Government showering lavishness on the netas

March 13, 2013 at 8:29 am 6 comments

‘House for Pratibha Patil expands from 2,906 sq.ft to 6000 sq ft’ How large hearted is the government when it comes to shower lavishness on these netas? Why does Pratibha Patil deserve this lavishness and large heartedness of the government? Can anyone explain? Like nobody’s business rules are violated. When the President’s Pension Rules cites that if a former President is provided accommodation on a leased property ‘the living area should not exceed 2000 sq ft Why then an exception was made for Mrs Patil.Are rules structured to be broken?Is Pratibha Patil one who is BPL and has no house of her own? What extraordinary feats did she perform as a President for the Minister of Urban Development to grant her this largess? What is remembered of Pratibha Patil was that she was the most insensitive callous President we ever had when it came to spending money and incurring large sums of expenditure on her holidaying with her extended family. She made it a point to visit the maximum number of countries. I wonder what these visits of hers earned for India-political goodwill ?It is a shame for a poor country like ours to shower such largess on her at the cost of people’s hard earned money.What is noticeable is that when it comes to spending money from the public exchequer the government is very large hearted Unaccountability,insensitivity and lack of a sense of austerity and no direction and firmness on the part of the people who are responsible for such corruption and corrupt practices. It is a deception of the people.
The same thing can be said of others also. For example Pranab’s son-Abhijit Mukherjee is a first time MP and is entitled only to a much smaller accommodation than the one now he occupies -13, Talkatora Road-the official bungalow of his father. One wonders what reason had the House Committee to bestow on him this bonanza. This cannot continue. It all started from the Nehru Gandhi family.
On what logical reason does Mrs Sonia Gandhi reside in No 10 Janpath. It was the former Prime Minister-Rajiv Gandhi’s residence. And as such it should have been handed back to the government for allocation and not made an heirloom- or an ancestral property. Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s ancestral house is in Italy-not here in India and as such as an MP she cannot lay a claim to No 10 Janpath Road.
The same can be said of Priyanka Vadra.How is she entitled to a government bungalow? Security reasons were cited.But she has enough money to engage the best security services.While her husband Vadra is acquiring land Priyanka can be cocooned in the best security service the world’s best money can buy.Why are these people who have amassed so much wealth and land still living on the people and their hard earned money? Is it not shameful? One would think twice before spending someone’s money; but not these heartless and corrupt people. Is the public exchequer their personal kitty? The Congress party should dip into its own kitty to provide for its leaders,daughter, and son-in-law suitable accommodation. It is not the business of the common people to provide such to these leaders at such enormous costs. ‘Money does not grow on trees’ these people have forgotten. It is the sweat and hard toil of the common people who live without proper accommodation on roadsides,and on platforms.It is the blood money of those who elk out a living-it is the hard labor of the poor farmers, the headload workers and the miners that the public exchequer is filled with…a small percentage of course from the rich.(Even the tax money of lakhs of crores of Hasan Ali Khan has been written off by the ever generous government- on what basis one wonders).
But what gives this political class the right to spend such money of the public exchequer on themselves. What ensures them this right? It is nothing short of looting people. But these people are shameless and have no qualms to spend other people’s sweat money. Some where the line must be drawn .I am sure these are not the only cases-Renuka Chowdry-Mani Shankar Iyer when they were no more MPs did not vacate their official residences but stuck on till they became MPs. Is there no accountability or rules to discipline these netas?Is the poor of the country to be looted directly and indirectly through almost every aspect of the life style of the political class?
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Santhosh Kottayi  |  March 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Really thought provoking and disturbing and disgusting too!!

    Your’s Sincerely, Kottayi

    • 2. Hilda Raja  |  March 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

      thank you-put it on the Face book please if you think it is worth while.All the best to you.HR

  • 3. P. Venkat  |  March 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    excellent article. Why there is no outrage from our TV channels

    • 4. Hilda Raja  |  March 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Thank you Venkat.
      It is understandable why the media is silent.If it was Modi then the media becomes very vocal but when it comes to the UPA especially the Congress and more specifically Mrs Sonia Gandhi then it is on a low key .All the best Venkat.HR

  • 5. Chithra  |  March 16, 2013 at 3:12 am

    You have to give it to MS Iyer. Years ago when he lost the election, he quickly vacated his house, saying he no longer enjooyed a mandate. The trouble is due to the media which doesn’t really focus on upright conduct.

    You have a person like N.Ram speaking up and saying “Praibha Patil has been a copybook President.”Whenasked about the house at that time, he said she had graciously surrendered her allotment. This as I said in my earlier comment Pune has a chronic shortage of housing for serving personnel.
    She waited for the earlier furore to die down. And no one is going to confront N.Ram.
    Media is agenda driven and all the time you have to be alert to the unedercurrents and affiliations.

  • 6. flying colours (@c_chithra)  |  March 16, 2013 at 3:21 am

    N.Ram famously said in his lecture to the students of journalism college that media had a role in “building the agenda”. Now they are doing little else.
    There is no outcry like last time.


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