OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND HOW IT RAINED ONE NIGHT
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
The new Innings
Have had a lot of events forcing me to stay away from this blog and publish the truth, in fact, I had to even bring down my first post due to certain difficulties. Thank you all of you for visiting this place and keeping the truth alive.
I promise to deliver the further parts of this “three funerals and a wedding” in the next few months, now that I am living in safety and there is no further threat to my near and dear ones. I do hope that fellow Indians will stand be me.
POSTED BY EX INDIAN INTELLIGENCE
Playing with a nation’s choices
Part 1 : Three funerals and a wedding
I was part of various analysis teams of Indian intelligence agencies during the 80’s and 90’s and now live a anonymous life in a distant land. What I am going to propagate over a 3 part series in the next few days might seem very farfetched and even fantastic to most people and many conspiracy theorists might gleefully accept it as vindication for whatever they have been screaming from rooftops for quite some time now. My attempt though is neither to please any one nor to prove someone else wrong or right; it is just to come out with the truth as we perceived it. Most of the theory that I am going to put forward in part 1 is the work of us 5 people in 1991 while analyzing all the intelligence inputs over the years in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. We in the intelligence parlays termed it as “the Rajiv brief”. Most conclusions that we had come up with were unanimous and unequivocal. I must hasten to add that many parts of this so called “the Rajiv brief” were also part of an earlier analysis done in the mid 80’s by another team investigating the conspiracy angle to Mrs Indira Gandhi’s death. Theoretic overlapping in terms of evidences, intelligence briefings and logical conclusions between these two analysis reports might be common, but there are also significant points of divergence in both of these reports and since I have been privy to both I would suggest that the number of points of convergence between both sets of analysis far outnumber the differences. Sometime in the middle of 1992 we were suddenly asked to debunk the whole theory and change our line of thinking by powers that be, and we had to let go of a “very strong” case that we were building then. Of the core group of 5 analysts who were working on that case, 3 are no more (all died of normal causes) and 2 of us are still living anonymously without being in touch with each other. This is my attempt (after almost 2 decades) to complete “the Rajiv brief” and take it to its logical conclusion with the benefit of hindsight. I must warn though, that this is at the end of the day, just a theory based on intelligence inputs and field analysis built on a very plausible premise. It is an attempt to fill in the blanks between the “if’s” and “buts” of history with the luxury of retrospective intelligence.
The Theory: Five people four scenarios and three events
Mrs Sonia Gandhi is today the most powerful person in India and probably one of the most powerful women on earth. Elections 2009 have only reinforced her power. How did she end up becoming the most powerful person in India? This is the story of that ascendancy. Five people, four scenarios and three events stood between Mrs Sonia Gandhi and her destiny. Over the next few pages I am going to explain those scenarios through the eyes of a former intelligence analyst.
Scenario 1: The Rajiv-Sonia marriage
At the outset there is nothing more than just another love story to Mr Rajiv Gandhi’s romance with Miss Antonia Albina Maino in the mid 1960’s. Any suggestion that there were characters in the Cambridge university campus that not only hooked them up but also nurtured the famous romance is too farfetched. But having said that, let us consider some of the London tabloid reports of that time which variously suggested Rajiv was “constantly influenced” by a couple of students of European origin (I would not take names and let researchers do some hard work) and that at least one of those students was later absorbed by the Vatican’s intelligence wing. It would also be farfetched to speculate on Indian intelligence requesting the help of MI5 to analyze the Rajiv-Sonia romance, at least am not aware of any such report ever being filed. All these rumours and theories have done their rounds in the intelligence quarters of Delhi, especially during 1991-1992, but then we are rushing ahead of time so we shall deal with that later. I would now present as to what intelligence agencies actually did, which was very little, and let people draw their own conclusion.
Post World War 1, Turin was a hub of political activity. Communism was at its peak in Europe and many left leaning socialist organizations were dabbling with the Marxist ideology and as a counter balance to that the fascist forces were emerging as an attractive alternative to many Catholics of Italy, and Turin was no exception. The small village of Orbassano near Turin mainly composed of orthodox Roman Catholic families and they all dreaded the arrival of communists on their shores and decided to join hands with the fascists lead by Mussolini. Paolo Maino was one of them. Indian intelligence gathering techniques are never given their due credit, but we have done some first rate jobs which have never been acknowledged and Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s background check was one of them. It was found that after the end of Second World War when many fascists were purged, Paolo Maino was protected by the church and no less than the Vatican itself intervened in his case and all papers pertaining to him were there by transferred to the Vatican! It was furthermore established that one of the more mysterious uncles of Paolo Maino worked for the super secret intelligence organization of the Vatican, the Opus Dei. Paolo was a construction contractor and had little savings; he could not entirely afford the educational and other expenses of his children. This mysterious uncle; who was working for the Opus Dei and whose name had been deleted from all the intelligence files; sponsored Antonio Albina Maino’s education in Cambridge in the 1960’s.
