The Bharat Bandh called by the Congress on Monday Sept 10 was mostly a failure. We have talked about this already.
But what if it wasn’t? What if it wasn’t a failure? What if the Bharat Bandh has played its intended role already and done so successfully? Is it possible that Bharat Bandh was called on that very day to overshadow coverage of a likely setback in court?
You know I always like to ask the questions nobody is asking. When social media was laughing at the amount of public money that was spent on Kejriwal during HDK’s swearing in, I was more interested in why the amounts spent on Sonia ji and Rahul ji were NOT made public.
I’ll do the same with Bharat Bandh. Only last month, the Dynasty had suffered a very similar setback in court.
At that time, remember that the Delhi HC also denied the request to put reporting restrictions on the media in this matter.
So, this time, did Congress try the same thing in a slightly different way? Instead of making a fool of themselves in court by demanding reporting restrictions, did they try to crowd out the media coverage of a likely legal setback by calling Bharat Bandh on the same day?
You never know. But you should definitely ask.
And there are other questions. I am no legal eagle and maybe there is some legal fine print difference between the petition rejected by Delhi HC in Aug and the one rejected by same Delhi HC on Monday, but they look more or less the same to me. I have no idea why the legal system is going around in circles deciding the same matter over and over again. Shouldn’t the Delhi HC fine the petitioners for attempting to waste the time of the court?
We get it now. There are no legal grounds whatsoever for stopping the Income Tax Department from re-assessing the IT returns of the Dynasty. We already know what the IT Dept has reassessed and discovered. When does the real trial begin? We are bored of the endless petitions to delay and / or quash the case.
As an appetizer, I would like to know if the Gandhis did indeed deposit Rs 10 crore like the court ordered them to.
Or is this one also caught up on an endless merry go round of petitions and postponements?
The sparseness of the reporting on the Young Indian / National Herald case itself tells a story of just how scared our media is about reporting on the Dynasty. I have looked all over the place … no media house has followed up and found out whether the Dynasty actually complied with the order to deposit 10 crores.
Not even Republic TV. And readers of this blog will know that I am mightily thankful for Republic TV. I remember rubbing my eyes in disbelief and pinching myself when I heard Arnab name Sonia Gandhi and take on her in his high shouting voice. I believe it might be the first time I have heard a media voice on television say something negative about Sonia Gandhi.
One last thing. Each time I take to this blog and try to write about National Herald case, I often don’t know what to say. The reason again is that the reporting surrounding this case in media is so sparse and so dry that there is often little to say beyond mentioning the headline. All the media’s love for digging up things, for scams and sensation somehow disappears miraculously when it comes to the Dynasty.