Monday, June 6, 2011

Baba Ramdev and the UPA Government : The Face Off

First an honest confession. I have not been a big Baba Ramdev fan. I did watch a couple of Kapalbhati and related Pranayama videos in 2008. 

Tried to practice a bit of Yoga (Pic credit: yoga-by-ramdevbaba of Blogspot) in 2009, but stopped as my passion is mostly into running & other types of exercises. There ended my following of Baba Ramdev.

But in 2011, a few events unfolded which can be linked as follows. Mind you, this is a lengthy blog, but I believe it's worth the time and effort, as there is a whole new perspective you will get when you get to the end of this blog entry:

A. March/April 2011:
The first one is Anna Hazare and Janlokpal mass movement taking off. This caught the nation's attention and I also attended a couple of JanLokPal events in Bengaluru.

At the time of writing this blog, there was a deep mistrust between UPA government and JanLokPal backers like Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejrival. Anna's team stopped the fast due to assurances given by the government, which now seems to be not that credible at all. Keep reading.

B. April 2011:
The second being the next and decisive inning of the anti-corruption crusader, Subramanian Swamy's prosecution requests. After Raja being in jail, with Karunanidhi and his family being chased, he made a decisive move on April 15th 2011, sending a 206 page request to prosecute the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. As she holds a cabinet rank position due to NAC leadership, an approval from the Prime Minister is necessary. What really shocked me is that the majority of the big name TV media outlets like NDTV and CNN-IBN, blacked out this request.  CNN-IBN for instance reported Karunanidhi's prosecution request, and Chidambaram's prosecution statement to the PM. But censored the April 15th prosecution request to Dr.Manmohan Singh!
15, April 2011

Dr.Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister as Sanctioning Authority
u/s 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (1988) [PCA]
South Block, New Delhi.

Re: Sanction to prosecute Ms.Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson (in Cabinet Rank), NAC, under Prevention of Corruption Act (1988).
Dear Sir:
1. Ms.Sonia Gandhi MP, wife of the deceased Rajiv Gandhi, was first appointed as Chairperson National Advisory Council [NAC] in May 2004. She resigned in 2006 but was re-appointed by an Order of the Cabinet Secretariat dated March 29, 2010, read with Order dated October 8, 2010 [Annexure 1].
2. As per Order of May 31, 2004 [Annexure 2] the Prime Minister’s Office will provide Central Government funds to meet the expenditure of the NAC, and service the NAC for its secretarial needs. Hence she is a public servant as defined in Section 2 ( c ) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (1988).
Check the link provided above for further details on this request. The salient point in the long prosecution request, which is sitting on no-less person's table, than the Prime Minister of India, is about Sonia Gandhi's alleged black money in foreign accounts. Bofors is being extensively covered if you go through the details.

C. May 2011:
I was fortunate to learn further about the black money underground economy, who are the big guns, how badly it is affecting Indian economy, remarkable difference between domestic/foreign components and worse.. how it is literally killing the hungry poor in villages. S. Gurumurthy of New Indian Express and Prof. Vaidyanathan of IIM Bangalore, were instrumental sources of this info. One of my online friend, @giteshdev on Twitter, blogged the same using info sent over several tweets, which became an instant hit with 1000+ likes on the same day :)

Excerpts here:
1) Wikileaks' Assange says black money mainly comes from India Congress not serious!
2) It's exactly 5 months to date, that Gurumurthy exposed Sonia's black money details. - NO Action!
3) IIM Prof Vaidyanathan estimated, Indians stashed away Rs 71,00,000,00,00,000 !! Have you ever heard PM losing sleep??
4) When Germany offered India, names of account holders in Liechtenstein based LTG bank, Indian Govt. slept. Not serious
5) India's underground economy is 42.8% of GDP AFTER 1991 liberalization,compared to 27.4% before. Don't blame high taxes!
6) 27.8% of India's underground economy is domestic black money. 72.2% is stashed abroad, which is even a bigger problem!
7) India's TOTAL external debt in 2008 was Rs.11,17,424,20,00,000. India's black money can repay that 6.35 TIMES!
8) A 2006 est showed India having $1,456 bn in Swiss accounts. More than Russia 470, UK 390, Ukraine 100 & China 96 combined
9) Linking major rivers in India would cost 5.6 lakh crores, avoiding droughts & floods. Black money is 12.68 TIMES that!
10) Switzerland has 1/3rd of the world's private secretive funds. US is openly pressurizing Swiss for details. India's mum
11) One of Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, was forced to pay $800 mn fine for just 300 US secret accounts. India's silent
12) Even when BJP showed numbers, Sonia's ministers blamed BJP of 'fudging' numbers - Congress not serious
13) There are 25000 frequent travelers from India to tax havens. Within hours, govt can check immigration details. They won't!
14) Direct plus indirect tax collection is 7.92 lakh cr /yr. If black money is recovered, GoI can give NINE yrs of tax holiday!
15) India is the ONLY major country in the world,that has more money underground (domestic + foreign) than its entire GDP!
16) 43.66 cr Indians live in extreme poverty (BPL). Every one of them can be given Rs.1,62,620 if black money is recovered.
More reading material on this real *hot* subject for those interested:
It was quite obvious by now that any fight in India against black money or underground economy or secret Indian accounts in tax havens like Switzerland, would deeply shake the political establishments, particularly the topmost names ruling India. By any stretch of imagination, it will NOT be easy, no matter how big your supporter base is.

