We are indeed idiots to support one party or the other whereas these parties have a good time with foreign funds
The preamble of the Constitution should be amended to read instead of “We, the people of India……” to “We, the idiots of India…..”
We think the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are different parties attacking each other 24×7. But the fact is that essentially they are birds of the same feather.
This is best illustrated by an amendment to the FCRA law which Arun Jaitley quietly got passed with the full support of the Congress.
The representation of the People’s Act specifically prohibited foreign contributions to political parties. In 2014, the Delhi high court specifically directed the Election Commission to take action ( de-recognition) against the two parties.
The amendment to FCRA is nothing but an anti-national act; worse than an act of mass terrorism
The BJP govt responded by amending, with generous support from the Congress, the FCRA law debarring scrutiny of foreign funding of parties with retrospective effect from 1976!! This is a most anti-national act which opens our democracy to manipulation by foreign forces. If in 2019 a shell company floated abroad by the ISI donates Rs 25,000 crores to a political party no agency can probe that!
We are indeed idiots to support one party or the other whereas these parties have a good time with foreign funds.
Already with the bond scheme anyone can buy electoral bonds of any denomination with black money and donate it to any party. No questions asked and of course both the donor and the party concerned enjoy IT exemption.
It is these decisions and the continued use of participatory notes in the share market which exposes the hollowness of Modi’s claims about fighting corruption. The amendment to FCRA is nothing but an anti-national act; worse than an act of mass terrorism. We now have to fight not only our netas but also their foreign donors.
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.