During her stay in Cambridge Miss Antonio took an “unusually high degree” of interest in the activities of groups concerning students of Indian Diaspora much before she met Rajiv. In fact, their first meeting took place in the presence of other Indian origin students and not in a Greek cafe as widely reported later. But throughout all of this she continued her association with the church and its activities and was in constant touch with “certain sections of the Vatican” which were previously also associated with the fascists. When Indian intelligence officials later questioned one of Miss Antonio’s close associates during her stay in the Cambridge, he described her relationship with the Vatican as akin to “umbilical cord”. All of these titbits were filed by many field officers of various intelligence agencies over a period of years but most analysts in the intelligence parlays of India termed them as “innocent” at worst and “needs evaluation” at best. Of course one can always concede that the analysts of that era lack the luxury of retrospective analysis as we do have now, there was definitely some lax attitude shown by these analysts in trying to decipher these events. Thus one day in 1968, after 3 odd years of courtship Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and Miss Antonio Maino; the daughter of former Fascist soldier, Paolo Maino; were married in Delhi. Miss Maino then became Mrs Sonia Gandhi for all intentions and purposes and the stepping stone to her destiny was covered with roses.
Scenario 2: Event 1, June 23rd 1980
The first player in the political theatre to have been eliminated and also the most important first link to the series of events that led to the present dispensation in the corridors of Delhi. Circumstantial evidence in the June 23rd 1980 Sanjay Gandhi air crash near Safdarjung airport points to foul play but let’s not get sucked into those futile arguments that have been raging ever since. Just suffice it to say that the single-member enquiry commission headed by Mr M L Jain which was formed to study the circumstances that lead to the plane crash has never submitted any report what so ever to the government in 3 decades. Now isn’t that fishy?
Anybody who is aware of the 70’s brand of politics in India would know that Sanjay was the most important political centre, around whom most of the power was concentrated and dispensed with. Many even believed that Sanjay wielded more power than Indira Gandhi herself. It thus became pertinent for most intelligence agencies concerned with India’s affairs to have a thick case file about Sanjay Gandhi and his activities. There were some widely debunked theories of the junior Gandhi leaning towards CIA and Mrs Gandhi not being in agreement with his ideas, I do not know the origin or the veracities of these hypotheses so I would not make any comment either to encourage or discourage them. The 1960’s and 70’s Delhi was a hub of international espionage (like any other capital of any other country) because most intelligence agencies (including CIA & KGB) of that era depended on HUMINT or human intelligence officers to gather intelligence rather than satellites and drones of today. Every other day there would be speculation in the media circles of a certain politician or a certain bureaucrat working in tandem with a certain foreign intelligence agency; I would be lying if I claimed that all these speculations were wrong, in fact there were quite a few surprises in the “official” list that the Indian intelligence agencies maintained, but that is a completely different subject altogether. Coming back to Sanjay Gandhi and the interest that he generated in foreign as well as Indian intelligence circles, one thing is clear, he never worked or had any relationship with any of the foreign intelligence agencies and that much I can vouch for, but the same cannot be said about his continuous indulgence and interference with the local intelligence agencies. He always used and had his men in various wings of Indian intelligence agencies. Amidst all of this originated the “Russian hypothesis”.
