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Needed: A Creeping Barrage

We don’t aspire to utopia, but have a right to resist corruption

Needed: A Creeping Barrage
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Needed: A Creeping Barrage
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Despite all the hullabaloo in the media about the former Jharkhand chief minister’s unexplained riches, no Bharatvaasi seems to have taken much notice. The average Indian has taken this scam also in his stride, as stoically as that young politician himself. Ironically, Madhu Koda is from the same state which has produced another current phenomenon. It is an entirely different matter that unlike his compatriot, Mahendra Singh Dhoni can account for his millions to the IPL and allied sources. But Koda is another kettle of fish altogether. His antics form a new chapter in our long, shameful history of corruption in public office. Before he was arrested, he had the temerity to ignore repeated summons from the Enforcement Directorate. He continued blithely with his election campaign, and even chose to attribute his arrest to a pre-poll conspiracy. The man can certainly teach a lesson or two to our budding politicians on how not to get unduly excited by national aberrations such as the CBI or the ED.

Close on the heels of the Koda story...

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