Apropos of your edit “A sad day”, it is laudable that the special court which is enquiring into the coal scam has summarily rejected the CBI closure report and has summoned even the former prime minister Manmohan Singh as an accused observing that there were enough ‘incriminating circumstances’ to prosecute him for criminal conspiracy. Whenever we come across pictures of the hapless-looking, bare-bodied and coal-tainted miners in the depths of the earth carrying coal on their heads risking their life, health and wellness for the sake of their livelihood, they bring tears to our eyes. While the miners earn a paltry sum for the grave risk they are subjected to, isn’t it atrocious that our politicians and business tycoons misuse their power and position to loot our natural wealth while sitting comfortably in their air-conditioned office spaces? The court should pursue the case to its logical end with all sincerity and adequate punishment should be awarded to all who have dipped their fingers avariciously in the coal honey pot, at the cost of the exchequer and to the detriment of our nation.
Towards clean governance
Apropos of your edit “A sad day”, till now, our esteemed politicians used to conduct themselves as if they are above the law and whatever they do is in the interest of the country and nobody can question them. Perhaps this thinking would have continued if the BJP-led NDA government had not won the election. Now, due to former prime minister Manmohan Singh being summoned by the CBI Court for the coal block allocation scam, that involved the coal ministry allocating the valuable natural resource to some big industrialists, all politicians will perhaps be more careful in their decisions and ensure honesty in their decisions. Probably, the present dispensation at the Centre may be a blessing in disguise for the country, for corruption-free governance and prosperity. UPA must learn its lessons from the conduct of this government.
BS Ganesh, Bangalore