There is no agreement as to when the real “Russian hypothesis” came into being, some argue that just prior to emergency in 1975 the Soviets sponsored this study because they had prior intelligence that emergency would be imposed on India, while still others argue that its origin was sometime during the Morarji Desai regime. I for one tend to agree with the former because it is a known fact that Soviets were consulted by Mrs Gandhi about emergency. Another reason to support the 1975 theory is that a secret meeting of the dreaded VKR had taken place in Delhi in the summer of 1975 (VKR = Voennaya Kontra Razvedka) and it had baffled many Indian intelligence officials as to why VKR (Russian counter intelligence wing) would meet in India. After the imposition of emergency and the awareness about Mrs Gandhi’s soviet consultation, intelligence circles widely accepted the theory of VKR meeting in Delhi as a part of that Indo-Soviet collaboration on emergency until the emergence of the “Russian hypothesis” and the eventual demise of Mr. Sanjay Gandhi. KGB had strong presence in Delhi and across India in the 70’s and many left-leaning analysts openly and covertly co-operated with KGB and other Russian intelligence agencies. One such “analyst” was part of the team that had produced the “Russian hypothesis” and he later (in 1979) leaked parts of that document to Indian intelligence and that is how the jigsaw puzzle was cracked. In the hypothesis it was concluded that Mr Sanjay Gandhi was west leaning and a capitalist and would eventually side with the CIA, although there was no universal agreement about these conclusions amongst the team that had produced the “Russian hypothesis” most of them did agree to some extent of those conclusions. It was our belief that the Soviets had decided not to take any action, mainly because of the fact that it was unlikely of KGB and even more unlikely in the case of VKR to remain quiet for more than a few months after having reached a conclusion. This is when Opus Dei comes into picture. It is a well known fact that Opus Dei and parts of Russian intelligence had always collaborated on certain matters. Exactly how or when did Opus Dei come into the possession of “Russian hypothesis” is merely in the realm of speculation but what is incontrovertible is that the Vatican intelligence did have enormous influence on Josef Stavinoha, the man who was heading VKR at that time and thus KGB in active collaboration with Opus Dei decided to act on the “Russian hypothesis” sometime in March 1980. As a direct result of that, June 23rd 1980 happened as an accident.
After the sudden demise of Mr Sanjay Gandhi, there was the question of two other people, the very political wife Mrs Maneka Gandhi and son Mr Varun Gandhi which had to be dealt with by the Gandhi family. While there is no denying the fact that Mrs Indira Gandhi and her daughter in law Mrs Maneka Gandhi had a less than cordial relationship (which was more accentuated after the arrival of Rajiv’s family, as per some household sources of the family) and usually had typical “saas-bahu” war of turfs, but what is also irrefutable is the fact that Mr Varun Gandhi was Mrs Gandhi’s favourite grandson and she simply doted on him. What exactly transpired and who facilitated the events are all debates of speculation for the tabloid media, but one thing is certain, both the widowed mother and son were completely sidelined and almost ceased to exist as far as the Gandhi family is concerned after ceremoniously being thrown out of the Prime Minister’s residence.
Scenario 3: 1984, the assassination of Mrs Indira Gandhi
It was one of those events in the young life of a nation that can be termed as a defining moment in history. At the outset it was a clear case of Khalistani fundamentalists avenging operation blue-star, but there were many characters at the periphery and many events preceding it which raised many an eyebrow in the intelligence communities of the world. This was also that one colossal event that catapulted the young Mr Rajiv Gandhi, a novice in politics, to the highest seat of power in South Asia and Mrs Sonia Gandhi was now the next in the line of succession by the virtue of being his wife.
It is a historically well known fact that the Khalistan movement was nurtured by ISI and certain elements in Pakistan. Also well recorded are the initial reactions of some western countries like Canada who almost directly hobnobbed with the Sikh separatist leaders only to abandon them when the movement became increasingly violent. Tacit support of US and British intelligence agencies to the Khalistan intelligentsia was also much speculated upon those days. But what was a lesser known fact in the media and a matter of puzzling debates in the intelligence circles was the interest shown by the Vatican in the Khalistan movement. In 1980-81 Vatican had an open channel of discussions with certain groups of the so called “intellectuals” who were known sympathisers of the Sikh separatist movements. This interest and interactions continued well into the early 80’s and were explained as the “right of Vatican to have an interest in other religious organizations”. At the height of Khalistan movement just after operation Blue Star, many reliable Indian intelligence sources had given “definitive” information about Opus Dei funding parts of operations of Sikh separatists outside India!
After operation Blue Star there were many intelligence inputs about the threat to Mrs Gandhi’s life including some specific inputs about people in the core inner circle of Mrs Gandhi’s security system being vulnerable. Yet no action was taken, why? The assassination of Mrs Indira Gandhi was a massive intelligence failure to say the least and yet no major enquiry was ordered to decipher the conspiracy theory, why? Sections of KGB and other Russian intelligence agencies had given a specific timeframe regarding “action” and yet their advice went unheeded, why? Soviet sources, in informal briefings had warned about certain western intelligence agencies being in cahoots with Sikh separatists and yet those warnings were disregarded, why?