D. June 3, 2011:
Now Baba (Swami) Ramdev makes his big entry. As I mentioned before, I was only having a casual focus on his move, but my interest started growing when I saw a systematic effort by the left-liberal dominated media of India to discredit him.

Leading the bandwagon was Sagarika Ghose, the daughter of a DD director, niece of a SC justice and niece of an ambassador. It was funny to see her speaking for 'elitists'. Then the other usual suspects like Pallavi Ghose and Nidhi Razdan. There were numerous others too, including the Congress party 'dignitaries'. So I decided to explore a bit further on why they are picking so much on Baba Ramdev and precisely the support from RSS he is receiving. Is RSS such an untouchable? Let's see some RSS and Baba Ramdev quotes and facts:
  1. "RSS is my heart's work. Don't be disturbed by uncharitable comments. Country is standing in need of your services" - Field Marshall Cariappa
  2. Nov 1949, Dr. Zakir Hussain : "Allegations against RSS of violence & hatred against the Muslims are wholly false."
  3. Nov 1949, Dr. Zakir Hussain: "Muslims should learn the lesson of mutual love, cooperation and organisation from RSS"
  4. Jayaprakash Narayan in 1977: "RSS is a revolutionary organization. No other organization in the country comes anywhere near it."
  5. Jayaprakash Narayan in 1977: "RSS alone has the capacity to transform society, end casteism and wipe the tears from the eyes of the poor." 
  6. RSS runs 27,041 schools (Ekal Vidyalaya) in remote tribal areas : 7,53,123 socially deprived tribal students are enrolled
  7. RSS has 45,00,000 volunteers assembling in 40-50,000 shakhas each day. The largest volunteer organization in the world! 
  8. Baba Ramdev claims 8,50,00,000 follow his teachings  .Even if 25% support his fast, adding RSS support, Congress will shiver!
  9. Number of people following English papers plus TV , could be LESS than Baba Ramdev's Yoga followers. Hence the panic!
  10. Aastha Channel, which features Baba Ramdev, reached 160 countries in 2006 -  I doubt NDTV or CNN-IBN has that reach, even with internet outreach.
  11. Just 1 Baba Ramdev rally attracts 3 lakh people, more than Sagarika & Rajdeep's combined "worldwide" Twitter followers :)
  12. Spineless media wouldn't ask Rahul Baba.. "Why haven't you used 94% of Amethi dev fund?"  But probes Baba Ramdev funds!
When Baba Ramdev calls for harsh punishments for the corrupt, his detractors are focusing on the 'harsh' part, losing sight of 'corrupt' :) My rule of thumb was formed by this point.. If Digvijay Singh, Barkha, Nidhi, Pallavi and Sagarika oppose someone in tandem, that targeted person MUST be pro-Hindu! Also, 90% of those who are on to finding faults with Ramdev's money, land & sayings, will keep quiet when asked about Sonia's prosecution request:)

By now, even the UPA Government was firing all cylinders with their own PR work against Baba Ramdev. Mahatma Gandhi fasted 17 times in his career. A party that calls itself a Gandhian party, dislikes Anna & Ramdev's fasts.. Got exposed! I was wondering; Dear Congress, you are now asking THIS guy to speak against Baba Ramdev & Ramlila Satyagrah? THIS anti-national Digvijay Singh? (picture source: Flickr) The whole world is convinced now about 26/11 being carried out by Pakistan based terrorists and here is the general secretary of India's ruling party diverting attention from Pakistan to India's (in fact world's) largest volunteer organization? How pathetic!

E. June 4, 2011:
Baba Ramdev's massive fast with over 50,000 peaceful, non-violent volunteers at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi. (Pics: Rediff). I saw plenty of women, children and men, including many from the vast Gangetic plains of North India, assembling in a peaceful manner. One picture here shows 30 housewives from Haryana. What was visible among the cheering patriotic crowd -- massive care for Bharat, from the masses! The crowd by no stretch of imagination had anything resembling a violent mob or riot crowd as it was later blamed by Delhi police.

The first thing in the morning is again lots of media and Congress party noise. Why is Sadhvi Ritambara sitting with Baba Ramdev? Haha.. Teesta Setalvad, a certified liar & LeT terror plot supporter, can be in Sonia Gandhi's NAC drafting major bills, but Ritambara can't fast with Ramdev? Jai Ho 'Secularism'! When an anti-India convict out on bail, Binayak sen can become a member of planning commission, why can't Ritambara fast with Ramdev? Did Sagarika question Sonia on her NAC including a communal Syed Shahabuddin, the foreign invader encroachment supporter at Ayodhya? Her weak eyes could only see Ritambara on stage but not one Maulvi sahib alongside.

