Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Raja targeted as he's a Dalit, says Karunanidhi" - What an invention!!!

He is targeted because he is a Dalit? not because of the infamous policies like "First come first served" during the 2G spectrum distribution period, which resulted in a massive loss to the exchequer? For opposition the 3G spectrum's auction price compared to that of 2G is an excellent stick in hand to punish the government (Thanks to the mammoth difference in the 2G and 3G contributions to the government exchequer )

Abraham Lincoln once said "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time". From time to time we are seeing that politicians are raising issues like Religion, Caste and all the words sounds similar to that, to win popular appeal. May be India will be the only country in the world, where people are going for strike to include them in the backward class.

Let’s look at the facts against telecom minister. According to reorts

"Bids for one set of pan-India 3G mobile licences reached Rs103.48bn (US$2.33bn), or 195% above the base price, on the 20th day of the auction.

The price for 5 MHz of 3G spectrum in a single circle is more than the 2G revenue of Rs16.51bn for 4.4 MHz of pan-India 2G spectrum across 22 circles or a total of 96.8 MHz of 2G spectrum. Total revenues from the sale of 120 licences for 2G fetched roughly Rs90bn. In contrast, a single pan-India 3G slot on Monday closed at Rs103.48bn

Many of the companies that received 2G licences in early 2008 later sold stakes to foreign companies at huge premiums. Telecom minister A. Raja has come under fire for allocating spectrum in 2008 at a price discovered in 2001, while the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) suggested auctioning the airwaves.

The Comptroller and Auditor General, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Vigilance Commission are investigating the awarding of licences to new entrants then"

The data doesn’t show that he is targeted because he is a dalit. Now-a-Days it’s become a fashion for politicians to make these types of statements. If something went wrong Religion and caste came first and everything else will be neglected. If six decades are not enough for us to change the thought, then when it is going to happen? How long we will take to overcome this mentality which is still dividing and bleeding our nation more and any terrorist organization ever can.

Anyone can bat for telecom minister; we have no problems but don’t put the cases in cold storage. Politicians have to remember that statements like this will not do any good to the country. It will only help to leave a bad taste in people's mind. Let’s allow the CBI to do their job - Don’t windup the case, even if government will face any motions in future in the parliament - and let’s allow the court to decide who is guilty and who is not.


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