A part of the answer to those questions can be explained as plain incompetence as usual. May be one can also argue that we now have the power of hindsight which we lacked then. But definitely there is a part of the answer to that question which is more complex and only takes my theory forward to its logical conclusion. It is not as if we did nothing, security experts and Intelligence aficionados gave at least 2 formal specific presentations to Mrs Gandhi on 2 different occasions about the need to re-haul the entire security apparatus around her. But on both these occasions apart from Mrs Gandhi’s nonchalance we met with the biggest resistance from one particular member of her core team. He was a very powerful member of what was then known to the media as “kitchen cabinet” and had also been described as a “power broker of the highest degree” by many media houses and visiting dignitaries. There was no reason to suspect any mal-intentions in him, as he was also known to be very close to Mr Rajiv Gandhi (unlike some members of the “kitchen cabinet” who had a turf war with the junior Gandhi). Post assassination there was a bit of a stir in the media about the same gentleman followed by hush-hush events. We in the intelligence were also surprised to know about his strong linkages with certain Western intelligence agencies. Nothing really happened after that for quite some time and Mr Rajiv Gandhi only restored the same gentleman back in his team with full honours and the whole episode was laid to rest. But the biggest revelation to the intelligence wings came a little later (and was not accorded much importance at that time). Unlike media perceptions that the said gentleman belonged to the Rajiv Gandhi coterie and to the “kitchen cabinet”, he actually owed both his positions and his re-instatement into the inner circles of power after the assassination of Mrs Gandhi to a certain Mrs Sonia Gandhi!
Scenario 4: 1991, the assassination of Mr Rajiv Gandhi
When Mr Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur on 21st May 1991, it did come as a shock to the intelligence community in India but it would be false to suggest that we had absolutely no clue about it. Tamil Tigers animosity towards Mr Rajiv Gandhi was by no means a universally accepted fact in the intelligence circles and yet there were “elements” in the establishment who had assessed the risk factors from time to time. Many analysts had pointed out way back in 1985 (when Rajiv first tried to establish channels to tigers) the unpredictable nature of the leadership of LTTE and their perceived closeness to “certain” European and Western intelligence agencies. Mr Rajiv Gandhi was more influenced by a section of foreign policy analysts and he paid little heed to whatever little reservations the Indian intelligence agencies had vis-à-vis Tamil Tigers. I must confess that intelligence community in India did not really cover themselves in glory in this whole episode, because it might come as a surprise to most readers to know that we had threat perception for Mr Rajiv Gandhi from many other quarters like Sikh separatists, Islamic (Pakistani funded) militant groups, Chinese sponsored mercenaries and even rogue KGB agents, but had very few inputs and analysis about Tamil Tigers! That was a grave error to say the least. Due to myriad intelligence inputs and even more complex analysis the enquiry following the assassination was mired in many ideas and was muddled in too many complexities.
The Rajiv Gandhi era was defined by two major geo-political changes in India and South Asia;
· Pakistan’s involvement with separatist groups in Kashmir and the birth of Islamic terrorism in the valley
India’s direct mediation in Sri Lanka vis-à-vis Tamil issue
Both these geo-political affairs in South Asia had linkages to Western intelligence agencies at some point or other. It is a well known fact that CIA did help Kashmiri terror outfits in the initial years ostensibly to decrease Soviet influence in the region and also because US intelligence establishments were day dreaming about controlling all forms of Islamic extremist organisations from Afghanistan and Central Asia to the Middle-East and Western Africa. The results of those ill-fated forays have been disastrous as we have seen today, but that is a different story for some other time. Lesser known fact is the support to LTTE by many European intelligence agencies including MI5 & NIS (Norwegian Intelligence Service). Thus, although Mr Rajiv Gandhi considered Mr Vellupali Prabhakaran as a personal friend, the LTTE leader was more under the influence of many other intelligence organisations than India which should have been his natural ally. If the Western intelligence agencies wanted to eliminate Mr Rajiv Gandhi (for whatever myriad reasons) they had 2 very plausible ways to achieve their hit; Islamic Terror outfits in Kashmir and LTTE; apart from many other difficult options. LTTE having assassinated Mr Rajiv Gandhi unilaterally can be ruled out for all practical purposes as it was too much under the influence and control of many agencies and also it would have needed a thorough assurance that its own organization would not be eliminated following the assassination. Mr Prabhakaran, whatever else he was, was a practical man with very sensible ideas to survive for a long term struggle for Tamil Elam. He would have realized at the very outset that eliminating Mr Rajiv Gandhi could become an existential threat to LTTE itself. He had the precedence of the Khalistan movement being crushed following Mrs Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the might of IPKF, which had almost managed to destroy about 80% of LTTE.
