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Sleuths On The Trail Of Candidates

Updated: April 12, 2014 10:36 am

The sleuths are as busy as astrologers in this election. The reason is that a number of unknowns or even known whose background is unavailable are being investigated. Such candidates almost have been chosen by Aam Aadmi Party. This is why the focus is on AAP’s nominees.

A lot has been published by now about even AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. It has made the main opposition allege that he was a CIA agent. Another prominent candidate in Delhi is Rammohan Gandhi, AAP’s candidate from East Delhi constituency. He is contesting against Sandeep Dikshit, son of Delhi’s former chief minister Sheila Dikshit. He is a member of parliament.

It seems that most sleuths were unleashed against him, although he is a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. A report in a daily alleges that Gandhi has never been known for links with ‘Hindu’ causes, yet he was twice handpicked by the Vatican to attend its inter-faith meetings at Assisi.

The report alleges that the meetings were part of the Vatican’s strategy to expand its influence in synergy with the West’s political assault on the Soviet Bloc and Orthodox Church and later on the Islamic world and the People’s Republic of China.

Pope Benedict XVI explained that Pope John Paul II had called representatives of world religions to Assisi in October 1986 because the division of the world in “two mutually opposed blocs”, symbolised by the Berlin Wall, threatened peace. However, he said, in 1989, just three years after Assisi, “the wall came down, without bloodshed. Suddenly the vast arsenals that stood behind the wall were no longer significant. They had lost their terror.”

This is an admission, said the report, that the Vatican moves in tandem with the West’s geo-strategic agenda. Pope John Paul II’s anti-Soviet role via the Polish Solidarity movement is well known; suffice it to say that the Central Intelligence Agency and other front organisations poured millions of dollars into the enterprise and the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Today the threat to world peace, according to Pope   Benedict, is terrorism. “We know that terrorism is often religiously motivated and that the specifically religious character of the attacks is proposed as a justification for the reckless cruelty that considers itself entitled to discard the rules of morality for the sake of the intended ‘good’. In this case, religion does not serve peace, but is used as justification for violence,” he said. This is a clear reference to Islam. The Pope said the second threat is atheism, an obvious allusion to China.

The report went on to say, “As Mr Gandhi was selected to attend both meetings, he must ‘come clean’ on his qualifications to represent Hindus at the Vatican and endorse the civilisational conflict unleashed on the non-Christian world. He is clearly part of an insidious anti-Hindu agenda and in this light, his association with the heavily West-funded AAP leadership cannot be accidental.”

With such a heavy luggage Gandhi at the launching of his campaign attacked Narendra Modi and demanded that he ‘come clean on his election funding and subject himself to media scrutiny on his so-called achievements’.

The charges gained credibility after Ms Aswathy Nair, social worker and AAP candidate from Alappuzha, Kerala, alleged that she was offered inducements to quit the seat. When moved to Kollam without her consent, she quit. Ms Nair alleged that she was offered money, “that too from foreign countries… I was told by one Jackson Peter that I will be offered a good amount for swapping the seat.” The AAP, she added, is worse than some existing parties; there is no inner-party democracy and all decisions are taken by a bunch of leaders.

Secret Funding To NGOS

Reels can be written on secret funding of NGOs in India—registered 200000 NGOs—and the amount is so enticing that now there is one NGO per around 600 people.

Former intelligence officer RSN Singh has done an exhaustive analysis of the millions of dollars poured by Ford Foundation into Indian NGOs from 2002; the amounts given to NGOs controlled by Mr Arvind Kejriwal and his associates are staggering. That Mr Kejriwal accepted such sums through unregistered NGOs while in government service indicates deep-seated protection and as he has indulged in several coloured revolution-style antics in the country, there is need to uncover his unknown godfathers. The government of India must also investigate the basis on which foreign agencies engage in ‘head hunting’ in India and dish out the Magsaysay and other awards to the favoured wards. Singh has also traced the different routes by which Washington, DC has pushed money into India and into Mr Kejriwal’s NGOs. A Dutch organisation funded by the Ford Foundation to pass money on to Third World countries including India has as its main purpose the manipulation of media in South Asia. Observers have noted a connection between a prominent business house spared by Kejriwal in his anti-big business rants and huge advertisements given to electronic television channels that played up the AAP and its leaders in the run-up to the Delhi Assembly poll.

Are the impressive crowds that collect in several Indian cities looking for a new leader or are they cleverly funded rent-a-crowds of the kind that overthrew the Nepal monarchy? The matter is worthy of detailed investigation. Until the AAP core group’s habit of imposing decisions began to be challenged, forcing the fall of the Delhi government and later causing the resignations of founder members, candidates, and others, psephologist Yogendra Yadav exuded confidence that the party would emerge as a credible substitute to established parties in the general election. He argued that the poor, the Scheduled Castes, Adivasis and Muslims are seeking an alternative to the declining Congress and so the AAP would confront the BJP and Mr Modi frontally.

Yadav insisted that Kejriwal’s challenge to Modi in Varanasi would not be ‘symbolic’ but would be a serious attempt to defeat the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee. That is easier said than done. Many voters are getting tired of Kejriwal’s stentorian declamations and are wondering why AAP is targeting Modi with so much hatred when he is not responsible for the corruption, incompetence, and national decay of the past 10 years. His silence on Sonia Gandhi and the extra-constitutional National Advisory Council speaks volumes about his true allegiance.

What Happens If Kejriwal And Aap Lose Badly?

At various Forums this is being discussed including TV. Will the party disintegrate or just go back to be street agitators. According to an article, AAP’s   pindaan will be performed by Kejriwal and AAP will vamoose.

As for Kejriwal he would ultimately be pardoned by Anna Hazare and then the two together will rise from the ashes.

The other likely scenario could be that Kejriwal having lost his utility to the Congress will be slapped with foreign exchange violations and violation of election code. In that case he could be agitating from inside Tihar.

That would be most tragic. He has helped change the system, created a situation that no party can afford not to let people voice their views right from the selection of candidates, manifesto and later in the formulation of policies.

He could be a great asset to Indian politics if he fine tunes to rid of his DNA for agitations and CIA link if any.

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