By then, the support to Ramdev's fast was far and wide throughout India. Our dearest Rahul 'Ashamed Indian' Gandhi didn't notice. Thousands of Vidarbha Widows of farm suicides, from a Congress ruled state Maharashtra, were supporting Baba Ramdev's fast. Our '2G project' media contact Barkha Dutt would have loved this.. Jammu & Kashmir's SDP chief,  Darashka Andrabi, had announced full support to Baba Ramdev's Ramlila maidan fast :)

Mumbai's 5000 dabbawalas, the world's most efficient group (Six Sigma level) in terms of delivery percentage, fully supported Baba Ramdev's fast. The 2,50,000 sq.ft. pandal at Ramlila Maidan was probably more sq.ft. area than the combined area of ALL English media offices in India! So while Baba Ramdev's team was chanting, seemingly paid media was fully ranting :)

F. June 5, 2011:
Just after midnight:  Then the unbelievable thing happened. When we all went to sleep thinking that the UPA government is serious in continuing its negotiations, a midnight brutal & violent crackdown happened on the 50,000 plus people fasting with Baba Ramdev. Just like June 1975 when Advani & Vajpayee were arrested at midnight by dictator-like Indira Gandhi, in Jun 2011, her daughter-in-law started what sounded like an Emergency 2nd innings. It was a murder of Democracy and a betrayal of faith in peaceful protests.

When I caught up with news late morning, Santosh Hegde, the Lokayukta of Karnataka was on TV stating; Midnight arrest & brutality is not just a violation of Swami Ramdev's constitutional rights, but also a human rights violation. I was shocked as I started following the events further.

Digvijay Singh was a gone case as usual. He crossed all civility barriers and called Swami Ramdev a thug. If Baba Ramdev was a 'thug', why did FOUR of Sonia's ministers greet him at airport the prior day? Of course, he wouldn't answer such things. I was like.. dear Rahul Gandhi, if there was day in your adult life to be deeply ashamed of being an Indian, then 5 Jun 2011 is that day. Thanks to your mom!

By then Sushma Swaraj, @SushmaSwarajBJP on Twitter, was tweeting about Rajbala from Gurgaon in ICU. She was brutally beaten on back. Her spine's fractured. She's paralysed for life. Terrible news!!

Two very well connected people in Indian political & security systems tweeted:

Subramanian Swamy:
Sonia gave a direct order to PC to show this "half naked mendicant" what sbe is. This was at 10.20 pm yesterday. Coup d Etat!! 1:27 PM Jun 5th
Prakash Singh:
Ramdev episode. Crackdown was apparently ordered by Sonia advised by Diggy. PM was trying to placate. Lesson: party rules over govt.
I was shocked. How could Sonia Gandhi issue such a ruthless dictate, as two very influential people are informing the public? Jun 4 1989, communist China cracked down brutally at Tiananman sq.: Jun 4 2011 midnight, "Democratic" India repeated it at Ramlila maidan! Anti nationals like Arundhati Roy & Syed Geelani can speak in Sonia's city against India, but not arrested. But a patriot Ramdev Baba at Ramlila calling for repatriation of black money which is a duty of every Indian for the betterment of India? Midnight arrest!

Arun Jaitley came on TV slamming: "For Congress party's general secretaries, the world's worst terrorist is Bin Laden Ji.. but a peaceful Ramdev is a thug!". We could draw two conclusions by then:
  • India under Sonia: Planning Commission for Traitors.. Midnight Arrest for Patriots
  • India under Sonia: NAC membership for Liars like Teesta.. Midnight Arrest for Patriots like Baba
Then Baba Ramdev appeared on TV. "This brutality confirms that Mrs.Gandhi doesn't respect this nation's young girls, ladies & elderly women" - Baba Ramdev told in his press conference. He continued: "If anything happens to my life, Sonia Gandhi and her Congress government will be FULLY responsible": Baba Ramdev at his Haridwar Press conf. Baba Ramdev is making the most serious accusations against Sonia Gandhi, in her entire 13 yrs of political career. Jun 5, 2011 must have been a historic day! Of course emotions were involved, so we need to give benefit of doubt to both sides on the accusations part.

But what bothered me were many other things:
  1. Even a colonizing British govt let Mahatma Gandhi to fast for 21 days, twice! But a 'democratically' elected Congress govt doesn't let for 24 hrs :(
  2. A 2 AM Delhi Police brutality against WOMEN, in an India with a President, speaker, leader of opposition & coalition govt chief being FEMALES!
Lies and Blatant Lies of the Government and Delhi Police: Delhi Police chief is openly lying on TV. Watch this minute by minute Ramlila video:

