There is a reason the entire ecosystem hates Republic TV so much. Not only is Arnab the market leader, Arnab is the one who says all the things that the others are absolutely terrified to say. In fact, he is the market leader precisely for this reason.
Caught! Income Tax Department caught as much as Rs 414 crore undisclosed income in the National Herald case. The penalty for undisclosed income being somewhere between 100 to 300%, I guess this means the Gandhis must pay something between 414 and 1242 crores as a penalty.
Feast your own eyes with it, from the IT department order accessed by Republic.
Can you read that: “The scheme has included a fraudulent transaction involving purchase of a non-existent loan of Rs 90.21 crore by AICC to AJL”
Again, can you read that: tax exemption certificate canceled, amounting to catching Rs 414 crore of undisclosed income on which tax must be paid!
This notice from IT department arrived on Dec 27.
Now, can you guess why there was violence in Bhima Koregaon around Jan 1?
Here is the Congress response, which will make you burst out laughing:
They are not disputing the documents. Instead they say Swamy is in “unauthorized and unlawful possession” of these documents 🙂
Okay, dear Congress, we will discuss later how many years of jail Swamy should serve for having these documents. Tell us first whether these documents are genuine and what you plan to do about 414 crore of undisclosed income.
Back to my point about Republic TV. This 414 crore of undisclosed income should have been the news headline number 1 across the country. Instead, no channel dared open their mouths about it, except Republic TV.
I always laugh when they call Republic TV a “North Korean channel.” First of all, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is a Commie and an icon of the Indian left. Secondly, how can they accuse Arnab of having a bias when they themselves are so beholden to the Dynasty that they cannot even open their mouths about these 414 crores. The so called news outlets that mentioned the development in the National Herald case formatted it as “Swamy says …” trying to make it appear as though this notice is Swamy’s opinion.
But this is not an opinion. This is a notice from the Income Tax department. Newspapers and newschannels who discussed Narendra Modi’s suit in grave detail didn’t have the courage to discuss these 414 crores of undisclosed income.
This is why Republic TV has left the ecosystem in such a state of shock. Because Arnab has gone ahead and done what they never thought was actually possible : criticizing Sonia Gandhi on national television.
This is why we needed Republic TV so badly. We needed to shatter the incredible conspiracy of silence around the Dynasty.
Can you imagine the kind of country we live in where Congress is in power in 4-5 states but no news channel dares to open their mouth against Madam and Pappu? Well, we live in a country where the Chief Justice of India orders the 1984 riot files opened and within 48 hours, there is an all out revolt in the Supreme Court.
I don’t care if Arnab or Swamy support the BJP on any other issue. As long as Arnab is the one solitary voice on television with the guts to expose the Gandhis, I salute him.
I didn’t start this blog because I support Modi; I started this blog because I was fed up of the Dynasty and its crooks. But yeah, I request the right wing to cut Modi some slack. I think we cannot even imagine the kind of resistance he is up against. Again, remember that the Chief Justice of India found his chair shaking within 48 hours of ordering 1984 riot files opened.
How powerful is the ecosystem? We cannot even imagine.
I can tell you this. After May 16, 2014, when Modi left Ahmedabad, I was actually quite nervous until his plane actually landed safely in Delhi. In fact, I was very jittery until the moment he took oath and officially became Prime Minister of India.