I wrote a letter to Mr. Manmohan Singh asking him to bring the black money deposited in Swiss Banks back and it received a great response from the readers. I now have second thoughts on getting the black money back to India. Do we have a plan for the utilization of Black Money?
I doubt anyone has thought about it. Maybe we’ve a rosy picture in our eyes that once the thousands of billions of rupees come back to India, we’ll turn India into America. There will be great roads, greenest cities, people living happily ever after and so on. Come on! Do you really think that’s going to happen? I strongly believe if it had to happen, it would have happened in last 60 years post India’s Independence. Let me tell you what’s going to happen even if we pass a resolution and get all the dollars back to India.
Point #1 -The political leaders of ruling party will ‘show’ that the development activities are going on and money’s being invested in them – with a large focus on ‘Rural Development’. Because once the money is invested in rural areas, no one really bothers to go to villages and check whether the proposed works have been actually done. The rural people don’t care as they’re busy finding their own bread and butter. Then the same politicians who had accounts in Swiss banks will re-open accounts and deposit the money back. So actually, the money will go back to swiss accounts.
Point #2 – Will we punish the people who’ve deposited money in swiss accounts? I am 100% sure ‘NO’. India takes years to punish Kasab who was caught red handed. Kalmadi will be set free over the next few years. Nothing will ever happen.
Point #3 – Baba Ramdev’s Bharat Swabhiman won’t be chosen to power. Do you guys really think Congress won’t invest in making sure that the next elections will be in their favor? It’s a well known fact that the Electronic Voting Machines can be altered with a simple SMS. …and we were patting our own backs saying we were the first country to conduct elections ‘digitally’. I have faith in Baba Ramdev, but with the dirty politicians currently in power, I don’t see a great picture for the next elections as well.
Point #4 – Manmohan Singh is so helpless and it shows on his face. This one good man can’t fight all the evil surrounding him. Better not talk about it.
The bottom line is that, there’s no good picture of future with the black money. You all know that we don’t have a plan and no one wants to talk about it.