Monthly Archives: April 2011

Swami Ramdev’s Prayer to Mata Rani SoniaG

S. Kalyanaraman

The movement shall continue until 400 lakh crore looted national wealth stashed away abroad is restituted.

Lok Pal Bill is a good first step, but not the magic wand to end corruption.


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High power committee set up in black money case, govt tells Supreme Court
PTI / Monday, April 25, 2011 19:06 ISTA high power committee comprising the heads of various probe agencies and specialised departments has been constituted to monitor the investigation and steps taken to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks, the government told the Supreme Court today.
The 10-member committee, which will immediately start functioning, consists of the revenue secretary, the deputy director RBI, the directors of CBI, Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Enforcement Directorate, the chairman of CBDT, the director general of Revenue Intelligence, the director general of DGNC (Directorate General of Narcotics Control), the director of Foreign Intelligence Office (FIO) and joint secretary of Foreign Trade.
The government said that the multi-disciplinary committee for the investigations and other steps likely to be taken, can co-opt members not below the rank of joint secretary for effective implementation of the work in consultation with the secretaries in home, foreign and defence ministries.
The secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat can also be co-opted as a member.
The government stand was in response to proposal of a bench comprising Justice B Sudershan Reddy and Justice SS Nijjar which had favoured setting up of an independent special investigating team (SIT) headed by a retired judge to monitor the case.
Solicitor general Gopal Subramanium told the bench that the co-ordinated mechanism has been put in place to deal with all such cases of black money and it would be headed by the revenue secretary.
He further said that various aspects of the black money case can be probed by different agencies and it would not be limited to the present case of Pune stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan who has come under the scanner of ED and income tax department.
“As far as security angle of the case is concerned, it would be probed by the CBI which would also deal with Hasan Ali Khan case. Money laundering to be investigated by the ED while RBI should be asked to look into the black money stashed in UBS and other Swiss bank,” Subramanium said.
The government also submitted that it is investigating into 36 cases involving black money and informed the court that it has entered into agreement with 26 countries under which it could attach the black money stashed in their banks by Indian citizens.
The government’s submission came after it was pulled up in the last hearing on April 21 for restricting its probe to an individual and being evasive about the idea of an investigation by the Special Investigating Team.
The bench had asked the government to explain why its investigation was focused only on Hasan Ali Khan and no other names have come out who have stashed money in overseas banks.
“Your whole focus is centred on one individual. Does it mean that all the black money parked in foreign banks belong to only one person? Is it that black money issue is surrounding around one person? Do you have information beyond that?” the bench said.
“We put it very simply and bluntly. Do you have any information regarding other persons also? It seems there is only one person (Indian) who has bank account in Switzerland and no other persons’ account has come under suspect in Swiss bank,” the bench told the government.
The court was hearing a petition filed by noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani and some former bureaucrats seeking the court’s direction to the government to bring black money stashed by Indian nationals in foreign banks, which is said to be to the tune of one trillion US dollars.
Besides Jethmalani, five others, including former Punjab DGP KPS Gill and former secretary general of Lok Sabha Subhash Kashyap who are petitioners, have alleged the government was not taking action to bring back the black money.
NGO People’s Political Front and former top cop Julio F Riberio are also among the petitioners.
Earlier, the government had opposed the idea of setting up an SIT comprising members of various agencies to probe the case saying the ED has been conducting the investigation properly, which is reflected in the status report filed before the bench.
The court, however, had said that in view of the gravity of the case, more than one agency is required to conduct the investigation as the ED itself had expressed “helplessness” on numerous occasion while probing the case.
“We are very clear in our mind that more than one agency is required to conduct the investigation and it should be monitored by a person of eminence which could be a retired Chief Justice of high court,” the court had said.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


In the field of politics, I am an ardent follower of Dr. Subramanian Swamy. He is the only politician in the country who has fought and spoken against the Gargantuan Corruption of Sonia Gandhi and all the members of her none too civil family for more than 3 decades. Recently he has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India seeking his permission to prosecute Sonia Gandhi under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Sonia Gandhi currently holds the position of the Chairperson of the National Advisory Council, with the rank of a Union Cabinet Minister. She is a public servant who can seek no special exemption or immunity under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Prime Minister is the ‘Designated Authority’ for sanction of prosecution of Sonia Gandhi under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Sonia Gandhi will try to let loose the Congress Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Congress Bureau of Intimidation (CBI), Congress Bureau of Insinuation (CBI) against Dr. Subramanian Swamy and his Janata Party.

In the wider field of National Renaissance, National Regeneration, National Rejuvenation, I am a hero worshipper of Baba Ramdev. He is in the line of saints and sages of Ancient India like Sage Vishwamitra. For me, Baba Ramdev is like Lord Narasimha fighting against Hiranyakshipu, Lord Rama fighting against Ravana, Lord Krishna fighting against the Kauravas. I am committed in letter and spirit to the philosophy and goal of bringing about a TOTAL REVOLUTION in BHARATVARSHA through the wholesale adoption of the tenets of Sanatana Dharma for upholding which Baba Ramdev has launched his BHARAT SWABHIMAN ANDOLAN.

