Congress has come forward, out in open, to defend Robert Vadra now – with Sonia Gandhi taking the charge this time.

There is no more ‘diplomatization’ of words by Congress spokespersons.

But isn’t it indefensible – defending Robert Vadra?

Till now, he was a private citizen for Congress to ignore questions on his meteoric rise, his multi-millionaire status from a modest background, his questionable land deals, his shady companies, his controversial statements and so on.

But not anymore – after his name was dragged into a ‘benami’ property that he reportedly had in London – that he bought and sold some years ago – through his links to a controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Since yesterday, this house in London has become a must visit for every news honcho and for all those who work to fuel and plant political conspiracy theories.

Congress has demanded an impartial probe. BJP has demanded a thorough probe.

Sonia Gandhi has dared the Narendra Modi government to conduct a comprehensive enquiry saying Modi is just a prime minister and not a Shahenshah (emperor).

Subramanian Swamy, in his trademark (and frivolous) style, has said that Robert Vadra is preparing to take British citizenship and this ‘benami’ property was a part of these efforts.

Impartial probe – it cannot be – it can never be – because it doesn’t suit to the long-term political gains weaves around such issues – given the state of affairs Indian politics is.

Comprehensive, it will be as much as it can be (or any such probe with so many angles to stir the political pots), but to the extent that it doesn’t see any conclusion, but presents a maze of political cocoons, from which a favourable plot/element can be picked up – when(ever) it is the time.

Congress knows this. BJP knows this. Every political party knows this. And everyone who keenly watches Indian politics knows this.

So, the ongoing probe(s) against Robert Vadra, in Delhi, in Rajasthan and in Haryana, will never see a logical conclusion.

It is an evergreen pool of political potpourri to choose from whenever politically surcharged events like elections are ongoing. So, Robert Vadra becomes a hotly debated issue whenever an election approaches, especially where Congress is the main political rival.

That will always remain Congress’s political predicament – and an evergreen source to score some (and sometimes major) brownie points. Why will BJP let it go dry?

Congress is now realizing this ‘hoot and scoot’ (hit and run) strategy and today’s open counter-attack by Sonia Gandhi is an indication of that. But what else can Congress do?

And we will see more of it as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand elections approach as Congress is a major political force in these states, even if we say so with ample reservation in case of Uttar Pradesh.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/


It’s going to happen and we are going to have this funneled interest more hooked up ticking (tickling) our funny bone every now and then.

They say the Congress dirty tricks department has been activated. Who they? Obviously the BJP folks! By whom? Don’t be dumb enough to ask this!

They say why they are running away from the probe if there is no wrong on their part, a political counter-reaction used so repeatedly in the Indian politics of the day that even the terms ‘cliché’ would feel ashamed when used for it. By the way, who this they? Naturally, the BJP people!

The wisdom that has been illuminating the Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi led Congress party and the Manmohan Singh led United Progressive Alliance government, more so after the opportunity to learn lessons of the profound political wisdom given by the ‘decorated’ humiliation in the assembly elections in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana, has taken another step to target its political rival, in fact the most potent manifestation of its political rival in the prevailing circumstances, Narendra Modi.

It has ordered a commission of enquiry to probe something that we have come to know as ‘snoopgate’, a term being referred to the illegal surveillance of a woman, an architect, by the Gujarat government, as the most powerful person (politically) of the state, obviously Narendra Modi, had some interest in it and so had ordered to do so. Now there are theories and conspiracy theories behind it, many of them juicy for many folks, especially for the political rivals of BJP and the media.

So, much is going to come into the public domain and the frequency is bound to get more and more overlapping.

And like Congress, BJP, too, is going to do all to be the winner in the race.

BJP is going hit back with full force, especially, after the electoral resurgence in the just concluded assembly polls.

The beginning of it is already there. The ‘apt’ target has been identified it seems.

Some senior BJP members of the Parliament have written to the Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia to launch probe into the controversial land deals of Robert Vadra in some districts of Rajasthan, the deals that have reaped huge benefits (unexpected, unprecedented for a normal person or even a businessman) for the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, brother-in-law of Rahul Gandhi and husband of Priyanka Gandhi.

And yes, we have positive news elements to write that a probe ‘may’ be ordered; so expect it to be ordered, especially after this ‘snoopgate’ probe announcement.

All of them, they are going to be the experts of washing their dirty linen in the public. (Obviously, not satirically, what they have kept private must come into the public domain, if there is violation of legal norms – nothing private then.)

And therefore, expect the vivid details to emerge.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/