Category Archives: Indian Corruption

Rahul gandhi interview Arnab Goswami VIDEO

For the first time, Congress Vice President & Congress Poll Campaign Chief Rahul Gandhi opens up to an elaborate sit-down interview with TIMES NOW Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami. For the first time after his political debut in 2004, Rahul Gandhi takes direct questions on wide range of subjects on Frankly Speaking. In the biggest political interview of 2014, Arnab Goswami asks all the questions that India wanted answers from the Gandhi scion.

My personal thoughts on his performance in this interview :

  • Felt sorry for him – definitely not prepared and ready to take on bigger questions like what Arnab asked in this interview. He definitely made a fool of himself by not answering the simple and straight questions put by the editor-in-chief.
  • Congress party will definitely loose this election if he is still being projected as the Vice president of the party.
  • He was definitely not sure what to answer for questions on Modi’s involvement in Gujrat Riots, 1983 Sikh riots and the congress involvement, His views on AAP and Aravind Kejriwal etc

Here are some questions where Rahul Ghandhi was non-answerable and clueless :

  1. It’s been 10 years as an MP for you, you fought your first election in 2004 & this is your first TV interview.Why has it taken so long?
  2. Rahul Gandhi the first point is this; you have just avoided this whole question about whether you are open to PM’s post. It seems to me Rahul that you are avoiding a difficult contest.
  3.  Are you avoiding a direct face-off with Narendra Modi? Is there a fear of loss Rahul because this election is not looking good for the Congress party from overall estimates? And the growing belief is that if Rahul Gandhi has not picked up the challenge officially that means that there is a fear of loss, he is avoiding a direct one on one battle with Narendra Modi, you must answer that?
  4. Once you have decided to get into politics and you are leading your party effectively, you can’t be leading your party by half, so I’ll throw the question, with respect, back to you, Narendra Modi is challenging you on a daily basis?
  5. What is your view, would like to expound your views, your PM accuses Narendra Modi in his press conference of presiding over “the mass massacre of innocent citizens on the streets of Ahmedabad.” Mr. Rahul Gandhi my question to you is this, do you agree with your PM when he says that?
  6. Specifically speaking how is Narendra Modi, your party criticised him for the 2002 Gujarat riots, and how can you do that when he has been given a clean chit in the Gulbarg massacre by the SIT of the court. It was challenged in the court, the court upheld the SIT finding and therefore legally speaking Mr. Gandhi you cannot draw Narendra Modi into the Gujarat riots, implicate him personally. Do you believe that strategy of your party is fundamentally wrong?
  7. I am sure you don’t, my question is do you acknowledge the role of Congress men in the 1984 riots because there must be justice. Mr. Gandhi there has to be finality, the Gujarat riot cases have moved forward and many people have got justice, if I just compare that to the 1984 riots, you can look at the status and case history of what happened to Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler, HKL Bhagat, Dharam Das Shastri and the one story that you hear there is these cases are endless, they go on for the longest period of time. I am asking you again, Mr. Gandhi before you seek an apology from Modi would you apologise for the 1984 riots, would that be something that you consider?
  8. Mr. Gandhi let’s move on to the RTI. Which is the single biggest legislation to combat corruption. Which you said in your speech at the AICC that was something that you were speaking about. Now, I find it ironical that a party which has 90.38% of its funds from cash between 2008 and 2012. 89.11% of its money comes from unaccounted sources, unnamed sourced. Why would you not say charity begins at home? And let us put the Congress party and its funds under the scanner of the RTI. Why would you not bring the same freshness of perspective in this case as you did when you dealt with the issue of the ordinance.
  9. Was it part of the empowerment of people that Ashok Chavan was protected in the Adarsh Scam despite the fact that the judicial commission actually said that he was involved in a quid pro quo? A Chief Minister, an ex Chief Minister forced to go because of one of the biggest scams. Which was by the way Mr. Rahul Gandhi played out greatly on TIMES NOW. Is he being protected? The CBI is not getting permission to prosecute him. You can say all this Mr. Rahul Gandhi about the legislative framework to fight corruption. But my question to you is more fundamental. You have not shown the political will to use your tremendous influence to ensure that Ashok Chavan faces justice. You said a little bit and you moved back. Why are you still protecting Ashok Chavan.
  10. The other question is, should you have spoken up much much earlier? You know you didn’t. Everyone wants to know today why you didn’t speak up during 2G. Why didn’t you speak up during Coalgate? Why didn’t you speak up? I think it was June 2010 that TIMES NOW broke the CWG scam and railgate. You could have spoken up. And you can’t take the defence that you were not very actively there. You have for some time been effectively in-charge of the 2014 re-election campaign.