What are the objectives of Bharat Swabhiman Andolan? The noble and lofty mission of this Andolan is to eradicate corruption, crime, poverty from Bharat Varsha and transform Bharat Varsha into a World Power.

The Five Main Goals of this Andolan are:

Achievement of 100% voting

Achievement of 100% nationalist thought

Achievement of 100% boycott of foreign companies, adoption of ‘swadeshi’

Achievement of 100% unification of the people of the nation

Achievement of 100% yoga-oriented nation

The 5 united, collective and determined VOWS of BHARAT SWABHIMAN ANDOLAN are:

1) We will only vote for patriotic, honest, valiant, farsighted, and skilful people. We ourselves will vote 100% and also make others vote.

2) We will unite all patriotic, sincere, aware, sensitive, intelligent and honest people together to the extent of 100% and uniting the powers of the nation will bring about a new freedom, new system and new change. WE WILL MAKE BHARAT THE BIGGEST SUPERPOWER IN THE WORLD.

3) We will totally boycott (nothing less than 100%) foreign goods and totally resort to the use of indigenous goods with zero technology.

4) We will adopt nationalist thought to the extent of 100%, and while in our personal lives we may observe Hindu, Islam, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, etc. religious traditions, yet in our public lives we will lead the patriotic and wholly nationalistic life of a TRUE BHARATIYA.

5) We will make the entire country 100% yoga-oriented and make the citizens inward-focussed making them healthy and arouse the feeling of self-pride in each one of us by removing the evils of cheating, corruption, hopelessness, disbelief and self-languor arising from self-confusion. We will endeavour with all our mind, might and mane to awaken Bharat’s sleeping self-respect by building up national character raided on the virtues and eternal verities of Simplicity, Selfless Sacrifice, Honesty, Purity, Truth and Fortitude of Mind and Character.

Does Patriotism for young Indians Twittering away mean only somebody wearing a Gandhi Cap, but not a Hindu Swamiji like Baba Ramdev who was the first person to boldly speak out against Sonia-inspired, Sonia-instigated and Sonia-sustained CORRUPTION by launching a National Movement against it from Himalayas to Kanya Kumari and from Rann of Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh?
All true Nationalists and patriots must view Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare as two sides of the same coin of our National Movement against the overseeing, overweening and overarching Stone Umbrella of massive corruption of the Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi, her half-breed clan and their lackeys who work whole time for a ‘Private Limited Company’ (called Sonia Congress) wholly owned by Sonia Gandhi and her family. The anti-national mafia of mass media — both print and electronic — do not want to accept this known fact or uphold this position.
Where were the 24 hour TV Channels — in the private pay of looted money of Sonia Gandhi and her Congress Party — when Baba Ramdev spoke out to vast audiences in every part of India, against the virulent cancer of corruption eating into the vitals of our National polity and National life? Why did they blackout the news relating to Baba Ramdev’s National Movement against Corruption launched by Baba Ramdev? Where was Arnab Goswami of Times Now Channel? Where was Barkha Dutt of NDTV? Where was Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN? Were they taking secret instructions (filthy lucre apart) from the Italian Fascist Mussolini type terrorist Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi to boycott BHARAT SWABHIMAN ANDOLAN launched by Baba Ramdev?
Was the BHARAT SWABHIMAN ANDOLAN Movement of Saffron-clad Baba Ramdev too ‘communal’ to swallow for these partisan media supporters of Sonia Gandhi and Sonia Congress Party? Is Yoga communal? Is Patriotism communal? Is Bharath Mata communal? These anti national and anti social and anti-Hindu TV Channels are answerable to the nation of more than 1.21 billion? For the paid media scoundrels in the Mafia of Mass Media in India — both print and electronic — the private, unlimited and unaccounted loot of Sonia Gandhi and her family are much more important than the public fortunes of 1.21 billion citizens of India?
I agree with Surya Prakash’s view: “After all this humming and hawing for over four decades, the Lok Pal Bill proposed by the Manmohan Singh Government last year constitutes an affront to the intelligence of every citizen. Here, it must be made clear that this Draft Bill had the tacit approval of the Congress and the attempt to distance party president Sonia Gandhi from it is as disingenuous as the attempts by the ruling party to accuse Anna Hazare of resorting to “blackmail” and undemocratic means.”
I am of the view that the so-called movement of India Against Corruption launched by Anna Hazare has been a deliberately derailed by a diabolical plot of Sonia Gandhi and Sonia Congress Party to achieve the following four nefarious objectives:
1. Firstly, to somehow steal the thunder from the mass movement called BHARAT SWABHIMAN ANDOLAN against public corruption initiated, launched and sustained by Baba Ramdev through the diversionary tactics of using the paid mafia of mass media to over-project Anna Hazare’s noble and selfless anti-corruption effort, completely blacking out the massive BHARAT SWABHIMAN ANDOLAN launched by Baba Ramdev against the gargantuan corruption of the Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi, the defacto Prime Minister of India, and her Prime Minion (PM) and other Union Cabinet Minions (Ministers).

2. Secondly, by deploying her 24/7 slaves like Abhishek Singhvi, Digvijay Singh and other Sonia Congress lackeys to make personal attacks on Anna Hazare and the members of the ‘Civil Society’ who have rallied around him in his India Against Corruption Movement.

