Modi-baiters Stand Unmasked

This was published today in the Pioneer. Comments and criticism welcome as always.

Modi-baiters stand unmasked
August 25, 2011   
Sandeep B

A sizeable section of the English media has been suspiciously enthusiastic about touting allegations as proof as far as the 2002 Gujarat violence is concerned. Recent revelations about those agitating against Narendra Modi and his Government have exposed them for what they are: Liars and myth-mongers. IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt is one such ‘crusader’ who should be shamed and shunned by all

Intellectuals, academics, a sizeable section of the English media and other self-appointed guardians of communal harmony consider allegation as proof as far as the Gujarat 2002 violence — or more accurately, Mr Narendra Modi — is concerned. It’s only recently that damaging revelations regarding the motivations and credibility of some of these worthies have come to light — one of the vociferous detractors of Mr Modi, Prof Angana Chatterji, happens to be on the ISI agent Ghulam Fai’s guest list. Even a cursory examination of the timeline of the 2002 riots investigation will show us that it’s not justice that they want for the riot victims but the scalp of the Gujarat Chief Minister.

The riot-investigation timeline is populated mostly by wild allegations and involves actors drawn from various backgrounds united by a common motive to ensure Mr Modi’s fall from Chief Ministership. However, over time, their allegations have slowly been coming apart. Teesta Setalvad, who at one point attained celebrity status for her efforts to pursue the riots cases now finds herself facing the ire of courts. One of the revelations from her former aide and confidant Rais Khan include the following statement: “Sadik Hussain R Sheikh, (a) notary, who is on the pay roll of Teesta Setalvad… used to blindly notarise affidavits of witnesses sent by Teesta Setalvad. Sadik has also notarised the affidavits of Sanjiv Bhatt, IPS, on April 14, 2011.”

This is the same Sanjiv Bhatt whom the media and self-proclaimed secularists catapulted to instant stardom sometime in April this year because he claimed in an affidavit to the Supreme Court that he was present at a meeting where Mr Modi had, in the presence of seven senior bureaucrats, said that Hindus should be allowed to vent their ‘anger’ against Muslims after 59 kar sevaks were roasted alive in the Sabarmati Express coach.

Sanjiv Bhatt, a Gujarat Cadre IPS officer of the 1988 batch was suspended by the Gujarat Government last week after an inquiry report found that he was guilty of “continuous disobedience,” which constitutes a “serious misconduct and under AIS Conduct & Discipline Rules attracts a major penalty,” and is “unbecoming of a senior member of the IPS”. Instant outrage ensued from the usual quarters in the media and elsewhere over Sanjiv Bhatt’s suspension terming it as an act of vendetta by the Gujarat Government. Sanjiv Bhatt has since claimed to contest the suspension.

So does this saga boil down to one where an upright policeman is punished by the might of the State because he spoke the truth? Here’s a brief career graph of Sanjiv Bhatt.

  • Some years ago, Sanjiv Bhatt was indicted by the National Human Rights Commission for planting drugs in a hotel room to implicate, arrest, and wrongfully detain an advocate of Rajasthan. He was then indicted by a lower court and the indictment was subsequently upheld by the Gujarat High Court.
  • In 1996, he was named as an accused in the Gujarat Police recruitment scam for which he was chargesheeted on December 12, 2010. Sanjiv Bhatt was chairman of the recruitment committee. The chargesheet details the nature of specific commissions and omissions done by Sanjiv Bhatt in his capacity as chairman. A notable omission is the fact that he flouted the orders of the DGP regarding certain specific recruitment procedures.
  • Sanjiv Bhatt repeated the same defiance — of flouting his superior’s order — when he was posted as Principal, SRP Training Centre, Chawki, Sorath, Junagadh since September 1, 2010. Despite his leave application being rejected by the Gujarat DGP, he went on unauthorised absence starting February 12, 2011 till date. He ignored several reminders to report to duty.
  • When he was posted to the Gram Rakshak Dal (from where he was transferred on October 30, 2010), he appropriated official gadgetry like laptops, projector, video cameras, and a mobile phone and returned them only after the Government ordered a preliminary inquiry against him. Sanjiv Bhatt ignored all the notices that ordered him to be present at the inquiry.

What’s most notable in Sanjiv Bhatt’s unflattering career record is the fact that his long list of professional misconduct happened years before he filed his affidavit.

