'Karunanidhi's day-out' to Delhi concluded on expected lines, with the same old expletives.
His hurried visit achieved its purpose that the Congress High command did not derail his interests in the Central cabinet.
We can guess how he could have managed to get Sonia do this - the clue lies in what he said after the meeting with Sonia - that he insisted that the women's reservation bill must be brought out. This has an element of deja vu in that exactly the same thing was told by Sonia when she attended the inauguration of New Assembly hall of Tamilnadu recently. The DMK numbers in Rajya sabha helped her getting it passed. Karunanidhi reminded her the same thing at the end of his visit to bail out Raja. Can UPA minus DMK survive? - this seems to be what Karunanidhi has reminded her. With this ends the 'tough' stance of the government on corruption. But with this remains unchecked Karunanidhi's major source of money to corrupt the voters in the next elections. This forms a funny cycle of "I need your support but you need my support to enable you become someone so that I have to depend on you for your support".
To put this in easy language, Congress needs numbers for survival. That number is given by DMK. But DMK can not muster this number through fair election practices. It needs money - a main source of it being Raja - and a government at the centre that turns a Nelson's eye at everything - starting from election booth onwards. Without these two, DMK can not get the numbers. Without the tacit support of Congress at these two levels, DMK can not win the elections and become a force to reckon with. Then why should the Congress allow DMK to become like this and then become helpless in checking the monumental corruption practices (twin corruption - bribing voters and getting bribed) that no democratic society has ever seen in this world?
At some point of time, the congress must call a spade a spade. Perhaps it is contemplating to do so, I believe. Or else the until now speculated early elections to TN Assembly (which would be advantageous for DMK) would not have been given up by Karunanidhi who confirmed after this trip that there is going to be no early elections. Does that mean that Congress is not yet soft towards him? That it is in no hurry to affirm a continuing alliance with him as of now? It will be for the good of the polity and for the Congress to curtail this man, choke his money inlets and save democracy in Tamilnadu. Let me hope this in my own way - because the current Sun Maha dasa for India must give a clean governance and the next five years starting from kara varusham must bring cheers to the people of Tamilnadu.
The next issue in Karunanidhi's trip to Delhi is the use of Dalit card which is for the consumption of others.
I visualize a scene where Karunanidhi would have spoken to the Congress leadership that he would take care of any adverse fall-out of the Spectrum scam.
The one and only way he can handle this is by using the dalit-card!
If it is about himself, the sacred- thread would come to his rescue. We could have heard him blame the 'no-sacred thread' to him as the cause of all allegations. But Raja seems to be a level lesser than him - after all he is his servant. So the dalit- card is enough.
Usually I wont quote Manu smrithi in my write-ups except on vegetarianism and non-violence.
Since karunanidhi is a lover of Manu smrithi, I think I can quote from Manu.
Dalit or brahmin - whoever commits an offence - particularly against the State - must not be spared. If the offender is a dalit, the punishment however stays - with lesser intensity. That is Raj-neeti of Manu.
"335. Neither a father, nor a teacher, nor a friend, nor a mother, nor a wife, nor a son, nor a domestic priest must be left unpunished by a king, if they do not keep within their duty."
337-338. In a case of theft, the guilt of a Shudra shall be eightfold, that of a Vaisya sixteenfold, that of a Kshatriya two-and-thirtyfold, that of a Brahmin sixty-fourfold, or quite a hundredfold, or even twice four-and-sixtyfold; each of them knowing the nature of the offence.
343. A king who punishes thieves according to these rules will gain fame in this world and after death unsurpassable bliss."
In today's world, Manu smrithi no longer holds water. We have Parashra smrithi for Kali yuga. But no smrithi lets go the offender.
The irony of 'Karunanidhi smrithi' is that it is not in tune with any known law of Dharma.
Even in astrology dalit-hood is not considered as a mean identity.
Planet Saturn which stands for low birth, meanness and servant-hood is in fact an up holder of Righteousness and Dharma.
It is always opposed to Sun, the signifactor of King.
Where Saturn attains exaltation as an up holder of Dharma (in Libra), the king (Sun) has to bite the dust. Sun debilitates at Libra!
This also means Kings are not always right in their discharge of duties in tandem with dharma.
But Saturn never wavers a bit in discharging Dharma.
This is the age of kali - the dark Saturn.
It may seem to encourage lawlessness and adharma.
But ultimately Dharma will and must triumph.
Karunanidhis will be thrown out by destiny's own designs.
We have to wait and watch.
Given below is a statement by Dr Subramanian Swamy, followed by some thought provoking articles on what happened on Spectrum allocation. The Chinese angle to it is truly a cause of concern. The government can not afford to sit quite on this scam.
JANATA PARTY PRESIDENT,
May 4, 2010
In February this year, the CBI probe unit handling the spectrum scam laid its hands on highly incriminating evidence that indicated transfer of scam money to secret accounts in Switzerland and other countries, but under political pressure the 'lead' has been conveniently buried.
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India Tells Mobile Firms to Delay Deals for Chinese Telecom Equipment
Published: April 30, 2010
URL : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/01/business/global/01delhi.html?th&emc=th
" INDIAN intelligence and security agencies are quite jittery about huge telecommunication contracts given to Chinese vendors by state corporations with blessings of the top political and bureaucratic leadership in the Telecommunications Ministry. They are wondering "what price we are going to pay for getting our national security compromised. "