Monday, April 21, 2014

Will "jamai-babu" go to jail?

Usually politicians are a friendly lot cutting across party lines. On public platforms they may huff and puff (and even come to blows) they mostly get along very well. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's admiration for Indira Gandhi was legendary (Indira is India and India is Indira). In turn the communists had great respect for Vajpayee, especially as the left and right joined hands for a brief while during the genocide of Bangladeshi Hindus during partition II.

However if a Modi govt comes such traditions may be a thing of the past. Modi has faced the wrath of the entire Congress machinery for a decade, because they predicted (correctly) that this was one danger-man that can scuttle the chances of the "natural ruling party." So how will the response be in turn?

Our suspicion is they will not unleash the sword against Sonia (bahu) and the prince or even the princess. Indians are in their way touchy about these things and people still remain fond of Indira and her brood.

But the son-in-law is a different kettle of fish. He is a (non-royal) outsider and is a soft target. We suspect that people will not mind as much, especially the millions who have had to walk through airport security and observe that while all the VIPs who are allowed to pass unmolested are titled (Prime Minister etc.), there is only one (untitled) man specifically mentioned by name: Robert Vadra.
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Notwithstanding BJP's assertion that there will be no witch-hunt if it comes to power, Uma Bharati has said that Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra will be in jail if NDA comes to power.

Bharati also alleged that Vadra had made money by breaking all the norms.

"Just because he is the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, all the Congress ruled state governments are afraid of him. Union ministers were also under pressure from him. He has made money by breaking all the norms," she charged here on Sunday night.

"Although my party gets annoyed with me, when the power will be in my hand, I will send 'jamaibabu' to jail," Bharati said.

Modi has said recently that there will be no witch-hunt if the BJP comes to power.


"The main focus of the BJP-led government will be to fulfil promises it has made to people and it will work with a positive attitude. It will not be vindictive towards anyone. I have paid the price for the past 12 years due to others' vindictiveness," Modi had said.

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Link: http://www.delhidailynews.com/news/Uma-Bharti-repeats--Will-send-Vadra-to-jail-if-I-get-power-1398075218/
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