3. The Firangi Memsahib is a forked-tongued vicious monster of fraud, corruption, dissimulation and deception. On the one hand, she will send a letter to Anna Hazare asking him to end his fast. On the other hand, in a subterranean saboteur fashion, she will informally instruct the Sonia Congress lackeys to speak out against the authoritarian and illegal basis of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption Movement.

4. Sonia Gandhi and Sonia Congress Party have nothing but indivisible contempt and loathing for the Jan Lokpal Bill of Anna Hazare. In order to give a death blow to the whole proposal, she has taken care to exclude some of the more decent and honest Union Ministers from the Drafting Committee of the Lokpal Bill. I have already referred to the allegations of corruption made against Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram which makes them totally unfit to function as Members of the Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee.
Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi and the Sonia Congress Party have enacted a sham drama by using the fully gagged and paid media to mislead the Indian Nation that Anna Hazare’s fast has succeeded and that the Government of India has succumbed to his demand. After pretending to accept his demand, the Government of India is working whole-time to sabotage the working of the Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee. Though the fast seems to have succeeded, yet I have my grave doubts about the commitment of the scam-ridden UPA Government to the sacred cause of Anna Hazare’s eradication of corruption through the enactment of the Jan Lokpal Bill.
Anna Hazare’s simple and childlike trust in the National Advisory Council (NAC) is wholly misguided. Anna Hazare seems to be unaware of the fact that all the Members of this wretched Council are sworn enemies of Sanatana Dharma and Hindu culture. They are also known lackeys of Sonia Gandhi and whole time champions of the unshakeable and undeniable established paramount sovereign colonial right of Sonia Gandhi to loot and plunder this country. These unscrupulous men and women in the NAC are capable of playing ducks and drakes with an essentially simple and committed Gandhian activist
It is high time that Anna Hazare realises the fundamental fact that the Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi is the defacto Prime Minister of India. Every constitutional authority from the President of India downwards is her appointee. She is the prime creator. She is the prime mover. She is the prime sustainer. She is the prime destroyer. She seems to have already instructed all the government nominees in the Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee to take the necessary steps to somehow scuttle and sabotage the enactment of the Lokpal Bill. ANNA HAZARE SEEMS TO BE UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE FIRANGI MEMSAHIB SONIA GANDHI IS THE FOUNTAINHEAD OF ALL CORRUPTION IN EVERY SPHERE OF INDIA’S NATIONAL LIFE. Billions and Billions of Dollars have been deposited by her and many members of her family in various Swiss Banks and other tax-havens abroad.
I fully endorse the view of Shri S. Gurumurthy when he says: “Anna Hazare may not be aware that the former Swedish Investigation Bureau’s chief Sten Lindstorm had written repeatedly that Sonia Gandhi ought to be interrogated in the Bofors payoff to Quattrocchi. Yet Sonia Gandhi repeatedly defended Quattrocchi. Had Anna known these facts, would he have asked her to join the fight against corruption?”
I have already referred to the fact that Dr Subramanian Swamy, the President of the Janata party and former Union Minister for Law and Commerce has recently sought the permission of the Prime Minister, to prosecute Sonia Gandhi under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi’s paid agents, goons, spies and saboteurs are responsible for the wide broadcast of the news of the CD against the Bhushans. Both Shanti Bhushan and his son, Prashant Bhushan are men of absolute integrity. They are the only two lawyers who have had the courage to launch a public movement against deep-rooted corruption at the level of all the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. The most corrupt former Chief Justice of India, K.G Balakrishnan gave judicial legitimacy to the false educational qualifications of the most corrupt ruler in the world, the Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi. I am not therefore surprised that she and her minions and pageboys would go out of their way to launch a blistering attack on the Bhushans for spearheading a noble dharmayudh against judicial corruption. Sonia Gandhi and her family seem to be wedded to the Italian mafia concept of judicial corruption.
Anna Hazare seems to be aware of the corruption of Sharad Pawar. Yet, the fact is that there is no open charge against him like the ones against Sonia Gandhi and her family. Sonia Gandhi or her family has not even sued any one of the writers like Dr Subramanian Swamy, Shri Gurumurthy and others who have repeated these charges for several years.
Finally, Dr Subramanian Swamy is absolutely right when he says that “I laude Anna Hazare for his fight for a Jan Lokpal Bill. If he wants his lofty mission to succeed then he should have politicians on his side. He should not allow himself to be surrounded by NGO’s who are bogus.”

Italian by birth and Roman Catholic by baptism

by:  johnmaclithon

Posted on : April 14, 2011
I was surprised when the Congress party gave me a Padma Shri – I am the only foreign journalist to ever get it.  For, in my forty years of political reporting in India, I have always been a vocal critic of the Nehru dynasty. Someone even called me recently: “ a vitriolic British journalist, who in his old age chose to live back in the land he never approved”.
It started with Operation Blue Star. I was one of the few western correspondents who criticized Indira.  As I have said since then numerous times, the attack on the Golden Temple and the atrocities that followed the army operations, produced in all sections of the Sikhs a sense of outrage that is hard today to alleviate. I believed then that the large majority of Hindu India, even if politically hostile to Indira Gandhi, openly identified with – and exulted in – her will to overwhelmingly humble a recalcitrant minority.

