From: HARAN BR
Date: Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:47 AM
Subject: Nation needs Gopalaswami, not Chawla
Nation needs Gopalaswami, not Chawla
B R Haran
Monday, 02 February 2009, 04:14 PM
When politics gets into the hands of corrupts and criminals democracy loses its meaning. Democracy can retain its sanctity only when the politicians remain perfect. The Indian democracy largely remained pure, despite a few impediments here and there, but lost its sanctity when Indhra Gandhi imposed 'emergency' on this nation. Since then democracy has been deteriorating steadily with the influx of crime and corruption. This resulted in the steady decline in the credibility of 'independent' institutions like Police, CBI, Judiciary and now the Election Commission.
Navin Chawla must be a 'bad omen' as he came into the limelight during the darkest chapter of Independent India's history, that is, emergency. He had played extremely controversial roles, as a loyal servant of the Nehru family, during emergency period taking commands from them and inflicting huge injuries on this nation (the scars will remain for ever). He had also faced the worst kind of indictment from the Shah Commission, which probed the 'excessive' role of the executive during that period, dubbing him totally 'unfit' to hold any public office. But then, the demise of the Janatha government in a short span of time had helped him to survive and he reaped the benefits for being loyal, the moment Indhra came back to power and since then he has been climbing up the ladder to reach the present coveted level.