  • 8th Minute: Women in bandages
  • At 1.35 AM, Ramdev says 'Main girafdaari denekeliye tayyar hu'. But Delhi Police beat peaceful protesters between 2 & 3 AM
  • At 13:30 : Delhi Police pushes a 60+yr old Ramdev supporter from a 6 feet wall & drag like dead animal
  • At 15:00 : A man being carried on stretcher after the devilish Delhi Police beat him up black & blue
  • At 19:00 : You can see blood stains on the cloth at Baba Ramdev's stage. Congress has any answers?
Then India TV Asked some splendid questions exposing Congress brutality:
  1. Why did Delhi Police attack Baba Ramdev's camp at midnight?
  2. Why did Delhi Police use lathis against peaceful people who were FASTING for over 24 hours?
  3. What would have happened if Delhi Police lathi charge had resulted in a massive stampede? There were over 50,000 people.
  4. When Baba Ramdev was ready for getting arrested (he announced over mike), why did Delhi Police resort to lathi charge?
  5. Who ordered Delhi Police to use force against a peaceful, non-violent fasting protest? || Congress MUST answer this!! (See Swamy and Prakash Singh's tweets above probably giving answers)
  6. What was the urgency to end this Satyagrah at midnight using Delhi Police's brutal force? 
  7. Who is responsible for lathi charge on unarmed, fasting and mostly sleeping, women and children? 
  8. Why wasn't there any ambulance available at RamLila grounds even when Delhi police planned violence?
By then it was shockingly clear as the entire country was in disbelief, except fringe support to Congress brutality from 'secular' corners. Was it just me or someone else was also seeing that those Twitter 'secular' folks tweeting for Binayak Sen's human rights were totally missing on this day :( There were some Indian media 'celebrities' who went to Egypt to cover "people struggle" against an oppressing regime. Wasn't Delhi nearer to cover?

This MSN writeup summed up everything we wanted to say by late night of 5th June 2011.
The Death of a Democracy, by UPA2: June 5, 2011, 1.10 am: 
The official time of death of the great Indian democracy

On 15 Aug 1947,  Nehru had proclaimed: "At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will AWAKE to life & freedom". It was happening, 64 years later as the entire country started protesting the brutality at Ramlila maidan, against unarmed peaceful fasters.

G. June 6, 2011: 
Day after the midnight police brutality at Ramlila Maidan: 

The first thing that caught my attention was Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi saying there was NO lathi brought inside Ramlila. Can you find a bigger liar than him among 118 cr Indians? (of course except Digvijay)

Some other main things that caught my eyes:
  • Udupi Pejavar Matha Swami announced: "Unnecessary violence against peaceful protestors by UPA has now turned black money protest into a confrontation"
  • Anna Hazare screamed: "This violent crackdown by Sonia govt is a blatant murder of democracy. We will protest nationwide "
  • B.S.Yedyurappa announced: "Arrest of Baba Ramdev is an akshamya aparadha - Unforgivable crime. Karnataka govt fully supports his black money fight"
  • Even Baba Ramdev got back his energy by then to snub Congress party's Digvijay Singh. 'Ek neta ka janm hee jhooth bolne ke liye hua hain' (Digvijay is a Perpetual Liar)
By then the most important news of the day came through: Great! Supreme Court issues notices to Home secretary & Delhi Police secretary & commissioner to explain Baba Ramdev eviction. Fantastic!

Then it was time to expose some other remaining lies of the UPA government's propaganda machine:

Sonia's minister Kapil Sibal said no injuries. But doctors wrote this extremely depressing comment which indicated that someone is losing all 4 limbs to paralysis, most likely as a result of violence at Ramlila maidan :(  (Pic: Tehelka)

Kapil Sibal ji said there was 'no lathi charge'.. was this Delhi Police team playing dandiya then?  (Pic: NDTV)

What was this Ramdev supporter's crime? Being Indian?  (Pic: Tehelka)

Sonia and Manmohan must answer WHY a peaceful fast was brutalized at midnight! (Pic: NDTV)

Delhi Police Commissioner said 'No One Was Lathi charged" -  Seems like a Blatant Lie if you see this.

Listen to this Ramlila victim woman: 'Ladkiyon ki chaati par maar rahe hain' (police hitting on the chest of women)

And for the whole incident piece by piece, watch this 5 minutes video:

If you really read till this point, also checking out most of the links provided, you will get an idea. Ramdev will carry on with his struggle with vigour now. The government will get harsher as they are now pushed to a wall.

What a black day/night that June 5th 2011 midnight was really for India's vibrant democracy! Thousands of Indians who voiced their opinion against black money hoarded abroad, got humiliated and their rights got violated using the most filmy reasons.

My sincere hope is that such democracy killing incidents should never happen. India is too precious and its people have struggled too hard to earn the freedom. Let's work together to get back the billions and billions of $ of Indian black money hoarded abroad.


  1. excellent article!!!

    even Anna Hazare was first seen in the explosive meet on feb 27 2011 at the same Ramlila Maidan organised by Ramdev under bharath swabhiman. Subramanya Swamy, Ram Jethmalani, Vishwabandhu Gupta etc also spoke in it.

  2. we need people like you in journalism!!...hope ki Congress ke paap ka ghada jald hi bhar jaaye.

  3. Kiranji, it is nothing less than but a "MASTERPIECE". It is well documented, with abundant evidence supporting each incidence in print and visuals. The chronology of events has been precise and the narration simple for the common man to understand the significance of such brutal undemocratic atrocities.

    We need to initiate a movement supporting BabaRamdev, regardless of the fact whether we believe in his principles or not. Fact of the matter remains that it has been a peaceful movement where our mothers, sisters, sons and daughters had participated. It is these very kins that were brutally attacked by the establishment.

    This hasty violent rebuttal by the government has nothing more to say but 'Protect the GodMother' who has looted away our Nation to bankruptcy. They fear the permanent end of CONGRESS, hence not hesitating to fight tooth and nail for its survival. But that has to be put down.

