8 Jul, 2015
Can one imagine David Cameron or Barack Obama or Angela Merkel or Francois Hollande making trips abroad, while their respective countries reel from blood-soaked trails of the most sinister scam? Can one imagine the leaders not succumbing to calls for resignation, when that scam leaves behind 48 unexplained deaths?
Logic says they should step aside till a highest-level investigation clears the names of their party men. But the thick-skinned Indian premier is not only tight-lipped over the issue facing his country, he is also unperturbed with his cohorts telling the media that Narendra Modi need not comment on such “silly” issues.
The Vyapam scam in the Madhya Pradesh state is an admission and recruitment scandal involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen. The scam involves a collusion of undeserving candidates, who bribed politicians and the board officials responsible for conducting exams through middlemen to get high ranks in entrance tests.
The rigged tests produced unqualified teachers, medical officers, constables and forest guards. Social media savvy Modi who even tweets on Tunisia, Syria, Pakistan and Bangladesh is yet to post one word on Vyapam, whose victims include policemen, journalists, doctors, teachers, intermediaries and more, who have died in unexplained accidents, mysterious suicides and puzzling heart attacks.
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