‘Black Money’ and Political Stunts Worsen India’s Economic Condition


India became free in 1947. But after the independence, the patriotic leaders, officers and nationalists had the huge task of making the country self-dependent. At the same time, many forces became active but they were indifferent to the poor. They were only concerned about how to get rich. These people started looting the nation just after independence.

The Nation is well aware of the fact that all corrupt politicians, officers, corporate and hoarders have their “black money” stashed away in the Swiss banks. But thanks to the proactive Indian media. People have also come to know that these anti-nationals also have their black money deposited in other banks aside from the Swiss banks which follow the similar privacy standards.

Poverty, unemployment and national debt overwhelmed India. These western banks are said to have such high level of privacy standards that the name and amount deposited by any individual cannot be easily known. Any source of investigative journalism such as Wikileaks, is free to expose any such information. Such banks also have their own definition of “black Money.”

Black Money trail

No doubt, India’s economic situation has worsen. The government of india should certainly take this issue seriously and try to bring back the black money as soon as possible. Not only this, the people carrying out such anti-national acts should be severely punished. Their names should also be urgently exposed so that the people of the country will come to know the devils hidden behind such politicians, bureaucrats and socialites. Because of them, our country is still poor.

The entire hue and cry over ‘black money’ has just become a blame game targeting individual politicians. Probably, such people know very well that the innocent voters of the country don’t take much time in believing the rumours. The period of 1986-87 has anyway become a landmark for the opportunist politicians who made careers out of the scam involving the Swedish Bofors deal.

It seems that the propaganda masters are once again trying to create such environment before the next general elections. The main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), apart from blaming the government of ‘inaction’ to bring back the black money, has constituted a “task force” to enquire into the issue. This “task force” of the BJP is trying to identify politicians who stole and stashed the money in foreign banks.

The “task force” claimed that the former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress President Sonia Gandhi, both had stashed away their black money in foreign banks. On this, Sonia Gandhi herself denied this allegation by writing a personal letter to the senior BJP leader LK Advani. She has clearly written that she don’t have any bank account in any foreign bank. In response to this letter, Advani also regretted the mention of her family by the “task force.”

Advani expressing regret to Sonia Gandhi is certainly a gesture of political etiquette. Such conversation between the big leaders is a healthy sign of democracy. But what kind of morality and politics is practiced by accusing anybody without any strong evidence or information? If Sonia Gandhi or Manmohan Singh are to be blamed, they should definitely be criticized and a legal course must be taken. But misleading the people of the country by mudslinging the responsible leaders of the country just to hide own blots is completely immoral.