    I hope the people of India are awake now and realize the folly they made in entrusting their faith in this autocratic and despotic government led by Congress disguised as a Lion in Sheep's clothing.

    Exemplary chronicling Sirji.

  4. SuniyaG's CONgress is digging its own grave. What happened in Libya/Egypt/Yemen is bound to happen in India. SuniyaG is the only dictator of a democratic country which has a PM in MumMumSingh proud biological wonder to be born without a spine(Courtesy-DrSwamy).
    The curse of people injured in RamLila will burn SuniyaG and her Chamchas.
    Finally we need to thank SuniyaG for uniting us against Black Money
    Thanks for your wonderful post. All your tweets are excellent and so most of them are retweeted

  5. Kiran, excellent documented with facts. If after seeing these facts also the government is saying that "Stithi shantipuurn hai", shame on them. Do we need still more facts/proof to put them down on road.....

  6. Nice document with facts & figures..

  7. Kiran,,,btful document with facts & figures,,, keep on the gud work...

  8. I am sure Congress will win next elections

  9. Awesome Post.... sharing it on twitter

  10. just speechless... short of words for the kind of govt. ruling this country!

  11. btw, great article as log of all events, Kiran

  12. I pity myself and the citizens of India who have no choice of choosing a good person to rule country, but sometimes I wonder what we have in our hand.
    In one way or the another e have to choose someone, and all of them are corrupt, Congress being more corrupt than anyone else. They have literally taken all money from India and put us in so much of debt.

    Personally I hate to be corrupt but that could be because I am not at that position to be corrupt. Power has a charm and that makes you corrupt. I wonder who didn't want to utilize his/her powers to make oneself rich. ( This could sound like... a corrupt person advocating for corruption, but I am just putting one black side of this)

    In my opinion what could be done at this stage is to bring back all black money and pose some serious punishments to all these persons, and also all the bills/orders that needs to be passed through ministers should be scrutinized.

    All the tax havens accounts and the international bank that support this should be banned in India and a committee should be formed for this only purpose to check the corruptions.

    Currently we don't have a concrete solution for this problem, JanLokpal bill is also meant to check the corruption after it's done. (This doesn't mean that I am not supporting it) Bit we need something that stops corruption at the very first step, nobody dares to be corrupt.

  13. very nice article brother... I am only worried about one thing now.... sometime back i read the news that ISI planned the 26/11 attack with taliban because there was pressure from US to terminate all taliban camps in pak and if the 26/11 attack results in WAR then Pak can redirect all military to India and save taliban in Pak... Now the situation in india has reached where govt can do anything to redirect people from war against corruption.. I am thinking there will be a fake war between india and pak or india and china so that people stop this war against corruption...This Govt is so corrupt it can do anything now to win the next elections.

  14. Sonia's episode was exposed a lot by Swiss News Paper long back, but none of our National Media has not published it, not sure what's the reason.

    All the effort by Sibel, Digvijay Sing and all congress leader is to coverup Sonia, so pathetic so, called media too works for their support. Its time for educated people like to raise the voice and make people understand the seriousness of the So Called Political Business, based on our votes.

    On Ramdev,as someone said why is RSS being pulled in, if they support this agitation whats wrong in doing a good thing. Are they not Indian's? are they not the Taxpayers, do they don't have rights to ask whats happening with tax paid.

    I feel, right from the president, prime minister everyone in this country are just a joker card, of Sonia, i don't understand these at this high profile how can these people stay calm like this. Its the time to kick these guys out of government.

  15. Highly appreciate your efforts for this research and writing a blog.

    I think this UPA government is doing manipulation using electronic voting system and coming in power.

  16. Really good work. Thanks for putting so much effort specially this is not your full time job. And the guys who have got this as full time job are mostly biased/sold.

  17. A comment that I got via email, but didn't show up on the blog for some reason:

    Comment left by: Arnav ;

    Baba Ramdev has given easy ways to eliminate black money and get it back from international tax havens and internal circulation. But the question is why is the government not acting ?

    1. Withdraw Rs.500 and Rs. 1000 notes
    When 80 crore people of our country get only Rs.20 a day for living what is such a massive amount of higher denomination notes doing in our economy ?
    Why does the government not recall these notes so that hawala, black money transportation, storage, transfers, and ultimately its creation stops ?
    Why does the government maintain such high denomination notes when no other country in this world has it ?

    2. Agree and accept the UN convention against corruption – pending since 2006
    Why is the government not signing and accepting the UN Convention against Corruption which will enable it to get back black money from 140 countries ?
    Why is the government so lazy when 126 nations has already signed and agreed to the convention ?
    Why is the government presenting our country as one of the most corrupt which has not signed this convention inspite of 126 nations having already done that ?

    3. Death penalty for the corrupt
    Why is the government not imposing death penalty for the corrupt when China has such a law ? The government is only saying that they are working to punish the corrupt people BUT WHERE IS THE PUNISHMENT ? There is not law to punish the corrupt people. People doing scams worth 1.76 lac crore are put in jails for a few days and then they will be freed. Even in jails they get good food to eat, no work to do, and sometimes even 5 start facilities. This is not punishment, this is picnic. Already there are lakhs of pending cases in courts which makes the situation for the corrupt people even easier. And then corruption in the judicial system gives them more space to hide.