As everybody knows, Indira Gandhi helped my fame grow even more, by wanting to imprison me during the Emergency she clamped and finally throwing me out of India for a short while. But the result was that the whole of India tuned in, then and thereafter, to my radio’s broadcasts, ‘The Voice of India’, to hear what they thought was ‘accurate’ coverage of events.

When Rajiv Gandhi came to power, I first believed that he was sincerely trying to change the political system, but he quickly gave-up when the old guard would not budge. I criticized him for his foolish adventure in Sri Lanka, although I felt sorry for him when he was blown to pieces by Dhanu, the Tamil Tiger.  It is in Kashmir, though that I fought most viciously against his Govt and subsequent Congress ones for its human right abuses on the Kashmiri Muslims of the Valley. The Congress Governments tried indeed several times to censor me and the army even took prisoner my Kashmiri stringer, whom I had to rescue by the skin of his teeth. I am also proud that I was the first one to point out then, that the Indian Government had at that time no proof of the Pakistani involvement in the freedom movement in Kashmir. Thus I always made it a point to start my broadcasts by proclaiming that « the Indian Government accuses Pakistan of fostering terrorism», or that “elections are being held in Indian-controlled Kashmir”…

As I was so popular, all the other foreign journalists used the same parlance to cover Kashmir and they always spoke of the plight of the Muslims, never of the 400.000 Hindus, who after all were chased out of their ancestral land by sheer terror (I also kept mum about it).

As for Sonia Gandhi, I did not mind her, when she was Rajiv Gandhi’s wife, but after his death, I watched with dismay as she started stamping her authority on the Congress, which made me say in a series of broadcasts on the Nehru Dynasty: “It’s sad that the Indian National Congress should be completely dependent on one family; the total surrender of a national party to one person is deplorable. You have to ask the question: what claims does Sonia Gandhi have to justify her candidature for prime-ministership? Running a country is far more complicated than running a company. Apprenticeship is required in any profession — more so in politics”. I heard that Sonia Gandhi was unhappy about this broadcast.

Then, after President Abdul l Kalam called her to the Raj Bhavan and told her what some of us already knew, namely that for a long time, she had kept both her Italian and Indian passports, which disqualified her to become the Prime Minister of India, she nevertheless became the Supreme leader of India behind the scenes. It is then that I exclaimed: “the moribund and leaderless Congress party has lashed onto Sonia Gandhi, who is Italian by birth and Roman Catholic by baptism”. She never forgave me for that. Yet, today I can say without the shadow of a doubt that when history will be written, the period over which she presided, both over the Congress and India, will be seen as an era of darkness, of immense corruption and of a democracy verging towards autocracy, if not disguised dictatorship, in the hands of a single person, a non Indian and a Christian like me. Truth will also come out about her being the main recipient for kickbacks from Bofors to 2G, which she uses to buy votes, as the Wikileaks have just shown.

Finally, I am sometimes flabbergasted at the fact that Indians –Hindus, sorry, as most of  this country’s intelligentsia is Hindu – seem to love me so much, considering the fact that in my heydays, I considerably ran down the 850 million Hindus of this country, one billion worldwide. I have repented today: I do profoundly believe that India needs to be able to say with pride, “Yes, our civilization has a Hindu base to it.”

The genius of Hinduism, the very reason it has survived so long, is that it does not stand up and fight. It changes and adapts and modernizes and absorbs–that is the scientific and proper way of going about it. I believe that Hinduism may actually prove to be the religion of this millennium, because it can adapt itself to change.

The author, who covered for several decades South Asia for a leading international radio channel, is the author of “Hindutva, Sex & Adventures” (Roly Books, Delhi)

S. Kalyanaraman

Sanction of PM sought to prosecute Sonia Gandhi: Dr. Subramania​n Swamy

S. Kalyanaraman

April 15,2011


Dr.Subramanian Swamy, Janata Party President and former Union Cabinet Minister for Law &Justice, today submitted a Petition of 206 pages, seeking from the Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh the required Sanction to prosecute Ms. Sonia Gandhi under Sections 11 & 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Sanction is required under Section 19 of the Act because she is Chairperson of the National Advisory Council with Cabinet rank.

In his Petition to the PM, Dr.Swamy has made out a prima facie case on documentary circumstantial evidence that Ms.Gandhi abetted Italian businessman and close family friend Ottavio Quattrocchi to obtain an illegal commission in the Bofors Gun Purchase deal, and then influenced the government of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao to enable Mr. Quattrocchi to escape from the country in July 1993. Thereafter she directed the Union Law Minister in 2005 to enable Mr. Quattrocchi to get his London accounts de-frozen and decamp scot free with over $ 200 million [about Rs 1000 crores].

Dr.Swamy has also made out a prima facie case that Mr. Gandhi has illegally held in Swiss bank accounts illegal monies of about Rs. 10,000 crores received as a legatee in 1991 following Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.

