That corrupt politicians and bureaucrats join hands with private entrepreneurs to exploit the nation’s wealth is well known. Robert Vadra is in the limelight only because he is the husband of Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
I am ready to accept a soft loan with or without interest. Will anybody come forward to give me a loan? No. But if I am related to a political leader, I will get umpteen number of loans without asking. India has seen so many scams and corruption cases. Corruption has become a part of life. Arvind Kejriwal is wasting his time.
H. Bhanu Najeemudeen,
It is indeed unfortunate to see the Congress supporting Mr. Vadra. The party had a good opportunity to show the nation that it is transparent and does not support corruption. It has thrown it away. Why are the Congress leaders bent on defending a man who is not even a political face of the party? They are themselves responsible for making Mr. Kejriwal a hero.
While on the whole, Vivek Katju makes an effective argument for looking at the Vadra-DLF dealings from the viewpoint of propriety (“More than law, a question of propriety,” Oct. 10), there are some examples which I feel are out of context. First, it is not true that politicians immediately after independence were wholly upright. The circumstances in which India found itself were, for a major part, responsible for their behaviour. Had they been given the opportunity to govern a well established state, I do not think many of them would have been that upright.
As for the number of cars given to the Ministers, the newly independent government could not have possibly provided too many of them. It was the economics of the time that dictated the number of cars given to politicians rather than their strong moral values. This is not to take away the fact that there were some real good leaders as well.