This begs another important question: Why did Sanjiv Bhatt wait for nine years to state that he was part of that meeting? Why didn’t he depose before say, the Nanavati Commission or the Banerjee Commission?

The Supreme Court-appointed SIT rejected his testimony on the grounds that it was unreliable. Nobody among the seven bureaucrats present at said meeting with Mr Modi ever recalled Sanjiv Bhatt’s presence.

Not content with this, Sanjiv Bhatt on July 26, 2011 filed another affidavit, which makes even wilder allegations against a host of people including his (former) friend, the Additional Advocate General Tushar Mehta, RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy, and Mr N Ram of The Hindu. Both Mr Gurumurthy and Mr Ram have denied these allegations.

According to Sanjiv Bhatt, Mr Mehta had colluded with various bureaucrats to help the riots-accused escape punishment. Sanjiv Bhatt’s claim that he “chanced upon” some “unusual emails” in Mr Mehta’s personal email account — whose password Mr Mehta had given him — is incredible. Even assuming he had been given the password, how does one “chance upon” an email without opening and reading it at some length? On his part, Mr Mehta denies that he had ever shared his email password with Sanjiv Bhatt. Sanjiv Bhatt’s other allegation is that his emails have been hacked by “agents” of the Gujarat administration.

Among others, Sanjiv Bhatt has had email exchanges with Teesta Setalvad, Shabnam Hashmi, Cedric Prakash and Leader of the Opposition in Gujarat, Shakti Singh Gohil. An email with Mr Gohil talks about how he (Sanjiv Bhatt) is “eagerly awaiting both the packages” and “the Blackberry”.
This is pretty much the complete picture, so far, of a tainted cop who has leveled serious allegations against everybody who have ventured to present the other side of the Gujarat riots saga. It is unthinkable that Sanjiv Bhatt is acting without powerful political support. Union Minister for Home Affairs P Chidambaram’s ill-advised remark about the Center willing to intervene in Gujarat’s affairs can be interpreted as an expression of support for Sanjiv Bhatt. His statement is akin to a chilling foretaste of a horribly damaged federalism envisaged by the dangerous Communal Violence Bill sought to be pushed through.

Equally, sections of the media need to stop projecting Sanjiv Bhatt as a courageous cop who was victimised given that it has failed to inform the complete picture about Sanjiv Bhatt to the public. Fairness, restraint and balance aren’t really very hard to achieve if the media puts its mind to it.

190 comments for “Modi-baiters Stand Unmasked

  1. cricfan
    October 14, 2011 at 3:20 AM

    Angina Shatterji is also named in the ‘Breaking India’ book. If there was justice in this world, suspension would be the least of her punishment.

  2. October 14, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    He He!

    Angana Chatterji is suspended.

    I don’t remember this being a media story when this “great activist” in professorial garb was suspended. Now it is spun as a protest against her suspension, full of righteous indignation, citing her “work” in Kashmir (not elaborating her being involved with the notorious Kashmiri Islamist Fai who was arrested recently by FBI… ). Of course hubby/colleague Shapiro is also famous for being turned back from India for his “academic” activism…

  3. Pradyumna
    October 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Is there any instrument to measure the idiocity of people like Loneranger?

    Was he denied work visa to US? Looks like that.

    He says that all international NGOs pay decently. I hope it is more than Rs.32 per day. LOL

  4. Pradyumna
    October 4, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    One thing that the Teestas, Rajdeeps and the rest of the Kaangres regulars cannot digest is the fact tha the internet is so deluged of their critics. Bloggers like the Lonerangers and Dilips have only two point agenda: Just keep accusing and keep denying. No need for rationale or logic. Unfortunately for them, for every blog they post, number of their critics grow in multiples. My simple suggestion: Keep quiet, you are hurting yourself!

  5. Anand
    September 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comrade L-Ranger,

    I don’t rely on the testimony of people like you. People who defend crooks like Sen, people who invent excuses and justifications for the murder of innocents by Maoists, people who try to deny justice to Godhra train victims by projecting their deaths as accident, people who manufacture a convenient chronology of Bombay riots to justify the violence of one of the parties …. Sorry. Hatred is not the emotion I feel for such people; more like contempt and loathing. Come back when you acquire some humanity and compassion.