He also produced an admission on record of the spokesperson of the Russian government that KGB had provided funds to Ms. Gandhi and her family, as also evidence that she had received commissions on Indo-Soviet trade, which were illegal under Indian law.

In his Petition, Dr.Swamy has also catalogued a list of offences prima facie committed by Ms.Sonia Gandhi since 1974 which shows that she is an habitual offender who deserves to be prosecuted and punished.

For Janata Party

(Pran Nath Mago)

PA to Dr.Swamy

15, April 2011

Dr.Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister as Sanctioning Authority
u/s 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (1988) [PCA]
South Block, New Delhi.

Re: Sanction to prosecute Ms.Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson (in Cabinet Rank), NAC, under Prevention of Corruption Act (1988).

Dear Sir:

1.  Ms.Sonia Gandhi MP, wife of the deceased Rajiv Gandhi, was first appointed as Chairperson National Advisory Council [NAC] in May 2004. She resigned in 2006 but was re-appointed by an Order of the Cabinet Secretariat dated March 29, 2010, read with Order dated October 8, 2010 [Annexure 1].

2.   As per Order of May 31, 2004 [Annexure 2] the Prime Minister’s Office will provide Central Government funds to meet the expenditure of the NAC, and service the NAC for its secretarial needs. Hence she is a public servant as defined in Section 2 ( c ) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (1988).

3.  You, in your capacity as deemed appointing authority are therefore the Designated Authority under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act for granting Sanction to prosecute the said Ms. Sonia Gandhi. As you know, there are no laches or statute of limitations for prosecuting offences of corruption.

4.  Your Sanction is required by me for prosecuting Ms. Sonia Gandhi on a private complaint proposed to be filed by me in the criminal court under Prevention of Corruption Act (1988), based on the materials available to me (and enclosed with this letter/application) with reference to two issues:


5.  Ms.Sonia Gandhi holds office which enables her to give direction to Government departments and Ministries and also call for confidential reports from CBI, and according to the then Union Law Minister, she can even call for files [Annexure 3]. She has been as Chairperson of NAC giving directions to several ministries and departments.

6.  It is charged that she obtained for, and colluded with family friend, Mr. Ottavio Quattrocchi—an Interpol Red-Corner Noticee & a proclaimed offender under Indian criminal law, to obtain for him the pecuniary advantage from defreezing of his CBI-frozen account, thus committing offence u/s 13 (1)(d) of the PCA, and also conspired with Quattrocchi to enable him to escape prosecution in Bofors Gun Purchase scam.

7.  Bofors scam that occurred in 1986 represents corruption in very high places and the key figure in the scam is Mr. Ottavio Quattrocchi, the Italian family friend and fixer. The then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi was manipulated by Ms.Sonia Gandhi, his Italian born wife, to abet the crime in Bofors gun purchase committed by Quattrocchi against the nation.

8.  Ms.Sonia Gandhi stationed Mr.Walter Vinci, her brother-in-law, in Sweden to influence her husband and then Prime Minister, when on a visit to Sweden to finalize the Bofors Deal. Also present in the same hotel was the Italian fixer, small arms supplier, and Snam Progetti agent, Mr. Ottavio Quattrocchi, [who was hailed as the catalyst in the deal by the CBI in their Letters Rogatory documents], and who had in return for a hefty commission prevailed on the Prime Minister to sign the deal before March 31, 1986.

9.  Thereafter when the arm of the law began reaching near him, he escaped from India in 1993, then from Malaysia in 2002 via a rigged court judgment obtained by collusion with as yet unnamed parties and from Argentina— by the CBI fudging the records – all achieved under the influence exerted by Ms. Sonia Gandhi under three different and consenting Prime Ministers.

10.  This is further confirmed in the interview conducted by Ranjit Bhushan of Outlook magazine [Annexure 4 ] in 1998 with Mr.Sten Lindstorm, the Chief of the Investigation Division of Swedish National Bureau of Investigation and Special Prosecutor of the Swedish Government into the Bofors payoffs. The Swedish National Audit Bureau which he assisted concluded after an independent probe that bribes had indeed been paid in the Bofors deal.

11.  Lindstorm states in the interview, which has not been contradicted by anyone including Ms. Sonia Gandhi, that: “The Bofors Papers all point to the [Sonia] Gandhi family” and further that Ms.Sonia Gandhi should “explain how Quattrocchi-owned companies got such fat sums as payoffs from the Bofors deal.”

12.  This report is corroborated by another interview given by Lindstorm to Chitra Subramanian [Indian Express, March 22, 1998] wherein he stated; “All information we had at that time pointed to the Gandhi link—Sonia Gandhi should place her cards on the table. The bribes have been traced to her friend and this is not something out of the blue. This is no coincidence.”

13.   Headlines Today is in possession of the written statement of then Intelligence Bureau officer Naresh Chandra Gosain made before CBI Inspector Ghanshyam Rai on March 29 1997. Between 1984 and 1987, Gosain was posted in the Special Protection Group[SPG] of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He was part of the escort team. Between 1987 and 1989, Gosain served as the Personal Security Officer or the PSO of Sonia Gandhi.

14.   During the tenure of Prime Minister Deve Gowda in 1997, Gosain deposed before the CBI. This deposition has so far never been made public. Headlines Today dug out this deposition, in which Gosain talks at length about the close family ties between the Gandhis and the Quattrocchis.