    4. Access, monitor, disrupt payment gateway servers enabling corrupt people to manage money in tax havens
    Why is the government not accessing servers and payment gateways which enable corrupt people to manage their money in tax havens ?
    Why is the government not even working towards accessing transaction information domestically which doest not require any denial of any foreign treaty or diplomatic stances ?

    5. Scrutinizing accounts of people having credit/debit cards of foreign banks without any foreign work/relation
    Why is the government not scrutinizing accounts of people who are not NRIs/foreign exchange earners/Ambassadors with credit/debit cards of foreign bank accounts ? Does this not seem to be fishy to the government ? Why is the government raising questions on the funds Patanjali Yogpeeth has when people like Hasan Ali have 1 lac crore for no reason at all ?

    6. Disabling operations of any bank from a tax haven country:
    Why is the government granting permissions to banks like UBS, Credit Suisse from tax havens to operate in our country ? No normal citizens open accounts. Then why is the government allowing these banks when this can and probably has made the transfer of black money across the border easy?
    All these solutions can be implemented very fast and easily and have no violations of any foreign treaty or alliance. SO WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT NOT DOING ANYTHING INSPITE OF BABA RAMDEV SHOUTING THESE SOLUTIONS IN NATIONAL MEDIA ALL DAY LONG ?

  18. A comment that I got via email, but didn't show up on the blog for some reason:

    Comment left by: Gyan ;

    It’s a very good report and articulately compiled account of the socking action carried by ruling government of India against innocent fasting people at Ramlila Maidan.

    What had happened was really socking. I have a good respect for Dr. Manmohan Singh and many other good leaders of UPA, govt.; senior ministers like Pranab Mukarjee, should have intervened. If Sonia Gandhi is behind it, she is a traitor and she will certainly face the consequence. I would say she carried a political suicidal act for UPA at her peril.

    I support each and every word you have accounted in the blog. But with due respect to your views, I would say your silent backing to organizations like RSS & VHP and even leaders of NDA is making, the opinion more politically inclined rather the opinion of a common man of India. Those were the organizations that few years back leaded the heinous act of Babri Masjit Demolition in Ayodha. Which were equally the black pages in the history of Indian secularist & socialistic democracy. It’s like old criminal blaming to the new criminal. And the blame game goes on till the common public forgets it. There no point in highlighting their view points.

    You wrote about Gandhiji’s fasting and the then colonial govt. resisted it for 21 days without any action and now a democratic govt. could not resisted it for 24 hours. I would say here, it was Gandhiji’s personality that baffled the entire British rule in India. Ramdev Ji has to take 1000 births to have that kind of personality. A corporate Swami popularized by cable media devoid of real saintly politeness and sadhana, can never lead a fight against corruption. If happens to lead will easily be curb down by the ruling powers (say of the then British/now UPA/now NDA etc. etc.). And it happened.

    Its pity that the land which was once rich with leaders like Gandhi ji, Shastri ji, Jaiprakash Narayan ji & Babasaheb Ambedkar and saints like Aurobindo Gosh, Sriram Sharama, Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Mahesh Yogi, Maharsi Raman is now devoid with those kind of great souls. Today we have n-numbers of corrupt leaders who know only blame games and we haves n-numbers of Babas suitable for ramp shows and magnificent prabachan pandadals.

    What to say about fight against corruption and black money. I would swear every adult Indian is smeared with its ugliness in one or other form. Say in terms of bribe giving or taking and many other little forms. Have we not??
    Today more than 90% of leaders and bureaucrats are corrupt and owns black money and it has cumulated from the base itself. Say it UPA/NDA/any other they can never mask off the cruel face of corruption, when dipped in the same itself. At least as an able citizen of India, devoid of any power can swear, I will at least lead a corrupt free life and inspire my children and family to do the same.
    Ignite yourself (not in terms of pomp shows but in terms polite actions in day today life) the world will be ignited – APJ Abdul Kalam.

    Kindly excuse me for my openness it’s only a personal view.

  19. Let me provide a BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

    Govt starts things.. they come into view.. catches interests.. people build on them.. gain on them.. govt cant boast.. ppl can.. they do!

    Anna comes.. says he is my representative*.. says I want want these people* in committee that you are forming.. people think he is doing something* good.. think of sending support* with miss calls..

    My representative: When did he asked me??

    These people: Whom he consider good enough, who is he?? UPSC, govt or what?

    Something: 'something' the word defines it..

    Support: Ohh.. don't tell me that they have followed the agenda, seen the report, checked the draft, understood the repercussions and pinged a miss call on 02261550789!!


    Baba comes.. ask his followers* to come to Ramleela Maidan.. Tells its a yoga camp*.. makes it a political stage.. gives his demands* to govt.. Got them fulfilled*.. still continued his stand*.. didn followed his promise to end it.. govt forced him to end it!

    His followers: Should be taken into account that majority constituted his own fellowship.. they were there for Ramdev!

    Yoga camp: That wasn't meant to be for Satyagrah (using such a great term, for blackmailing govt that I have 50,000 ppl here and many more.. u keep my demands .. or.....??