  6. September 10, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    you are a shameless liar.

    “M.Patil – Go ask the sikhs in trilokpuri and tilak nagar in Delhi on who helped / assisted”

    the fundamentalist RSS wallas. Our rent a cause wallas like AR, Teesta Setelvad, etc were/are merrily partying.

  7. ava
    September 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    How the President gets chosen by Congress. Was a Muslim MP not dismissed recently for claiming that Patil used to wash dishes at the Gandhi family house years ago and so that is how she got her job? Interesting Wiki Cable:

    Interesting facts about governor Beniwal of Gujarat:

  8. Loneranger
    September 9, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    M.Patil – Go ask the sikhs in trilokpuri and tilak nagar in Delhi on who helped / assisted them in their efforts all these years. All your statements are lies and more lies.

  9. September 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    “A former Delhi police constable, deposing as a defence witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case involving former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, today told a Delhi court that he was on duty during those tumultuous days and he did not come across any report of any killing or rioting.

    Sajjan Kumar, along with five others, is facing trial for allegedly instigating a mob which killed six persons in Delhi Cantonment area during the riots in the wake of the assassination of erstwhile Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

    What did the NGO’s/secular s do for the victims of 1984 riots? nothing.
    Not surprising considering the fact that these NGO’s, secular`s, Media wallas eat out of Dynasty Gravy train.

  10. Amit
    September 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    “You have no sympathy for the tribals who get raped by your police routinely since they dont affect your life. In simple terms, their living or dead has no meaning since it doesnt affect your financially or otherwise.”

    And you don’t care – in fact, you despise the Indian soldiers who risk their lives to protect ingrates like you. You also despise Hindus and would wish that we would just die away. How do you sleep at night?

    BTW, I can understand why you want people to remain poor and not make their lives better – because your ego feeds off of the poor people and their situation, and if they were to lift themselves up and better their lives, self-righteous and hypocritical “activists” like you would lose their livelihood and have nothing to do but swat flies. You should check yourself into a psychiatric ward – your condition can be easily treated.

  11. ava
    September 9, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    If Muslims had good sense, they would be using all the money that is pouring into Kashmir to develop themselves and not just build Swiss Chalet styled three storied houses with it, if they had any love for their own people, they would build infrastructure and build on being self sufficient, and encourage their children to be educated and not rock throwers. After all, who is stopping them from developing? They are free to worship as they want and run the area with their own people and control business and education. But they are short sighted. Due to their ethics they have destroyed their own carpet industry, no one wants to buy their carpets anymore as they sold substandard goods, so their carpets have no international value, people got tired of getting shoddy goods while being charged charged for first class carpets….So considering how their brothers live in Pakistani Kashmir, these people should begin questioning their own leaders and the path those
    leaders have lead them to….I also dislike the bogus comparison made with Palestine, those people live in ghettoes, you do not see massive money for their development poured in by Israel as done by the Indian government in Kashmir, also HIndus were forced to flee from their homes by separatists in Kashmir. The Muslims there do not want to be wretched like their brothers in Pakistan, they want Indian money but no part of India. How can one have the cake but eat it too? Also the separatism began there quite recently when Pakistan began infiltrating the area…Now Pakistan is in danger of disintegrating, and lives off by threatening the US into giving aid money….People have had enough of the bullying by Pakistan. Time Muslims begin taking responsibility for their self-created problems…

  12. BharatWellWisher
    September 9, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Latest from the CM’s blog in TOI

    Muslims better off in Gujarat

    Lage Raho Narendrabhai

  13. x
    September 8, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    The pioneering capitalists, the East India Cos, Hudson Bay Co and such, used slave labor and indentured labor. They and every free market capitalist country of west has horrendous list of crimes, ranging from slavery, massacre, loot, deceit, engineered famines, engineered epidemics, every bad thing under the sun. The destruction, of civilizations, communities, peoples, ecosystems, species, nature, that these criminal capitalists have committed, in the name of freeing markets and development, will only be matched by similar acts by proponents of sibling western systems such as christianity, islam, communism, nazism and fascism in the guise of religion, love, peace, equality, race, socialism and nationalism.

    Loonie is a slave of west. His being antagonistic to a sibling westrn system does not make that system any more acceptable to what he propagates.

    Even today, under the various layers of deceptive labels and propaganda, a commie, missionary, mullah and capitalist, does what they hav been doing all along, subversion, deception and killings by indirect methods. Eg., farmer suicides, endosulfan related deaths and mutilations, expropriation of farm lands, mountains and rivers(Swami Nigamananda).

