It is quite some time now since I have written on Political cases involving corruption save for the one on Jayalalithaa’s arrest in the disproportionate wealth case.
Reason is that I was fed up on reporting corruption exhaustively only to find that the process of Law being subverted .
The culprits remain unpunished, going about their tasks of amassing wealth as usual, with more vigor.
Now a ray has appeared in the conviction of Jayalalithaa.
For my article the End of Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu, where I dealt with Jayalalithaa’s conviction, I have received. apart from emails,personal calls,stating that my views are wrong,there are people who are more corrupt going scot-free,like Sonia Gandhi,Karunanidhi,A.Raja and many more;
Jayalaithaa’s conviction for 66.64 crore is a pittance against Rs 1,86,000 crore 2G scam and some other corruption cases;
She has done a lot for the poor;
Some told me as a Brahimin I should desist from condemning Jjayalalithaa.
My friend for about 50 years slammed and hung up the phone on me.
Now that Jayalalithaa’s bail application has been rejected by the High Court of Karnataka, which I anticipated,my view on this issue remains the same.
We seem to have watered down basic values, being Honest,of Integrity, Sincerity, Loyalty.
We have started giving shades to the values.
Less Honest,Less sincere, slightly less loyal etc.
Moral values are Absolute.
There can be difference between one who takes Rs 100 as Bribe and another who takes ONE CRORE.
Both are corrupt and have to be punished.
People have been saying that Bail should be granted.
Bail is not a matter of Right and it is the discretion of the court.
As for as the contention that Lallu Prasad has been granted bail in th Fodder scam, the judge , who tried Jayalalithaa’s case, observed that Lallu had been in Jail for ten months and Jayalalithaa has been in Jail for only ten days.
He has also observed correctly that corruption is an assault on basic Human Rights.
Surprising why prosecution did not object for the bail
The judgement is Morally Right and legally correct.
I expect more abuses for this article.
There is no parity with Lalu Prasad’s case; corruption is violation of Human Rights.