Please add your thoughts as comments – Do you think he is ready to be part of Indian politics ? Did he answer any of the questions that Arnab put forward? Does he understand Indian politics and history of Indian national congress?


Read what Arvind Kejriwal’s IIT classmate says about him


I know Arvind since our IIT Days. Since I know the man like the back of my hand, it really pains me in reading all these misinformed opinions of him. He is one of the most intelligent & knowledgeable persons I have come across in my life & definitely the most selfless & honest.

On those IIT Days also, while we all were thinking about our career & thinking of leaving India at
the 1st opportunity, he was hell bent on doing something to change the face of India. He was a big fan of V.P. Singh those days & was very inspired with his honesty (bofors) & efforts to achieve social justice (mandal commission). He was almost a non-believer & hated BJP for the mandir movement. Whoever is accusing him to be a RSS/BJP agent has no idea what he/she is talking about.

Those doubting his honesty/integrity should be informed that he was Joint Commissioner, Income Tax Dept in Delhi when he resigned from IRS. By conservative estimates, officer of this rank in Delhi/Mumbai makes atleast Rs. 1 crore per month from external sources (you can make out what these external sources can be).

How many of us can dedicate our life to the nation when such a lucrative career is infront of us? I am making USD 125000/month here & he was 10 times brighter than me.

I appeal to all Indians (irrespective of caste/religion) to not let go of this chance to reclaim our country from these corrupt politicians. It is because of our “Chalta Hai” & “Dont Care” attitude that things have come to this.

And lastly, if you can’t do anything for the country, at least please don’t accuse Kejriwal of being communal/arrogant/dishonest without checking the facts. We all batchmates (belonging to various castes/ religions) believe that if India can elect 100 leaders like Kejriwal to the Parliament, the country will be counted among the best in 10 years time.

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Disclaimer: This a facebook share that I am sharing on my personal blog. I am not Aravind’s classmate but the above information was shared by one of his IIT classmates showing his support to Aravind. I am really not sure about the authenticity of the article (as it was a facebook share) but still believe in Aravind’s triumph.

Please read this article too on IITian too.

raju narayanaswamy IAS scapegoat for kerala politicians

I hate when I find the smartest and brilliant Indians are forced to get stuck in job transfers because of not obliging to the corrupted Kerala politicians. Raju Narayanaswamy  is among that. He was the best when it comes to academic excellence and also when it comes to professional practices. He did the best job when he was in service and the political party made use of his strict practices to get political benefits to their opposition party.

First of all, a little bit about Raju Narayanaswamy :

raju narayanaswamy

Raju Narayana Swamy is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He is presently Secretary, General Education, Government of Kerala.

Narayana Swamy was born into a middle class Kerala Iyer family from Changanassery, Kerala, India. He has a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He reportedly turned down a MIT Scholarship in order to pursue a career with the Indian Administrative Service. He also ranked 1st in the 1991 Civil Services Examination and entered the Indian Administrative Service.
Narayana Swamy is a prolific writer with 23 books to his credit. His work Santhimantram Muzhangunna Thazvarayil (Travelogue) won the 2004 Kerala Sahitya Akademi award. Among his recent works include Niram Mangiya Vazhithara, which is a translation of The Road of Lost Innocence, the English version of the French memoirs by Somaly Mam. He also has a passion for Mathematics and Physics which he opted as subjects for the Civil Services Examination.

