requires a lot of conviction to accept that one is at fault. In the famous Hollywood movie, Shawshank Redemption, a hardcore criminal laughs at the hero, Tim Robbins, when he says he is innocent and says, "Everyone here is innocent".  Kejriwal is no one to give clean chit to his officer. He should wait for the investigating officers to say so. And he can not play victim card, as he is not under attack. And he is not god descended to save India from corruption. If so, he would not have hugged Congress and Lalu. His attitude smacks of "megalomania". Read the story.

Naseerudin  stole himself into someone’s garden and began putting vegetable in his sack. The owner saw him and shouted, “What are you doing in my garden?”
“The wind blew me here,” Naseerudin confidently responded.
“That sounds like bull to me,” was the reply, “but let’s assume that the wind did blow you here. Now then, how can you explain how those vegetables were pulled out from my garden?”
“Oh, that’s simple,” Naseerudin explained. “I had to grab them to stop myself from being thrown any further by the wind.”
“Well,” the man continued, “then tell me this—how did the vegetables get in your sack?”
“You know what,” Naseerudin said, “I was just standing here and wondering that same thing myself!“