  14. September 8, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    “Whatever wikileaks also said about Shri Rahul Gandhi is also a big lie”

    True. But, whatever Wiki said about Modi is straight from Semitic God.

    LR, stop talking about my maturity. You first earn an honest living without leeching off of hardworking Indian tax payer.

  15. Loneranger
    September 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    CC – Stop this diatribe. I m no supporter of mayawati so dont waste your time writing about a illiterate fraudulent lady.

  16. CC
    September 8, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Why is Mayawati even bothering to answer wikileaks accusation. She is a poor woman from Minority community. Whatever Wikileaks revealed about Mayawati and her private jet flying empty to Mubmai to pick up sandals is 100% false. Whatever wikileaks also said about Shri Rahul Gandhi is also a big lie. It is not suitable to talk about larger than life statues built by a poor woman Mayawati from minority community. It is not suitable to talk about Rahul Gandhi and his Harvard degree.

  17. Loneranger
    September 8, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    M.Patil – You are very immature. You missed the point I made about the wikileaks since it is not suitable to you. Why dont we talk on what the wikileaks say about Modi and his reign of fear ? Is it not to your liking ? Normally, your party takes the support of wikileaks but now they dont have any answer to this latest report. I am sure on this modi issue you will say assange is mad isnt it ?

  18. Ranger
    September 8, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    You didn’t answer my question LoneRanger. Name one free market capitalist country which has child labor or any sort of exploitation of labor.

    The reason I ask you this is because you accuse capitalists of exploiting labor and of employing child labor. Name a single free market capitalist country which has child labor or where labor is exploited.

  19. September 8, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    “Look at your hypocrisy, you want to suck up to them when you want a job there but the same country has harsh words for your hero but you support him on net”

    Doing an honest days job is not sucking up like you DO to the Corrupt Genocidal Dynasty of Rajiv G and Sonia G.
    Only NGO’s suck up for grants, rest are paid for their work and the Company sees benefit in hiring them or else they will be fired.

    But for a Sick ??? like you, your job is to spread verbal diarrhea on the web for supper. That is why you never Criticize Rajiv G. Shame on you.

    Get an honest days job, before you lecture.

  20. Loneranger
    September 8, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Amit – btw, Meena Khalko was a tribal she was not a muslim or a hindu. Stop bringing religion in every issue. It is very sad that people like you sipping martinis need to make a joke of a death. If you have gumption go and tell your cheap joke on religion to the villagers there. You are a sick person.

  21. Loneranger
    September 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Amit – My comments seem to have a touched a raw nerve somewhere. You have no sympathy for the tribals who get raped by your police routinely since they dont affect your life. In simple terms, their living or dead has no meaning since it doesnt affect your financially or otherwise.

    M.Patil – I dont support anyone unlike people like you who support a killer. Today, wikileaks say the Mumbai consulate general has given a comment wherein he says Modi rules the state by fear and intimidation. He further says that Modi tapes the phones of all the police officers and IAS. Perhaps that is the ideal thing to do in your warped mind is it ? Go and read the article in paper about Modi by what the secret service of your favorite country US has found. Look at your hypocrisy, you want to suck up to them when you want a job there but the same country has harsh words for your hero but you support him on net.

  22. CC
    September 8, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Mian Loneranger, your hero, India’s savior and only hope for the future Rahul Gandhi will set things right. He is the only one who has the support of the entire nation. Modi doesn’t even have the support of his own car driver. But Rahul the one true savior will rescue the nation and take it back to the Golden age of his father and his grandfather.

  23. September 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    “Oh, and schedule a trip to Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh next, so that you can see the ground realities in those two states and calculate the public money looted by the corrupt leaders, all in cahoots with, or belonging to your favorite Team A Congress party.”

    I am not sure about Tamil Nadu but AP has been looted thoroughly by YSR and his goons with appropriate cut to the High Command. Now that YSR’s son is out of favor some things are coming out. But, the real extent of loot and deprivation of the people will be clear with a non Congress govt at the center and state.

  24. September 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    “GOI is sending me pal and not some NGO”

    That makes it quite clear why you support corrupt, genocidal Rajiv G and Sonia G. Dude, these people live off of the hardworking people like me. The money you are getting is my tax payer money wasted on worthless people like you, Teesta, Harsh Mander etc.