Here are some of the strict actions he took when in service .

A real estate agent wanted to fill up a paddy field which is banned under law. An application came up before Narayanaswamy who was sub collector the, for an exemption from this rule for this plot of land. Upon visiting the site he found that the complaint from 60 poor families that they will face water logging due to the waste water from a nearby Government Medical College if this paddy field was filled up was correct. Narayanswamy came under intense political pressure but he did what was right – refused permission for filling up the paddy field. That was his first confrontation with politicians.

As district Collector he raided the house of a liquor baron who had defaulted Rupees 11 crores payment to government and carried out revenue recovery. A Minister directly telephoned him and ordered to return the forfeited articles to the house of the liquor baron. Narayanswamy politely replied that it is difficult. The minister replied that Narayanaswamy will suffer.

In his district it was a practice to collect crores of rupees for earthen bunds meant for poor farmers, but which were never constructed. A bill for rupees 8 crores came up before Narayanaswamy. He inspected the bund. He found it very weak and said that he will pass the bill after the rainy season to ensure that the bund served the purpose. As expected the earthen bund was too weak to stand the rain and it disappeared in the rain. But he created a lot of enemies for saving 8 crores public money. The net result of all such unholy activities was that he was asked to go on leave by the government. Later such an illustrious officer was posted as “State Co-Ordinator, Quality Improvement Programme for Schools”. This is what the politician will do to a honest officer with backbone – post him in the most powerless position to teach him a lesson. Since he found that nothing can be achieved for the people if he continued with the State Service he opted for central service. But that too was denied on some technical ground.

What will you do when you have a brilliant computer career anywhere in the world you choose with the backing of several advanced technical papers too published in international journals to your credit?

Here are some genuine comments on raju narayanaswamy who showed a strong back bone to Kerala politicians :

“I still remember the speech he gave on the occasion of felicitation ceremony conducted in our college to congratulate him on his success as IAS topper. He is a down to earth GENIUS. I always felt if he would have been in the scientific world he could have invented something. Because he was so brilliant in Maths & Physics, his favourite subjects. I feel he should be a role model to the new generation & if some of them follow his footsteps, it will be a great movement in our country. I think down the line some generation may fed of these corrupted people & start acting against them, a kind of movement like “For the People”. Thats what our country need now.”

“These politicians have paralysed the whole system.. The youth today is striving for personal welfare only going for MBA and MS in foreign universities.If a person like Mr Raju who could have opted for abroad studies chose civil service in order to serve the nation why can’t we.We think what can we do single handedly for the nation which is so vast and where corruption has its roots upto unimaginable depths but this kind of attitude in not going to help the situation.I know that the results of these efforts may not be very fast and obvious but atleast trying to clean the mess is much better than just staring and commenting on the shortcomings of our nation.If the youth today starts working in this direction,then the day is not far when the things like poverty,corruption will become the things of past as are Britishers now after the independence………”

“Raju is a fantastic gentleman. A savant in maths and physics, but academically bright people often seldom find themselves throttled in working with corrupt dubious politicians. They are not so called tactful in buttering the back side of politicians and in doing social good often end up as bureaucratic pariahs. Hats off to the boy for his integrity and high standards of morality. A social role model but an unhappy man on personal and professional front. God bless him”

“Raju has been my juinor in school and college, and his dad my professor in college. He is really unmatched in many ways. In school and collge he was knowledgable than many of the teachers, but was always humble and down-to-earth. I remember one case when teacher didnt give him 100% for some of his answers in exam. Although he got 100% total marks as he had answered all optional questions also, he approached teacher and had discssion on these answers and was able to convince that they were right. Most students wont care to do this as anyway they got 100% total marks. I am proud to have been associated with Raju even though in a small way in those days. We need people like him to take this country to the right path.”