aug 4th, 2006
it's so easy to get away with blatant lies in india!
good that there is a fuss being made about this.
we all know that the congress does not even go to the bathroom without sonia gandhi saying so. (actually let's make that without vincent george saying so.)
it's utterly laughable to just sacrifice natwar singh (although he's in the same mold as arjun "duryodhan(a)" singh -- a loyal nehru dynasty retainer) and pretend that all's well with the world.
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[quote] Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 9:08 AM
Subject: Press Release
Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy on the Justice Pathak Report
The Justice Pathak Report under submission to the PM
has, according to the deliberate leaks from officialdom, indicted Mr.
Natwar Singh and exonerated the Congress Party of any prima facie
guilt. India has seen such staged dramas of whitewashing and finding
scapegoats many times before, e.g., the Commissions of Inquiry on
I had closely worked with Natwar Singh in 1998-99 and
can say that he is incapable of taking any decision on any matters
without the prior and clear direction from Ms. Sonia Gandhi. Hence, it
is wholly farcical for the Pathak Inquiry body to find him solely
responsible for the stinking and shameful Oil-for Food scandal that
happened in collusion with the world's most greedy dictator Saddam
Hussein . The UN's official Volcker Committee had indeed in print
reported that Congress Party as a separate entity had been a non
contractual [favoured non-business] recipient of voucher no. M/10/57
that entitled the Congress to zero--cost ownership of a million plus
barrels of Iraqi oil. This entitlement was sold to the well known
pardoned criminal and Israeli agent Marc Rich owned Masefield AG oil
trading company which in turn sold it in the international market to
an Italian company for a profit of $ 30 million less the payment to
the Congress. Where has all that booty gone ? I have already supplied
the ED with New York, Swiss and Cayman Island accounts held illegally
by Ms. Sonia Gandhi, her son and Satish Sharma which may show the
deposits. The PNs sold in the Mumbai stock market by Fidelity
Investments of USA may give more leads. I had also filed a private
complaint with the CBI, which acknowledged the receipt of the same by
a letter dated December 1, 2005, but has yet to register a FIR.
Now that the Government has decided to amend the Cr.PC
to allow plea bargain, I suggest to Mr. Natwar Singh to stop being a
'halal chicken' and make a clean breast of it all under this
provision. He should explicitly put the blame where it must
justifiably rest: on Sonia alias Antonia Maino Gandhi of Italy. [end
Govt under fire in Parliament
Press Trust Of India
Posted online: Friday, August 04, 2006 at 1404 hours IST
Updated: Friday, August 04, 2006 at 1412 hours IST
New Delhi, August 4: Seizing the chance to turn the table on the
ruling Congress, a belligerent BJP today led the Opposition onslaught
in Parliament over the "leakage" of the Pathak panel report and
launched an attack levelling corruption charges against Sonia Gandhi.
Being at the receiving end for the past week over the 'mole' issue,
the BJP was on the offensive to pin down the government both in Lok
Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
The surcharged members from the BJP stormed the Well raising slogans
against Gandhi. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day shortly
after noon following uproarious scenes.
In Lok Sabha, Speaker Somnath Chatterjee allowed an impromptu
discussion after Opposition members attacked the government over the
"leakage" of the report ahead of its tabling in Parliament.
The response by Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi that
government has not leaked the report only drew vociferous protests
from the Opposition benches. The BJP members marched to the Well and
promptly the Speaker adjourned the House till 1500 hours.
The Pathak inquiry in its report submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh yesterday indicted Natwar Singh and his son Jagat for "misusing"
their position for procurement of contracts in the UN oil-for-food
programme in Iraq but gave a clean chit to the Congress.
The BJP and other Opposition members have strongly contended that the
Congress party, which has been named along with Natwar Singh as a
non-contractual beneficiary, could not be let off the hook without