Between horse traders and traitors who is left?
No one is surprised with the allegations of horse trading to buy MP’s for the trust vote on the nuclear deal…but if the Left is accusing the Congress, they have some dirt in their backyard too…even if it isn’t taking bribes. If there are some politicians who don’t sell their loyalty, they do other things. Like stab their country in the back. Frankly I am disillusioned with the BJP too as it’s clear that they are upset that it’s not them who is getting a chance to push the deal through. So like a petulant child they are opposing it and national interest can go jump.
There is so much corruption amongst politicians that some of our MP’s make petty money (Rs 30,000/- and above) from just raising questions in parliament and the BJP has such MP’s too. You can find out their names here and also see their pictures. But parties still point fingers at one another…even though more fingers are pointing at them!
The fact is that India is number one when it comes to money in Swiss bank accounts and we have no way of knowing who doesn’t have an account there. While people from all walks of life probably have accounts there, I am sure our politicians lead the pack. People who are there to make our country prosper are looting it!!
Swiss Banking Association report 2006 by Naman Sood
Deposits in Banks located in the territory of Switzerland by nationals of following countries
- India—- $1456 billion
- Russia—– $470 billion
- UK——– $390 billion
- Ukraine $100 billion
- China—— $96 billion
As it says in the article:
India with $1456 billion or $1.4 trillion has more money in Swiss banks than rest of the world COMBINED.
There is another country called Liechtenstein (between Austria and Switzerland) which is also a tax haven. The German government managed to get a list of account holders at Liechtenstein’s LTG Bank and was/is willing to give the names to the Indian government but there hasn’t been a response. The opposition parties aren’t crying foul. You can guess why.
As for the live proceedings of the Nuclear Deal Debate in the Lok Sabha on television (just before the Trust vote) that reality show should have got an “A” certificate. If children see this how do you think they will behave in class…! But this time there was no violence…throwing of chairs and pushing and shoving, all of which I have seen on live TV in parliament. I guess we should be grateful.
Update: The UPA has won the trust vote with them getting 275 votes over 256 votes of the opposition.
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