    You are just a rent a cause guy/girl singing for your supper.

  25. Amit
    September 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    “I had written about Meenka Khalko and if you had any humanity left you or your pals here would have replied to it. “

    What to do? Looks like the great being in the sky gave all the humanity to you, Binayak Sen, Suzie Roy, Barkha Dutt, Teesta Setalvad and others of your ilk, and didn’t leave any for us evil Hindutva people. When your Momins come to chop hands, according to you, all we can and should do is kneel down before them and offer up our arms. Because that will right the “wrong” done to your cab driver in London. When they come to burn bogies of the train with women and children inside, you expect that we should pour kerosene on ourselves to make their job easier – and then make it a case of self-immolation or accident. Along with tons of humanity, looks like you’ve also got a generous dose of loathing for non-Muslims and a desire to keep appeasing the minority, no matter what.

    “GOI is sending me pal and not some NGO.”

    Aha, so you’re carrying water for the corrupt Congress Party and Madam? Humanity, deep hatred for non-Muslims, and now sucking up to the white lady. What other amazing characteristics do you have? At least it’s good to know where all the money looted by the Congress Party that you voted for is going – to bribe the poor people in Gujarat to lie one more time. Carry on!!

  26. Ranger
    September 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    “Unlike you, who feel exploitation of children is necessary for economic growth, we intend to have growth with proper systems in place.”

    What nonsense ? Typical of as you LoneLoser to put words into your opponent’s mouth. I wrote about obstructive labor policies in India (which was brought about by wooly headed socialists / activists like you ) which do not allow an employer to sack his employee. Result of which the employer refuses to grow or create more jobs. Everybody suffers, the employer as well as the employee.

    Regarding child labor – name a real capitalist free market economy which has child labor or any form of exploitation of labor. Name one country like that.

  27. CC
    September 7, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Wow TOI actually reported this??


    LUCKNOW: In a show of defiance ignoring all criticism, BSP chief and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati was on Wednesday garlanded with currency notes said to be of the value of Rs 18 lakh.

    The garland comprising notes of various denominations was put around her neck at a meeting of party leaders despite an opposition outcry over her being presented a similar garland of value estimated between Rs 21 lakh and Rs 15 crore at a massive rally here on Monday.

    “Wherever she goes, she will henceforth be greeted with garland of notes and not with garland of flowers,” state PWD minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui told reporters after the meeting.

    Mian Loneranger, your minority community heroine Mayawati had to send her private jet to Mumbai to pick up her sandals. Why didn’t you volunteer to help her? I’m shocked that you wouldn’t lift a finger to help this poor woman from the downtrodden minority community.

  28. Loneranger
    September 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Amit – GOI is sending me pal and not some NGO. I can understand your frustration that all internet tigers have from time to time. I can only empathize with it. The reality of your hero will be exposed soon as I am also going to Karjan, Modasa and Palanpur where the minority community was rehabilitated post 2002. I had written about Meenka Khalko and if you had any humanity left you or your pals here would have replied to it. Today also there is a report that DNA samples are going to be tested. What do you have to say about your police who gangraped and killed an innocent girl later to tag her as a maoist ?

    Ranger – I dont need validations from play station kids like you. Unlike you, who feel exploitation of children is necessary for economic growth, we intend to have growth with proper systems in place.

  29. Ranger
    September 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Amit… thats exactly the point I wanted to make. Why does Loneranger seek validation from people like us ? Its like us going to a Paki website, and trying to convince those people why we are such noble and kindhearted people, working for the benefit of humanity. Term sadomasochist comes to mind.

  30. x
    September 7, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    off to gather data for ur foreign collaborators, Loonie? How much r u taking to sell ur BharatMa ?

  31. cricfan
    September 7, 2011 at 5:52 AM

    @psecular said:
    ” very interesting and funny. How are you mining the comments, interested in technical aspect of it. What tool/script/ language did you use ? I am wondering what an image visualization of the classification would produce. A fruit cake 😉 ??”

    1. All credit should go to lone raisin. now, if one was a silly painter like MFH with @LR as the ‘muse’, could’ve posted some ahem.. interesting drawings, but we have to make do with ‘silly jokes’ for now.

