On July 22, three BJP MPs ashamedly created history in Parliament by frantically fishing out bundles of notes purportedly given to them by members of the Samajwadi party to abstain from voting against the UPA government over the nuclear deal. Since then there has been allegation/counter-allegation by the parties involved in the sting operation. These days it’s been a fashion amongst our netas to carry out sting/counter-string operation without realising that they are uncovering their own dirty linen in public. Ironically, the channel which carried out the string operation has backed out from showing the tapes on national television allegedly under pressure from ruling coalition. This could all make for a thrilling plot with all the twists and turns but sadly this plot toys with and makes a mockery of Indian public’s trust in the political system. Little do these ordinary people know that the representatives whom they elect to safeguard and protect their rights are often more interested in advancing their own interest whilst in power.
I personally feel that the only people gaining out of this tamasha are the news channels who animatedly dedicate maximum air-time to such events in their maddening rush to outbid competitor channels