15.   In his testimony Gosain says, “Mr.Ottavio Quattrocchi and his wife Ms Maria Quattrocchi were very close to Mr Rajiv Gandhi and Mrs Sonia Gandhi. When Shri Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister, Mr. Quattrocchi and his family members used to visit PM house and the family members of Shri Rajiv Gandhi also used to visit the house of Mr.Quattrocchi.”

16.   He adds: “In the initial period of Prime Ministership of Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the children of Shri Rajiv Gandhi used to stay at Mr.Quattrocchi’s house during the foreign visits/domestic visits of the Prime Minister. We used to perform our shift duties at the residence of Mr.Quattrocchi on such occasions. Sometimes, Mrs Sonia Gandhi has also stayed in the house of Mr.Quattrocchi and at that time we used to perform our duties there.”

Gosain goes on to add that Mr.Quattrocchi and his wife Maria enjoyed free access to the Prime Minister’s house. “At No. 5 & 7 Race Course Road, private cars were not allowed to enter inside the bungalow. Only the ferry cars of SPG, after severe security checks, used to carry such visitors from reception to porch and back. Mr. Quattrocchi and Mrs Maria Quattrocchi were very close to Shri Rajiv Gandhi’s family and they got free access to the PM’s House.”

He further added: “All visitors to No 5 & 7 Race Course Road were issued passes at the reception near the alighting point. Every time, a card was kept ready for Mr. Quattrocchi and his family members as and when they visited the PM’s house. Everybody in SPG posted at PM house knew Mr Quattrocchi and his family members. Hence, there was no question of identifying them.”

17.   Ottavio Quattrocchi’s proximity to the Gandhis is well known. What is also known is this proximity continued even after Quattrocchi began to be linked to the Bofors scandal. What documents show is that despite the cloud of suspicion surrounding Quattrocchi’s involvment in the Bofors paybacks, he continued to have unfettered access to 10 Janpath, the residence officially assigned to Ms.Sonia Gandhi, which in itself makes her a public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

18.   It is important to recollect that by January 25, 1990, a team of CBI officials was already in Switzerland with a list of suspected recipients of the Bofors payback. According to a Frontline magazine story of the time, Ottavio Quattrocchi was the first name on that list. Between 1988 and 1990, the media too carried many stories about the involvement of Quattrocchi as a middleman in the Bofors deal.

19.  It is clear from records that Mr.Quattrocchi was the direct beneficiary of bribe payments in the Bofors scam. It is now confirmed by the ITAT Report of the Hon’ble Tolani & Sharma Bench [Annexure 5 ].

The testimony of Mr. Sasi Dharan is crucial in further unravelling the proximity of Quattrocchi to Ms. Sonia Gandhi.. Sasi Dharan worked as a driver in Snam Progetti. Snam Progetti was an Italian public sector giant that was represented in India by Ottavio Quattrocchi. Sasi was Quattrocchi’s personal driver. He drove Mercedes No.DIA 6253. In his testimony before the CBI, Sasi details the frequent meetings between the Gandhis with the Quattrocchis.

20.  In his testimony Sasi says: “Shri Quattrocchi and Mrs Maria Quattrocchi were very close to Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and his family. I do not know what type of relation they had but Quattrocchi and his wife Maria used to frequently visit the house of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. I knew it since 1985 when I joined service. At that time they used to visit the house of Rajiv Gandhi twice or thrice in a day. Whenever Sonia Gandhi’s mother or father visited India, I used to drive them to the house of Quattrocchi. They used to remain there for the whole day and Mrs Maria Quattrocchi would take them for shopping. They used to come to India four or five times in the year.”

21.  What is clinching is the car log maintained by driver Sasi Dharan. In this log, Sasi details the exact dates when Ottavio Quattrocchi came to meet Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi at 5 and 7 Race Course Road or 10 Janpath. These logs are for the period 1989 to 1993. In this log book, Sasi Dharan has mentioned 41 occasions when Quattrocchi came to meet the Gandhis.

22.   It is important to note that the meetings between Ottavio Quattrochi and Sonia Gandhi continued even after the death of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 even as Ms.Sonia Gandhi remained as a public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

23.  According to Sasi Dharan, Quattrocchi came to 10 Janpath 21 times after May 1991. Considering the long financial dealings of Mr.Quattrocchi since 1976 with LTTE (the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi), this fact is a subject of a future application for sanction as well.

24.   Sasi concludes by saying: “Shri Quattrocchi left India on the night of July 29, 1993 and on this day also I had driven him to the airport. At that time he did not have any luggage except one briefcase and he told me he was going for an urgent meeting. Usually, whenever Mr. Quattrocchi wanted the car, he would tell me in advance, but the day he left, he did not tell me (in advance)”. Obviously he had notice of his impending arrest by CBI in advance.

25.   As a consequence of the misuse of her office and position, Ms. Sonia Gandhi helped Ottavio Quattrocchi not only escape from the country, and in 2005 even to withdraw $ 29 million from his de-frozen accounts and thus let off scot free.