    His demands: That was blackmailing.. as he was more or less forcing the government to gloat his demands.. I am not saying anything about the nature of the demands, not at all the vested interests, but just the procedure.. let there be no vested interest issues at all!!

    Fulfilled: well they were accepted, god bless govt. no? Whts the problem now??

    Stand: Ohh shit, he is the problem, cant let it pass so easily. a few people praising the government about accepting the public interest!! How can he withdraw his stand at such a note??

    The followers.. they dont know wht they are upto.. having an idea that anna hazare is demanding public ombudsman bill and Baba Balack wealth from swiss accounts, is not sufficient.. we always wanted to be a part of change and whats easy than giving a miss call or sending a message which we can flaunt as we did something for the nation.. And here it is, the pool that Baba and Anna have created, of ignorants!!

    Are they working for our benefit?? Our benefit.. which is?

    Lemme guess, getting joint committee formed with people he wants in there : Anna

    Gettin into politics to support his stature, wealth, gain power : Baba

    (Dont you say tht Baba doesn't want to get into politics, you really dont follow his lectures over Indian economy and about what 'he can do' to rectify them.. and these are for the ppl who won't bother to crosscheck (thats where the following is coming from, right?).. And if you are goimg to ask me about whats the harm if he wants to cure economy.. a man who claimed he can cure homosexuality is saying tht he can cure system, and you believe him!) Go ahead guys, let him lead, I just can't.. Sorry, he ain't my man!!!/lovenishgautam

  20. To reflect the selflessness of Baba.. lemme narrate something..

    You were cooking for your dad (u know to impress him, for a hike in allowances or something), your uncle gets in, ask you to cook food for your dad (which u already were), goes to ur dad.. tells him he gets you to cook food for him and gets his appreciation, ask ur dad to lend him his lawn mower.. and there goes your allowance.. he gets his lawn mower, ur dad gets the food, you do the work.. and will get, lets see, NOTHING, come on, thats not fair :(..

    Uncle is Baba..
    Dad is general public
    Food is the black money
    And you are the govt.!!
    Lawn mower is what Uncle is getting.. funds, power, facilitated entry into politics, recognition, people on his side..

    Now those who are saying that it killed democracy, can I ask them to take trouble in telling me that, when he said his 99% demands were met.. why was he there in the first place after that??

    50,000 ppl.. hardcore followers who were there as the name Ramdev was associated with it.. do you seriously believe that they were solely their for the cause?? Even if you are optimistic enough to blindly accept that they were.. how can you take that these 50,000 didn't show there faces in second week of April.. was that agenda any weaker to stimulate them?? Face it, It was the leader that brought them there!!

    They were ready to move on Baba's wink (which he never stops ;) :D). Now, if there had been an active protest, road jams, riots or any civil disturbances (apart from the one already there: BABA).. who wud be accounted for that!! The measures used to disperse them when they oppressed were standard.. (well thts how it happens, I am sorry if I shattered ur fantastic imagination of banging teargas shells on sleeping ppl, they cant oppress if they were sleeping) and if it was so violent then where were the cameras pointing whn police beat the crap out of them.. Atrocity, as they called it, I wasn't able to see that brutal lash but rather only dragging and dispersion as it had to be, and acceptable actions to control that crowd.. God! m I skiping the only news channels which are showing that footage??

    And, It wasnt the democracy tht got killed, It was the Idiocy!!!/lovenishgautam

  21. Had he been so Gandhian in his approach, why didn't he surrender rightaway.. I guess thats how Gandhi Ji would have taken it.. And when the followers were not letting them do their work, paving hurdles in their path, what they shud have done as per you.. Apologize for bothering their sleep and leave wishing them sweet dreams? That was not a crackdown or action but a reaction!! And the one to be held responsible for this is Baba, had he done it the quiter way, there wouldn't be a 'Ramleela' that night!!

    He was making Ramleela Maidan a political platform, spreading disaffection in people.. It was not a crackdown, and police had to do it to maintain law and order.. Ramdev had violated the undertaking for permission for the gathering at Ramlila Maidan, and had even backed out on his assurances.. And whn his demands were met, wht ws he doing there.. And if that peaceful manner had have taken a shape of violent oppression, which was likely, then what had been your opinion? Must be somthing like, "This pathetic govt, they saw it coming.. why didn't they do something in advance, will they ever get proactive.. Congress sucks!!"

    And that pic of 'a single policeman whooping a single man - which is not the definition of lathicharge I guess' doesn't proove anything, other supporters were sitting away from it, other policemen ain't beating any.. providing witnesses won't prove anything as well, how public reacts and exaggerate to such incidences is well known. Any other proofs??

    Its hard to govern, easy to trouble..

    As an answer to many of the questions:
    It is not: FOR A FEW, BY A FEW, TO A FEW.. atleast not YET!
    And a question:
    Who made them my representative??

