Voice of India
The CAG is not broke, so why mend it!
is voice of India? Simply put, it is the echo of a sentiment of
thousands of Indians that speak the same language. The language of
justice for all and keeping in mind that we are the largest democracy on
this planet. At the “ Voice of Inida”, I will periodically try to voice
this sentiment and invite others, like minded persons for their
commentaries or insights on current affairs or topics that are the
priority of the thousands of Indians.
this inaugral issue of the “ Voice of India”, I will try to lay the
basics of what constitutes the manipulation of news in India. The news
that comes to the lay person in India is managed by different forces in
India which are continuously vying with each other often at loggerheads
nudging each other and competing for the same space. How then must the
confused layman decide who he must believe? That is when, Voice of India
steps in and reasons for that layman, on what he must believe and what
he must discard as mere propaganda.
some basic rules we must follow. The mouth pieces for the congress, the
BJP and other political organizations must fall on our deaf ears. TV
channels are notorious for airing the spokesman for these political
parties and they must be heard with utmost distrust. But, news channels
also must be commended for propagating the opinions of other
non-partisan and concerned individuals who speak their minds and have
the nation’s well being in mind. These are the social activists, the
bureaucrat crusaders, the whistle-blowers and the RTI activists.
number one point that I wish to make is that India is a police state,
only for the reason that the police force, the CBI and other govt,
organizations work for the administration and target the enemies of the
ruling party. So, any organization controlled by the govt. cannot be
second point that I wud stress on is that, India is a failed state. The
current ruling party and the opposition parties are compromised and
have failed the state. So, who shud we look forward to as a saviour to
our great so called democracy. Foremost amongst the saviours is our
common sense. We must as Indians, filter out the noise and give credence
to our common sense. For example, there is no doubt in my mind that the
“CAG” is one of the premiere astute bodies in India which has
contributed to the purification of the ills of the Indian state. The
current talk of changing the structure of the CAG can only mean that the
Govt. wants to control the CAG and muffle its clout. When the CAG is
not broke, then why try to mend it? That is the basic question, that we
must ask! Our common sense urges us, that we send a strong message to
the Govt. to leave the CAG alone!
of us must write to our legislators that we insist that the CAG be left
alone.! And that is the only message of this first of Voice of India
publication! Stay tuned for more of our newsletters!
Chandru Jain, MD