Ravindra Dani wrote a very important article on the Coalgate scam on 26 August 2013. Its English translation is given.
This was during the UPA 2 rule. Now Rahul Gandhi is claiming to talk of ‘corruption’, and targeting Jay Shah, son of BJP chief Amit Shah with outrageous lies. Rahul has lied that Jay Shah’s company had a profit of 80 crore, from 50,000 after Modi became Prime Minister, whereas the truth is that it had a loss of Rs 1.48 crore. 80 crore was TURNOVER, and it was supplemented by 81.5 crore as EXPENDITURE, resulting in profit being Negative 1.48 crore, ie. LOSS of 1.48 crores. Such lies Rahul parroted on twitter, and in rallies in Gujarat
. We would all like to ask Rahul some questions about the deeds in the last year of his party’s rule.
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Files reduced to Ashes
When Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal of the Congress entered Parliament with an angar on his forehead in August 2013, there was a reaction-‘This angar is not of God-religion, but of the Coalgate scam’s missing files’.
Parliament was rattled by the missing files of the Coalgate scam. It was expected that after it was brought to light that some files of the scam are missing, its impact would be seen in Parliament. But, thinking from the other perspective, the files going missing was also expected.
Indications towards 10, Janpath
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had shed some light on the Coalgate scam while returning home from a foreign trip. ‘I have not alloted a single mine. Not a single relative of mine is in this, there is no support to a single industrialist from me. It is correct that I had the additional responsibility of the Coal Ministry when the coal scam was happening. But, there is absolutely no role of me in this scam. Whatever I did was as per the telling of Sonia Gandhi’s Political Advisor Ahmed Patel. I alloted the coal mines as per the recommendations of Ahmed Patel.’
The ramifications of this statement of Dr Manmohan Singh were seen in a Mumbai newspaper. After that, 10, Janpath gave up the plan of removing Manmohan Singh and instead took the position of defending him. It is now being thought that the files were disappeared out of the strategy of ‘Save Manmohan’. Had these files been given to CBI or CBI accessed them, it would have been nearly impossible to save Manmohan Singh. And if Manmohan Singh had been in trouble, then he would have pointed to Ahmed Patel to save himself. And from that, 10, Janpath would have been in trouble. It was necessary to get rid of the files to avoid all this, and this was done very efficiently.
Number of files
It is difficult to say exactly how many files of the Coalgate scam are missing. The UPA government is saying that only 7 files are missing, whereas the CBI is saying that this number is more than 250. Opposition members of BJP and other parties are saying that more than 1100 files are missing. The number of missing files is a relatively less important point. The government has accepted the fact of files missing of the biggest ever scam in the history of the nation. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that: “He is not a custodian of these files.” These files are being searched for. On the other hand, the office of the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India) has said that they have Xerox copies of some of the missing files. Firstly, it is not clear which files are missing. There is no possibility of it becoming clear either. Therefore it will also not be clear that the Xerox copies with the CAG are of which files. And there is absolutely no possibility of the CAG having Xerox copies of the files which are missing. There is no reason for the UPA Government to vanish the files whose copies are with the CAG. The Government has that much intelligence and understanding. This means that very important files have been vanished by the government, the possibility of which being found is absolutely nil. The Congress government which used all its might to suppress the 64 crore Bofors scam, made a minister like Madhavsinh Solanki a ‘sacrificial lamb’, put all sorts of obstacles in the investigation, far from searching for the missing files, has made comprehensive arrangements that they won’t be accessed by absolutely anyone. According to a leader, it is not possible to search for those files. Because, they are now not in existence at all. They have already been reduced to ashes. This statement of this leader is held to be correct. The files, documents which are troublesome for 10, Janpath are directly burnt. This is the unwritten rule of the Delhi Durbar. There is no reason why the Coalgate files will be an exception to it.
Eyes on the Supreme Court
The missing files of Coalgate are not going to be found. Even though the Opposition parties have tried to ask the government an answer in Parliament, the only important issue now is what position the government takes in the Supreme Court. The government had interfered with the status report of the Coalgate investigation. The then Law Minister Ashwini Kumar had called the Director of CBI and told him to make some changes in it. The Supreme Court took a serious note of it, and not only rapped the CBI Director, but also started the process of making CBI autonomous. In this case only Ashwini Kumar had to give resignation. The answer to the question- “On whose telling did Ashwini Kumar do the job of interfering with the CBI report?” has also been got now. Ashwini Kumar has been appointed as the Special Ambassador of the Prime Minister to strengthen ties with Japan. That is the status of Cabinet. The meaning of this is clear. The Prime Minister who realized that Ashwini Kumar was made a sacrificial lamb in the attempt to save him (Manmohan) has in a way returned the favor to Ashwini Kumar. It will be important to see what stand the Supreme Court, which took a strong position on the tampering of a report of the Coalgate scam, takes on the issue of missing files.
FIR to be filed?
Government files vanishing is an offence. The CBI will have to register an FIR in that reference. The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley has already made such a demand. Which names are taken in the FIR filed by the CBI will be known after the CBI files the FIR.
– (26 August 2013, Tarun Bharat)