The strange case of Syed Ahmad Kazmi, correspondent in India for the Iranian News Agency, may well take a favourable turn.
Your announcement that the source of the leak of Chief of Army Staff’s (COAS hereinafter) letter would soon be made public, would have been normally welcomed. However, coming from you it sounds ominous.
There is obviously a deep anti-Congress mood in the country for which the party’s first family must share considerable blame.
Muslims are abandoning the Congress for a rapidly growing outfit called the Peace Party. The party has positioned itself not as a Muslim party but with Muslims, among others, in leadership positions.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who chairs the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice, and is also a Congress party spokesperson, has been involved in a legal fight on behalf of the leading telecom companies to stall the audit of their accounts by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Vedanta is involved in certain litigation seeking cancellation of permits and environmental approval for the alleged violation of certain air, water and hazardous waste management regulations at its Tuticorin plant.
Barely two days before a dismal test series ended, Anna was reinstated at Ramlila ground. The 24X7 media had never had it so good.
Given the media’s preferences, Anna Hazare will, in the foreseeable future, obscure other stories which may be equally important.
It is the greatest tragedy of the nation that the key decision makers, the Prime Minister, Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, Pranab Mukerjee whose lofty lectures on Parliamentary democracy being the only way to enact a law, are the ones with little stake in electoral politics.