Monday, April 18, 2011

CBI - Congress Bank of Intel

The CBI* is like a bank of secrets, with vaults upon vaults of dirt on everybody of importance or even with a remote chance of becoming important one day.

It is also a private bank, probably the most private one in the world, and at any given point in time, not more than 2 or 3 people can order wealth from its vaults. Today, those privileged would be Mrs. Gandhi, Mr. Chidambaram, and possibly Dr. Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee.

The extent of its vaults can be gauged by the fact that, days after Anna Hazare's movement began to threaten the cozy criminality of our political rulers, the Congress Bank of Intel was able to unearth the fact that some decades ago, one of the NGOs of which he was part had not filed its annual returns. This is becoming part of the smear campaign against Anna Hazare.

Frankly, he should have expected it. Most politicians got where they have because they are pepared to fight hard, and dirty. If you are going to confront them, you had better be prepared for the fact that they have greater resources than you, by several orders of magnitude. And if you are trying to ride the high horse of morality, then you had better be prepared to get tried by the much more explicit code of legality.

* Central Bureau of Investigation

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