‘Kuteel Rashtravad or Jhuthe deshbhakton ki kahani hai yeh’. Today we saw the excerpts of Mr. Dulat’s Book. It has been extensively quoted in the media. Many truths have tumbled out and there are various skeletons, which need DNA examination; I do not know how much to believe but yes, there are various questions that emerge which this Book has raised.
Before going into the contents of the Book and the excerpts, I would like to begin in by pointing out the directionless governance of this Government. Prime Minister’s‘Monvrat’ is still on. The Digital era, according to him, has been established but we at least expect an e-speech from him clarifying the situation in the country.
You have a situation emerging in London. Lalit Modi tweets and the ‘Lalit Raga’ continues. We, in India, are listening to this for perhaps now two months, if I am right. There is no reply from the PM of India. Why is he silent? The Foreign Minister of this country ensures the transit papers for a fugitive and a ‘Bhagoda’ as the BJP Member of Parliament terms him. I do not know whether the is PMO was aware of the fact that fugitive was given a transit document to travel to Lisbon and back to London. What is the duty of the constitutionally appointed Foreign Minister? She should have ensured that this fugitive reports to the Indian authorities - no answers from the PMO. The Finance Minister says that nobody is tainted. I do not know who he is referring to whether it is the BJP or the world at large. The issue is that action has not been taken and there is only deafening silence from the PMO.
Then we have a situation emerging and revolving around the CM of Rajasthan. She vouches for this fugitive and says information must be kept away from the Indian authorities as she was the Leader of the Opposition - no answer from the PM. The PM’s silence is once agian deafening.
You have an HRD Minister whose qualifications were suspect. Another Minister was dragged to the Court and sent to Jail. The HRD Minister is talking about the education of this country, leading this directionless Government and the uncomfortable silence from the PM.
Now moving on to other issues – there is situation in Mumbai on Pankaja Munde - Once agian, no answers. The CM delays a flight and threatens anybody talking about it and says that he would file defamation suit. The MOS (Home) delays a flight and thankfully apologizes after the PMO intervenes. This is the Government that we have been seeing for the last one year. Many questions remain to be answered and there is still total silence.
Shri Vadakkan raising the issue of the hijacked Flight 814 to Khandahar quoted the book by the RAW Chief, who replying to a TV Anchor repeatedly asked him regarding the same, if he is calling it a goof up, he said yes because there was no political leadership and there was no political direction. Shri Akbar challenges us and says would you have jeopardized the life of the passengers. Mr. Vadakkan siad that the CM of Punjab and DGP were scared to take action because there was no direction from the higher ups and the other alibi that has been given as an excuse is that the opposition was consulted. What kind of consultation was that; you were the political leadership. You took wrong decisions and that was the foundation stone of terrorism not just in India but in the world. The founders of terrorism were let loose by a soft Government led by the BJP. BJP talks about Nationalism. They talk about being a hard state. What is the foundation that they have laid? They have created the basis of terrorism not only in India but the world by releasing those terrorists. Those are the same terrorists who attacked the Parliament. They have attacked the Taj and they were the same terrorists who were operating the world over.
The other part of the story is on admission. Two of terrorists who sit in Pakistan, talks to IB officials, get admission for his son in India. The state that is being compromised. Those who talk about nationalism are compromising on nationalism. If this is their track record, the Hon’ble PM must speak. On every occasion he speaks. He is an articulate person. He speaks, he tweets. Though he speaks, what have you now is silence - not a word. The BJP spokespersons are singing the ‘Lalit Raga’ of Hindustani Carnatic Music and their defence is for Lalit Modi and not even for the BJP.
एक प्रश्न पार्टी फोरम क्या है? हंसराज भारद्वाज जी तो कहते हैं कि ना राहुल गांधी जी मुझे बुलाते हैं ना सोनिया गांधी जी, किस फोरम पर वह जाएं? जवाब देते हुए श्री वडक्कन जी ने कहा देखिए पार्टी के अनेक फोरम हैं। पार्टी की अंदरूनी मीटिंग होती है, कांग्रेस वर्किंग कमिटी है,पी.सी.सी. दफ्तर हैं। जहां भी आप एक्टिव हैं, वहां पार्टी फोरम हैं। इस पार्टी फोरम में आप जो भी आपके विचार,सलाह हैं किसी विषय पर, वहां आप कर सकते हैं और उसमें सकारात्मकता रहती है, क्योंकि अगर वह सलाह उचित है पार्टी की प्रोग्रेस के लिए तो हम वह इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं।
एक अन्य प्रश्न हंसराज भारद्वाज जी एक वरिष्ठ नेता हैं पार्टी के, उन्हें लगता है आप लोगों ने धौलपुर का जो मामला उठाया है, वह गलत है इस पर आप क्या कहेंगे? जवाब देते हुए श्री वडक्कन जी ने कहा देखिए हमने पब्लिक डोमेन में सबकुछ रखा है। अगर आपके पास कोई दस्तावेज हैं तो पब्लिक डोमेन में रखिए। वह दस्तावेज आप पब्लिक को, जर्नलिस्ट को दीजिए। दस्तावेज ऐसे दिखाने से काम नहीं होता। आप लोग उन्हें देख सकते हैं अच्छे से, उनका रियालिटी चैक भी हो जाएगा।
एक अन्य प्रश्न कि जिस दस्तावेज को आपने पब्लिक डोमेन में रखा है उससे साबित होता है कि धौलपुर संपत्ति वसुंधरा राजे के परिवार की संपत्ति है इस पर आप क्या कहेंगे? जवाब देते हुए श्री वडक्कन जी ने कहा यह विषय बहुत चर्चित विषय है। 1949 का दस्तावेज जो हमने आपको दिया। वह हमारा निजी दस्तावेज नहीं था। देश के अभिलेखागार का दस्तावेज था। उसके आधार पर हमने वह दस्तावेज आपके सामने रखा। हेमंत जी और दुष्यंत जी के केस का जो दस्तावेज था वह उनके बीच हुए समझौते का था, तो मैं इस विषय पर ज्यादा नहीं जाना चाहता हूं। बस इतना कहूंगा कि एक सरकारी संपत्ति पर जो इनवेस्टमेंट ललित गेट के जो भगौड़ा है, उनका इतना भारी इनवेस्टमेंट है, मामला यह है। संपत्ति का मामला हमने पब्लिक डोमेन में रखा है। इसके अलावा आपके पास कोई और दस्तावेज हैं, आप वह लेकर पब्लिक डोमेन में आईये। हम उसे स्वीकार करेंगे।
On the question of the reaction of the Congress party on the statement of Shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj on Lalit Gate scandal which seems to be completely different from the party line and whether the Congress party is going to take some action against him, Shri Vadakkan said, we are a democratic party. Opinions are expressed but yes, the only advisory would be that if he has the larger interest of the party, he would talk at the party fora and these kinds of advisories issued from time to time would be useful if such views are expressed in the party fora.
To a question that Shri Ahmed Patel has written to Smt. Maneka Gandhi and what is the Congress party’s stand on the Socio-economic report, Shri Vadakkan said Congress agrees with him and would like to have all the details he has asked for. On the question of present census report, it is an early time, it is a blue print and the details are not yet complete. When these are complete, then it would be possible for us to comment on it.