15th October, 2010
Posted by Navin Harish - No Comments
Recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi are a very good example of how short public memory is. The games are over and everyone is raving about them and how India has done well in games and I am sure there will be no further discussion about corruption and the swindled money. You know it is a little like calling in sick at work. Even when you know a person is lying about falling sick, no one says so because they know that they have done the same in the past and will be doing it in the future as well. Similarly all the politicians and bureaucrats who were thrashing CWG committee and Kalmadi know they have taken bribes and will be doing so in the future so they will not try to stir a hornet’s nest.
Shera is smiling and Suresh Kalmadi is laughing all the way to the bank. I am sure so are a lot of other bureaucrats and politicians.
Thinking about it, who is Suresh Kalmadi when it comes to relevance and influence. There is a Sports minister, there is a chief minister and lots and lots of people who are more influential than Kalmadi, it would be naive to think that only he got rich bu these games.
Spoke too soon it seems.
I guess I have spoken too soon. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ordered a probe and it seems all is not going to be swept under the carpet. Let’s see what happens…