27 January, 2021

Hatchet Therapy

The system moves in on Lokpal Bill prime movers, the Bhushans

Jitender Gupta
Hatchet Therapy

The entire exercise was meant to begin a process to clean up a corrupt system. Instead, the empire has struck back. We have a relentless attack on Shanti Bhushan, senior lawyer and co-chairman of the panel drafting the Lokpal bill, who’s been dragged into controversies over properties in Noida and Allahabad. More salacious perhaps is the matter of the CD, mysteriously circulated to media houses, where Shanti Bhushan is apparently in conversation with Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh. The Bhushans have produced forensic evidence that the CD is doctored; government labs apparently say they are authentic. And now, sources in the Congress are hinting at more damaging exposes on the Bhushans.

To add to this bizarre theatre where the Congress is suddenly taking the moral high ground on corruption, party spokesman Manish Tewari was seen declaring that “those who would attack others should introspect on their own standards of morality”. Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh led the initial...



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