Well, it’s been almost 3 days now since I have been planning to write about AAP, Dawood Ibrahim and Abid Patel, but it’s really quite impossible to stop talking about National Herald. And why should we stop talking? It is not some lowly pawn like Teesta in the net, this time it’s the Queen herself who has landed in a soup. With the Shehzada as an equal partner.
Honestly, is there anyone who is surprised that Congress has activated its entire ecosystem to defend the Queen over National Herald? With the Delhi High Court order summoning the Gandhis to appear and defend themselves, there is little scope left for the conspiracy of silence now. It has to be about conspiracy of commotion. The Award Wapsi gang were mere foot soldiers. Now the heavy cavalry and armored regiments are appearing on the battlefield.
The Business Standard has been one of the first to come out with “detailed research” on why the Queen is pure as driven snow. Here is the headline:
“National Herald issue: How the Gandhi family revived Associated Journals”
“Under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, The Associated Journals has morphed from a company that was bleeding crores into one that is making profit, filings with the Registrar of Companies show. While the profits are helping it write down the losses it had accumulated over time, the company is also investing significantly in construction-related activities that could potentially increase its revenue prospects, filings show.”
Exactly! At the exact time when the Gandhi family was choking the Indian economy, Associated Journals Ltd was raking in profits…awesome 🙂
“The turnaround in The Associated Journals’ fortunes shows that it’s not just political acumen, the Gandhi family also has a head for business.”
Awww…the Queen and her Shehzada bringing growth and creating wealth. And here mean Dr. Swamy is trying to take this bonanza of wealth creation away from us! I do not hold any grudge against the author of this article, one chota mota Mameluk called “N Sundaresha Subramanian“. It is during times like these that small Mameluks get to make a living and make a name for themselves. Becoming a celebrity Mameluk is highly competitive business. Let’s not grudge this poor sap his supper.
Here is Super Mameluk Rajdeep Sardesai out to defend the Queen:
This interview should go right into Rajdeep’s hall of shame, right beside his now infamous segment “Where is the fraud” on CNN-IBN when Dr. Swamy first brought up the National Herald case. I suggest people watch the whole interview and see Rajdeep’s face when Swamy says confidently that he will send the Gandhis to jail 😉 The only good thing about this interview is that Swamy comes out looking like a judge, with the Dynasty’s lawyer Rajdeep grovelling before him…
The other fun part is when Rajdeep complains about Swamy’s “background” of attacking the Dynasty for the last 15-20 years. Ha, so what Rajdeep, so what? What about your own background of opposing Modi, right from unbelievably biased coverage in 2002 to physically attacking Modi supporters in New York? Dear Super Mameluk Rajdeep, Dr. Swamy is but one man against a Dynasty and its massive ecosystem of Mameluks. It takes time for ONE man to fight an entrenched dynasty. Let this National Herald case unfold further… we’ll see 🙂
As I mentioned yesterday, the Congress party’s senseless tantrum in Parliament over a court order has made the entire nation curious about National Herald. The best part about this is that Swamy is not a minister, not even someone with a high position in the BJP. And everyone knows you can’t control Swamy. So, the charge of vendetta won’t stick. The charge of National Herald scam is much more likely to stick. A lot of Congress spokespersons are adopting the line that nothing will be proved “just like in Bofors”. Big mistake 🙂 By invoking Bofors in the same sentence as National Herald, Congress is only raising the profile of the NH scam. Whether they like it or not, the ordinary public is mostly convinced that Bofors was a scam in which the guilty got away. Voters who were too young in the 80s (like me) or were born after 1990 have all heard of this legendary scam. Dear Congress, you are making National Herald into another legend. And please…whose idea is it to try and tug at people’s heartstrings by invoking Indira? This is so foolish it must have been Pappu’s idea. The sense of reverence for the Dynasty is long gone among the public…and as Rahul found out to his dismay at Bengaluru’s Mount Carmel college, the Shehzada’s inherited, unearned privilege is now an object of irritation and scorn for the young electorate. Your “Mummy-Daddy defense” on the National Herald scam will only irritate and disgust voters, particularly the young, urban voter.
For Prime Minister Modi, the NH case has come at a very opportune moment politically. Yes, he is probably not thrilled at the disruption of the GST Bill that seemed near to passage. But for the PM personally, after the defeat in Bihar, there was an erosion in image and signs of impatience among the populace. This is a fantastic moment to press the advantage. The Congress has become embroiled in yet another scam and this one is directly attached to the Queen and Shehzada! Since the summons has come from a court with no involvement of CBI or ED, Modi’s defense to the “political vendetta” charge is rock solid. It is time for BJP to put the Congress on the mat for blocking reform simply because a court summoned the Queen to answer for a major scam! By the way, am I the only one who has noticed how the Mameluk media is scared to say “NH SCAM”? They are calling it the “National Herald CASE”. They are scared to say “SCAM”.
Thank God Hindustan Times found some space on their front page to cover the National Herald scam:
Maybe the Hindustan Times ran out of invisible ink when they decided to print the news on Sonia and Rahul.
Meanwhile, the anti-corruption fighter of the century decided to join in:
So, now it can be safely said that another 526 crore worth of favorable media coverage paid for with the money of Delhi taxpayers has been added to the Mameluks’ war chest for the National Herald scam.
Meanwhile, “Ankit from IIT” leaked this info:
The most telling comment on the course of events was this one:
Ah! So the fear is real 🙂 Well done Dr. Swamy. They are *worried*.