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Omprakash Ashk, Patna: NCP leader Sharad Pawar has outrightly rejected the demand for formation of JPC in the Hindenburg case. He has raised a tremendous question about Hindenburg, the institute that accused Gautam Adani’s industrial empire of disturbances. Pawar says that we do not even know about Hindenburg, so there is no reason to trust his revelations. However, every Indian knows about Adani that he is a successful Indian industrialist. This statement of Sharad Pawar has come when the opposition parties did not allow the Parliament to run on this issue. In this pretext, the exercise of opposition unity is going on. It is obvious that the Congress demanding JPC on the Hindenburg Report must have got chills from this. Other opposition parties will also be in a quandary after Pawar’s statement.
The opposition is constantly getting shocks after shocks.
In recent times, the opposition is facing continuous setbacks. The 14 opposition parties who went to the Supreme Court against the central investigative agencies like ED-CBI got a jolt when their demand was rejected by the Supreme Court. In fact, in recent times, reports of tussle between the Supreme Court and the Central Government have been coming to the fore. Instead of opposition and differences, the illusion of difference of opinion between the two was being nurtured. He hoped that the Supreme Court would definitely give a favorable decision in his case. Call it the beauty of the Indian judicial system that the court expressed its opinion with discretion. The court said that it is not appropriate to differentiate between common man and politicians. The court clearly said that political persons are also citizens. As a citizen he is subject to the same laws. If the common man can face these agencies then what is the problem with the opposition leaders. Sharad Pawar has given the second blow. He made it clear that there was no need for JPC in the Adani case.
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Nitish Kumar also put Congress in suspense
Nitish Kumar has been the biggest advocate of opposition unity after going with the Grand Alliance. His haste in this direction was that soon after becoming the CM of the Grand Alliance, he met Sonia Gandhi along with Lalu Yadav. Later on, he kept complaining to the Congress leadership that it is not good to delay further in the direction of unity. He was also happy that for the first time Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge called him along with Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin. But knowing Sharad Pawar’s stand on JPC, he is also thinking it better to remain silent. When asked about this on Friday, he only said that what he can say on this. Every man has his own perspective and thoughts. It can neither be considered as yes nor can be said of Nitish.
Opposition unity should not remain a dream
There have been some other political incidents here, which are going to spoil the efforts of opposition unity. Anil K., son of senior Congress leader AK Antony, former chief minister and Union minister. Antony has joined BJP. The father kept crying and clarifying that he would remain in the Congress till death, but it had no effect on the son. In Left-ruled and Christian-dominated Kerala, if the BJP breaks into the house of a tall Congress leader, it cannot be seen as a normal phenomenon. Now this trend is getting stronger. After Antony, the BJP has also wrested former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy and CR Keshavan, great-grandson of India’s first Governor General C. Rajagopalachari, from the Congress. This process is likely to intensify in the coming times. Congress does not see its loss in the immediate term, but it must have been hurt morally.
Crackdown on corruption may crack down on many more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made the intention of the government clear in the foundation day celebrations of CBI. He clearly said that if influential people also come in the grip of corruption, then there is no need of any mercy on them. CR Keshavan’s first reaction after joining BJP was that he would work in the same direction, so that India becomes Vishwaguru by 2047. The Prime Minister’s corruption free governance has taken India out of the critical phase of the economy and transformed it into the 5th largest economy in the world. However, the opposition parties allege that the CBI and the ED selectively target only the leaders of the opposition. Almost 95 percent of the cases are against the opposition leaders. After getting the PM’s green signal to CBI, it has become clear that there is no hope of respite from the action of agencies like CBI and ED against the corrupt. Now even from the Supreme Court there is no hope of any relief. There is also information that the CBI has prepared a list of about three dozen opposition leaders for action. If action is taken against them before the Lok Sabha elections, then the danger of disintegration of the opposition will increase further.
(The author is an independent journalist. The views expressed in the article are his personal)
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