The brahminical hegemony in both executive wing of the state and the media conspired to fix Raja and Kanimozhi and tried to finish the political survival of DMK. The conspiracy was blasted out by the verdict of the trial court.
The CBI special court judge, who had dealt the 2G spectrum case since 2010, has delivered the judgment, acquitting all the 17 people who were accused in the charge sheet filed by Central Bureau of Investigation. The judge has ruled that the charges of criminal misconduct and criminal conspiracies failed for want of evidence.
The political party, BJP, in the opposition side stalled the proceedings of the Parliament, making UPA Government headed by Congress Party responsible for having allocated the 2G spectrum. Despite BJP coming to power in 2014, the allegations put forth by BJP have not augured strength due to lack of evidence on the part of CBI to present the prosecution against the charges successfully. In fact, the procedure of auctioning was replaced with granting of telecom licences to private parties at administered prices was commenced in NDA regime of BJP in 1994 itself and the same procedure was followed later by UPA, the regime of which had been accused for the irregularities.
The entire crux of the issue revolved around the presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crores, reported by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), based on which the charges were levelled, an unprecedented allegation during the past. The allegation based on presumptive loss did not stand at initial stage itself while filing the charge sheet, which mentioned the loss only at Rs. 30,000 crores. The media has hyped by sticking on only the presumptive loss. The contents in the judgment say that despite having waited for about 7 years, the prosecution could not produce any proper evidence in support of the charges.
The CBI special court has conducted the trial painstakingly with patience. It has upheld the pride of judiciary by acquitting all the accused under the circumstances, the Apex Court having held in 2012 the entire policy of spectrum allocation was “wholly arbitrary, capricious and contrary to the public interest apart from being violative of the doctrine of equality”, that resulted in the cancellation of licences, granted at administered price.
The CBI Special Court judgment gains significance for the first time after independence due to the handling of the issue by the duly elected legislative representatives, the bureaucrats, the judiciary and fourth estate of the State viz. media. The brahminical hegemony in both executive wing of the state and the media conspired to fix Raja and Kanimozhi and tried to finish the political survival of DMK. The conspiracy was blasted out by the verdict of the trial court.
The hegemonic plan is that the conspiracy of telling lies repeatedly will make them true. Such Goebbelsian approach of Nazi party in Germany did not materialize at last. The brahminical forces owing allegiance to such approach lost their game plan by the acquittal of all the accused in the case.
India is a welfare State and it has to pay greater and more specific attention and action on the development side of the country. The development exercises cannot be constructed for the short run commercial gains through the collection of revenue for the government. The 2G spectrum allocation has made the mobile usage widely at cheaper rate than the rest of the countries in the world. The vast usage of mobile has made the technology driven life style of the citizens more qualitative for which the quantitative spending of revenue by the government or loss, so to say presumptive loss cannot be quoted.
Without understanding the welfare oriented developmental activities of the government or with deliberate misunderstanding, the media had hyped the issue alarmingly. The so called loss can only be experienced as a welfare measure by the entire population of the country. The man power spending over dealing of the issue is enormous but is actual and with heavy immeasurable loss of human capital. Who is accountable for the imaginary ‘great’ financial loss? People who argue on the ‘presumptive loss’ must answer for the heavy hampering and set back in the development process of the country.
Many reasonable and right thinking people had cautioned against reckoning the presumptive loss pointing out that ‘not any black cat’ in the dark room had existed at the beginning stage as alleged by the CAG. Now the acquittal of all the accused has proved that false Goebbelsian propaganda against DMK would not last long. Truth is out.