26.   Hence, it is prima facie obvious that Ms.Sonia Gandhi had misused her office [ she was Life President in the Government funded Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Trust(IGNCA Trust) during 1991-2002] and thus a public servant with considerable influence in government to enable Mr. Quattrocchi to escape from India in 1993 and later in 2005 to benefit Mr.Quattrocchi to illegally gain monetarily at the expense of the Consolidated Fund of India, by defreezing his London accounts.


27.   This complaint against Sonia Gandhi also includes the corrupt monies held under her control in the tax haven of Switzerland as a legatee of the corrupt money which was banked in the name of her late husband or deposited by her of funds obtained from the erstwhile KGB, the Soviet Union’s Intelligence Agency, or by sale of illegally exported antiques in the country. I retain the right to submit details of other illegal accounts in other havens such as Macao at a later stage in another application to you or before the court.

28.   It is well-reported that Sonia Gandhi is the beneficiary of Rajiv Gandhi’s estate which includes the corrupt monies continued even now to be held in a tax havens. Why this money is held abroad (even if held as a trust to benefit family members) instead of its being held in India within the Indian financial system to benefit the nation is a question which Ms.Sonia Gandhi must answer.

29.   Violations of FEMA have occurred as also under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. In case any transaction on this account which is not reported in the Income Tax Returns, and FCRA is also a violation. There may also be an issue of obtaining RBI prior permission for holding such large sums abroad if it is claimed to be a legitimate account.

30.   It is clear that this wealth was not reported in Election Affidavits of Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi as a beneficiary of the monies so held [Annexure 6]. The total wealth of both Gandhis, as per their election returns, is just Rs 363 lakh, Sonia owns no car. ”

31.   When Schweizer Illustrierte a prestigious German language Swiss magazine alleged that Rajiv Gandhi held an illegal account in Swiss banks of about US $ 2 billion, neither she nor her son, protested, or sued the magazine, then or later [Annexure 7].

32.   When major papers, The Hindu and The Times of India included, had carried in the year 1992 the official confirmation of KGB payments to the Rajiv Gandhi family, adding that the Russian government owned the payments in the disclosures, neither of the two Gandhis challenged or sued them [Annexure 8].

33.   Nor did they sue Dr. Yevgenia Albats, a member of the official Commission on KGB Operations set up by President Yeltsin, when she wrote about KGB payments to Rajiv Gandhi and family in her book: The State within State [Annexure 9]

34.   More than $ 2 billion in 1991 was being held by Ms. Sonia Gandhi as a legatee, or otherwise obtained by receiving stolen movable and immovable properties, monies and securities, kept illegally in tax haven banks of Switzerland and elsewhere, and which is disproportionate to her known sources of income. She thus has also committed offence u/s 13(1)(e) of PCA. It also attracts the IPC Sections for receiving stolen property.

35.   The recent deposition of Hasan Ali, alleged to have siphoned money of the nation to Switzerland secret accounts admits to his close association not only with her but with Mr.Ahmed Patel MP and political adviser to Ms.Sonia Gandhi [Annexure 10 ].

36.   Ms. Sonia Gandhi is also obviously culpable under Indian criminal law such as FCRA for the pay offs in the Iraqi Oil-for-Food scam of 2002. The United Nations had set up an independent inquiry committee under Dr. F. Volcker which found that the “Congress Party” headed by Ms. Sonia Gandhi as a beneficiary of a free oil quota from the now deposed and deceased dictator Saddam Hussein, which the beneficiary sold at market price through Marc Rich, the notorious swindler who had been convicted by a US Court for 350 years and several million dollars as fine. He was pardoned by US President Clinton in 2000 on Israeli Prime Minister’s intervention. He lives in Switzerland.

37.   No one in Congress Party but Ms. Sonia Gandhi as party President could have been this beneficiary. The other beneficiary listed in Volcker’s Report was by name: Natwar Singh, who got much less [Annexure 11].

38.   I reserve the right to further petition you to enlarge the scope of this sanction at a future date to include other violations and offences committed by Ms.Sonia Gandhi under Prevention of Corruption Act (1988), for which I will file with you a separate application if necessary..

39.   But, in this application alone there is substantive prima facie evidence for an appropriate court to take cognizance of the offence committed by Ms.Sonia Gandhi under the Prevention of Corruption Act, and thus I seek your sanction to initiate the criminal law to prosecute her under the Act

40.   Ms. Sonia Gandhi is habitually committing acts of corruption since 1972. On November 19, 1974, I brought it to the attention of the Rajya Sabha that Ms. Sonia Gandhi, then an Italian citizen had functioned as a benami insurance agent of public sector insurance companies, and giving her address as 1, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi which was then the official residence of the Prime Minister of India. She thus committed an offence under FERA. The then Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi subsequently informed the Rajya Sabha that following my disclosure, Ms. Sonia Gandhi had resigned from this agency earning commissions.

41.   Between January 25, 1973 and January 21, 1975 she held a post of Managing Director of Maruti Technical Services on a salary despite it being an offence under FERA. But then she had become Managing Director of Maruti Heavy Vehicles Pvt Ltd with an even bigger remuneration. For neither post she had the necessary qualifications having never passed even High School.The Justice A.C. Gupta Commission appointed in 1977 by the Janata Party Government found her guilty of multiple offences under FERA and IPC.