    2. The red-green secular filter clip-on for regular coolers works best. Standard s/w tools defeated by the sheer number of spelling mistakes and lack of coherence in tooty-frooty’s comments.

    3. Signal-to-Noise Ratio for his comments showed up as zero initially. we increased the number of decimal places from 0 to 2 and after some liberal rounding *up*, SNR came out as 0.01 (just like his EEG). screen shot of actual visualization output that proves this findings beyond reasonable doubt:

  32. cricfan
    September 7, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    the hero of the battle of boredom adds more raisins :
    “.. supporters of a man who slept while the entire state was burning. ”
    1. It can’t be brain fever (why?), so it’s just a fruitcake’s febrile imagination.

    2. “btw, I checked the meaning of bigot”
    good call. a person who looks in mirror every morning needs a name to go with both faces.

    2. ” what I will say about your idol the great modi will be based on ground reality.”
    and nobody can grind reality to dust any better that fruitcake :)

  33. Amit
    September 7, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Now I’ve to go back to my much-needed vacation and sip some delicious martinis prepared by my servant. Don’t bother me with your pathetic stories of your self-righteous “sacrifices” – find someone else to validate your life for you.

  34. Amit
    September 7, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Oh, and schedule a trip to Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh next, so that you can see the ground realities in those two states and calculate the public money looted by the corrupt leaders, all in cahoots with, or belonging to your favorite Team A Congress party. But since you don’t have the balls to do that, keep up with your witch-hunt of Modi. Will you be training some poor people in Surendranager to lie, just like your hero Teesta Setalvad and other “activists” did, and give them money to sign some false affidavits against Modi? Make sure your poor people don’t go back on their statements this time and don’t stab you in the back. Hope your NGO has enough money for you. 😉

  35. Amit
    September 7, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    LOL. And does it apply to those like you who voted for Team A of Venality – and continue to do so even today – and its dimpled leader, who not only was wide awake but also justified the barbaric massacre of Sikhs by stating “when a great tree falls”? Keep deluding yourself that you’re fighting the good fight.

  36. Loneranger
    September 6, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    Amit – Have a sense of humor my boy. btw, I checked the meaning of bigot and I found it applies to you. Lo behold ! , not only to you but to all supporters of a man who slept while the entire state was burning. I welcomed you with lot of warmth since you were not commentating here and I presumed you must have gone to one of your vacations after working hard 20 hrs a day. Since you talk of my trips, let me tell you next week I am off to Modi country on research work for a week. I will post from there how people like districts like Surendranagar are viewing the forthcoming election in 2012. Unlike arm chair critics, what I will say about your idol the great modi will be based on ground reality.

  37. Amit
    September 6, 2011 at 9:14 PM


    I laugh at your feeble attempts to generate shame by your false references to vacations, though you forgot to mention air-conditioner and servants this time. Feeling a bit insecure today, are you, and need some validation for your life choices? Got to beat your own drum and say how amazing you are and how the work you’re doing is so meaningful?

    BTW, I owe a bigot and a Hindu-hater like you no answers. For all your reference droppings like London, LSE, trips to USA and Europe, you still have to master the very basic skills of reading and comprehension. Then again, since your heroes are people like Binayak Sen and Arundhati Roy, I do understand and sympathize with your plight.

  38. ava
    September 6, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    “as far as”
    and “as in all the Left and Congress ruled States”
    Anyway, India has a natural entrepreneurial culture as shown by history. One just wonders if after independence if India had a government which allowed the natural culture of India to blossom instead of trying to direct it from the center and stifling all natural creativity and incentive of peoples, how much different India would be today…Yet the lesson still has not been learned which is the sad part–

  39. ava
    September 6, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Gujarat generates a lot of money from taxes, it gets very little development from government as far a development is concerned. No wonder Modi gets elected over and over again, the people are seeing they get the short end of the stick, and were he not there, development would come to a screeching as all the Left and Congress ruled.

  40. ava
    September 6, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Gujarat pays more in taxes than it gets from government? Where does the money go to? To fund Conress elections I suppose and to keep unproductive, useless states like Kashmir fat on government aid, by the way, despite the aid to Kashmir the roads are filthy even by Indian standards despite the massive amounts of aid money pumped by India to this state, so I think perhaps Momins should ask what is being done by their leaders regarding this money, where does it disappear? In government handouts which goes not to the poor but back to Congress’ hands.

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