    What government did afterwards was right, to not to reinforce the perception that a weak government had succumbed to blackmail tactics!!I like my government for that.. it gives me a belief that it wont hesitate to take required action.. its stronger than a person with a following of a few lacs.. Anna with few lacs miss calls on his number or Baba with 50,000 followers cant write their will over the nation's face.. strong government is what I prefer to strong leaders!!!/lovenishgautam

  22. @ lovenish,

    Beating up unarmed men women and children in the middle of night when they are fast asleep is fascist Gestapo tactics, not asserting authority.

    In a democracy there is a right to peaceful assembly. Who are you trying to fool?

  23. Ohh..
    And there is something called governance!

    And beating up.. I don't see the logic when a repudiation force barge into a camp with 50,000 people, start whooping the asses of masses and can dig only 30 casualties..
    '30' is logically explainable when the reason is rush and panic amongst the crowd!!
    And to control that panicking crowd afew actions stands necessary..
    Remove that blindfold and it'll be easier to see who is being fooled!!
    Give it a thought..

  24. very detailed report on the atrocities of upa govt

  25. We will Salute to Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev who are the real Heroes of our Nation.................Incident which were happened on Rammdev and Anna Hazare followers in the previous days shoows the cruel face of the UPA Govt. and we defenetly have hopes that the money holding by bad elements of our nation in Swiss Bank will defently come out and makes India a richest country in the world..............

  26. Outstanding research man,,we need people like you in journalism,,who can bring the truth out to the general masses in a way that they can understand,and realise what kinda corrupt traitors, bastards we have elected to run our beautiful country.

    Everybody lets join our hands and support baba ramdev in this noble cause that he has taken for the betterment of our motherland.

    JAI HIND..

  27. dear Kiran, Since you are not in the pay roll of CONgress and also not a Sonia Chamcha you will never get a job in NDTV/TimesNOw/HT/CNN IBN. Well thank God for that

  28. Very good reporting. God Bless!!!

  29. This statement of Baba is an exhibition of his ignorance of politics. He should consult his secretries or learned men around men before commenting. With this kind of irresponsible statement Baba will loose his support from people and he will be isolated. So Baba should retreat his statement and make sure that he is a peace loving person and will never indulge in violence. BJP/RSS cadre should advise Baba Ramdev on this.

  30. Too good man...
    very nice research and eye opener
    Congress raj should end now... its time for CHANGE.

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  32. Sonia's Buried Truth

    Expose above links to public and ask government to answer on it.

  33. The cause is about Corruption and get black money back in India not about who is supporting Swami Ramdev Baba. And what is wrong if BJP or RSS supporting him.. it is for good and wellfare of India.

    In fact, public supporting the anti corruption movement not Ramdev baba or any other political entity.

    So better government must concentrate on the above mentioned issues directly rather discussing and deviating on other topics.

  34. Kiran,

    Let me congratulate you first for putting down the points that directly influence the people, motivate them to think about the cause. Well done, mate!

    I request you to assimilate this info on facebook through various points. I am going to use your post (this page) for getting people's attentions to your points. I hope people will be able to distinguish this well written account of anti corruption movement from paid propaganda against the patriots by so called media.

  35. It is nice article.. which is master piece... and... one thing i forgot... it is of no use... We do this.. that.. he is good.. bad... forget all this..what is effect of all this high drama???
    All are thieves.. whom do you support???Black money may be there.. many big names may be there.. so the question is can we bring it back??? will govt do it??? take for the case.. 1 lack people are fighting for it...what about 107 cr 99 lakh people???? For me every thing looks like drama... Frankly speaking.. i never heard of Anna Hazzare untill this Lokpal bill issue... what if Lokpal commite gets corrupted??? Then one more commete for look after Lopals???? It won't work like this...
    My belief is we each individual take a moral responsibility of things and start doing good things and stop bad one.. can we take it??? Sorry guys i cann't do all this ... I have better things which are beneficial to me... ha ha.. this is our tendency... My Thinking is that... When Working class in country comes to road and demands for improvement... change can happen... I believe.. I working person = his/her whole family... Think and Act Responsibly.... Drama's are of no use... We need people who can do some good things... not people who just bark on internet..

  36. I must say one thing... Very Good thinking Lovenish .... There are different angles to look at a incident.. Let's not get carried away with some thing we hear.. or see... Most of the things are getting wrongly projected on people... If so called educated people getting carried away... then what about normal people??? Every one does only those things which are beneficial to them.. normal human tendency... very rarely we had great humans.. so thing is.. everyone should Think and Act Responsibly...

  37. Good job.. please spread this to as many people in the world as you can..

  38. @Lovenish: I am restating your comment - "And that pic of 'a single policeman whooping a single man - which is not the definition of lathicharge I guess' doesn't proove anything, "
    What is the definition of lathicharge as per you? Do we have to accept your definition now and apply to the whole nation? Stupid..

  39. I was a little bit impressed with Manmohan Singh and Rahul gandhi some days ago but this incident has seen actual mentality of congress. It hurt me that Manmohan singh acting truely as rubber stamp like.
    Whatever be the reason for Ramdev baba to raise this issue, it will be beneficial for India next gen so all we should support Ramdev and protest Congress..


  41. This is really a good article.
    If this corruption will carry on like this,even a common man will stand against our government.
    Anna Hazare & Kiran Bedi did a very good job by showing their true feeling for their country.
    This is call to be a true Indian....