42.   In 1980 and January 1983 Ms. Sonia Gandhi then still an Italian citizen enrolled herself as a voter in the New Delhi constituency despite having been struck off the list in 1982 upon the ERO receiving a complaint from a citizen. She thus committed an offence under Section 31 of the Representation of the People’s Act read with Form 4 of the Registration of Electors Rules(1960).

43.   Ms.Sonia Gandhi’s Indian citizenship acquired in record speed in April 1983 is vitiated by her incomplete answers to mandatory questions in the citizenship forms. She did not submit documents from the Italian government of relinquishing her Italian citizenship required for Indian citizenship, stating in the Form that it was ‘not applicable” [Annexure 12]. Italian Embassy in New Delhi simply affirmed what she told them and hence that cannot be taken as a valid document of relinquishment for the purposes of citizenship. She also retrieved her Italian passport in 1992 after citizenship laws in Italy were amended which under Section 10 of the Citizenship Act (1955) means cancellation of her Indian citizenship.

44.   All these facts stated above were put together and published in USA in a full page advertisement in the New York Times in 2008 by NRIs N. Kataria and others. The Congress Party unit in USA thereafter engaged the most expensive law firm and filed a $200 million defamation suit. However Ms.Sonia Gandhi refused to appear in the witness box and be cross examination. Therefore, Justice Emily Goodman of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed the suit since defamation suits in law have to be filed by the person claiming to be defamed, and therefore cannot be assigned to others [Annexure 13]. Ms. Sonia Gandhi had a case to rebut these facts, then why she failed to turn up in court?


Dr. Subramanian Swamy lambasts Sonia Gandhi_Must Watch (for every true child of India)

Kerala CM calls Rahul Gandhi ‘Amul baby’

A day after Rahul commented on Achuthanandan advanced age, the veteran Left leader hit back on Sunday calling the young Congress MP an ‘Amul baby’.

Rahul, at an election rally, had pointed that if the Left retained power in the state and Achuthanandan remained the chief minister, he would be 93-year-old at the end of the next five-year term. The CM is 87 years old now.

“Is it my fault that I am 87 and even at this age I am going on like this?.” Achuthanandan questioned Rahul, while narrating his childhood troubles when he was forced to leace studies in class 7 after his father’s death.

Achuthanandan further added that by the age of 16 he was fighting the British and questioned, “Please tell me where was Rahul Gandhi (politically) before he was 40 years.”

“The Amul baby has come here to campaign for some Amul baby candidates of the Congress party,” he added.

Achuthanandan also recited a couplet by a Malayalam poet.

“Thala narkkunnanthalla ente vridhathvam; thala narakkathathalla ente yuvathvam (“I haven’t aged because my hair is white; I’ve not remained young because my hair has not turned white.”)

The state Assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 13.

SC stays HC’s decision against ex-MLA in Rahul rape charge

S. Kalyanaraman

SC stays HC’s decision against ex-MLA in Rahul rape charge

Daily Pioneer, April 7, 2011

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed an Allahabad High Court decision which directed a CBI probe against a former legislator who accused Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi with rape and kidnapping charges.
Staying the March 7 order passed by a Lucknow Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court that had even imposed a hefty fine of `50 lakh on petitioner Kishore Samrite, the apex Bench of Justices VS Sirpurkar and TS Thakur said, “The amount of cost is in excess as also the direction for holding CBI inquiry against the petitioner is uncalled for.” It was on these grounds, the Bench found it fit to stay the HC decision and issued notice on the appeal.
There was also the question of propriety which the apex court found to be under cloud.
The petitioner, who is a former Samajwadi Party MLA, through advocate Kamini Jaiswal argued that his matter was dismissed without giving him an opportunity of hearing.
According to Jaiswal, on the first date of hearing, a single judge directed police to investigate the case and report on the missing girl alleged to be the victim of rape and her family, who were alleged to have been abducted from their home in Amethi at the instance of Gandhi.
But even before the time given by court could elapse, a Division Bench of the Lucknow Bench entertained a similar PIL filed by the girl’s relative. It directed the petitioner’s matter to be listed along with the fresh PIL and both matters were dismissed by a common order. The girl and her parents were produced before the Division Bench within short notice by the Director General of Police. The girl claimed her real name to be different from what the petitioner alleged and even denied every charge raised by him.
According to Jaiswal, there was no occasion for the Division Bench to withdraw to itself a matter pending before another court. Agreeing with her, the SC Bench commented, “Even we are on the question of legality or propriety of the order passed.” She further claimed that tagging of her case with the fresh petition was “obviously with a view to avoid hearing.”
The court was even amused to read the contents of the order passed by the High Court ordering the fine of `50 lakh to be apportioned among three parties -the victim who was to be paid `25 lakh, another `20 lakh to Rahul Gandhi against whom the slur was made, and finally `five lakh to the police team for its commendable job in tracking the girl.
The apex court, however, refused to examine the remaining portion of the order by which the High Court demanded an inquiry against the websites which run the story against Gandhi, accusing him of rape and abduction.