Who Will Question Emperor Modi for Rafale Scam?

Congress leaders protesting against PM Narendra Modi and the Rafale deal on February 13, 2019 (file photo). Photo: Congress
Congress leaders protesting against PM Narendra Modi and the Rafale deal on February 13, 2019 (file photo). Photo: Congress

While India has become a kakistocracy (a government run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous people), all law-enforcement agencies and institutions are working as the wholly owned subsidiaries of Modi. They can’t dare to question Modi in any felonious case.

By Rakesh Raman

While the Supreme Court of India has been dilly-dallying in the Rafale corruption case in which PM Narendra Modi is a prime accused, the Congress party has demanded the filing of FIR (police complaint) in this case.

Congress alleges that Modi misused his authority to give benefit to Dassault Aviation which caused loss worth thousands of crores of rupees to public exchequer.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that now there is enough evidence to prosecute PM Modi in the Rafale scam because the trail of corruption begins and ends with Modi. Congress alleges that since it is a case of Section 13(1)(d) in the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, an FIR must be registered against Modi.

Earlier, Modi opponents – including former Indian ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan – had filed a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), urging the agency to register FIR against Modi and a former defence minister in Modi government Manohar Parrikar. But Modi got CBI director removed surreptitiously from his position.

Rahul Gandhi also has blamed Modi for the destruction of evidence, as the Modi government claims the crucial Rafale files incriminating Modi are reported “stolen.”

While the Modi government has planned to prosecute media outlets that are reporting about the Rafale case, Rahul Gandhi stated that media people are being punished because they are brave. “I’m very proud that they have the guts to stand against Narendra Modi,” Congress president said.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing petitions that seek review of the earlier court verdict on Rafale deal. The government told the Supreme Court that since the review petitions are based on Rafale documents stolen from the Defence Ministry, they should be dismissed.

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Government’s Attorney General K. K. Venugopal told the court that those who put the Rafale documents in the public domain are guilty under the Official Secrets Act and contempt of court.

While India has become a kakistocracy (a government run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous people), all law-enforcement agencies and institutions are working as the wholly owned subsidiaries of Modi. They can’t dare to question Modi in any felonious case.

Since there are no checks and balances in the Indian system of governance, the case will gradually get closed although the Supreme Court of India has ostensibly decided to reopen the Rafale case. The next court hearing in the Rafale case is scheduled for March 14.

With an embezzlement of Rs. 30,000 crore (~ US$ 4 billion), the Rafale scam is stated to be the biggest government-led fraud in the world.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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