Mr Prabhakaran apart from being Tamil was also a catholic and there is a theory that the Vatican had helped LTTE in the initial phases to establish a “catholic” land in the Northern parts of Sri Lanka independent of the “Buddhist” Sinhalese regime. I have many intelligence inputs to confirm these linkages between the Vatican and the LTTE. Norway which had always played a role in the Sri Lankan peace process had a commanding influence over LTTE, especially over the northern faction of LTTE comprising Prabhakaran and co. Norwegian intelligence or NIS had not only given financial assistance but also had provided military training and logistical support to many northern LTTE command groups. I must state here that the western part of LTTE led by Karuna and co was less under the influence of these organisations and was more open to collaboration with India. There was also an unconfirmed report that Karuna was against the whole plot to assassinate Mr Rajiv Gandhi and had even tried in vain to contact Indian intelligence agencies about the impending attack. NIS and other Scandinavian intelligence agencies in the 80’s and early 90’s were also heavily under the influence of Opus Dei and other intelligence establishments of the Vatican. There were many reasons for this, primary being the fact Norway’s borders with Soviet Russia and the Opus Dei’s final plans to liberate the orthodox Russian church from the communists. Finally, we have very strong intelligence inputs about NIS having given the final order of a “hit” on Mr Rajiv Gandhi and also the requisite assurance of “no-attack” from India on LTTE in any eventuality. Thus Prabhakaran decided to assassinate Mr Rajiv Gandhi despite internal opposition and many apprehensions. What is even more curious was the timing of attack (which was also a pre-condition by the Norwegian controllers of LTTE as per many intercepts of Russian intelligence revealed to India much later). It was as if someone wanted to influence the ensuing general elections in India by assassinating a tall leader (they had the precedent of 1985 elections following Mrs Gandhi’s killing). But, they only partly succeeded in that as congress could not get a majority on its own which was partially due to the fact that a part of those elections were held before the event and partially due to the changed political scenario of India in the beginning of the 90’s.
After the assassination many intelligence teams were working on many number of theories and officially SIT (special investigation team) was formed to fast track the whole process and at least theoretically all these intelligence teams were supposed to be working under the aegis of the SIT. We were a group of 5 analysts working on the conspiracy angle (there were other groups of people also working on many conspiracy theories) leading up to the assassination. This is when we first stumbled upon the theory of the Vatican’s interest in India’s 1st family (the Gandhi family), which was earlier researched by a team previously working on the killing of senior Mrs Gandhi. Layer by layer we were gathering all the previous inputs and seemingly farfetched hypothesises put forward by many people in the past. Most of the inputs that I have talked about till now throughout this paper (part 1) were discovered and analysed during those 6 months when we worked together in that team. Mr P. V. Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister of India then and he had made it a point to get all the reports on the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case delivered to him directly (with no intermediaries) at regular intervals. I remember it correctly, when we had sent our detailed analysis report with all the relevant intelligence inputs to the PMO on a Thursday afternoon. The report contained all the various theories that we had suggested but we had not reached any conclusions.
The first time it’s a chance, the second time it’s a coincidence and the third time it’s a pattern. I guess it was just a matter of time before we would reach the conclusion that the sole beneficiary of all these scenarios and events was the one and only Mrs Sonia Gandhi, the widow of Mr Rajiv Gandhi. How 3 events (assassination & “unnatural” deaths of the three Gandhis) and the 4 scenarios involving 5 people who were either eliminated or completely sidelined leading to the final destiny of Mrs Sonia Gandhi is really a fascinating story. On Monday morning our team was dismantled, we were asked to work on another theory of CIA’s involvement with the LTTE and about understanding the financial structuring of the Tamil Tigers and we were told in no uncertain terms to abandon our “farfetched” theories and to work on more “realistic” aspects that would provide more tangible results.
After that we never mentioned about “the Rajiv brief” or about what had happened in those 6 months. But I have been keeping track of events since then. One important loophole about the theory as explained till now would be the reluctance of Mrs Sonia Gandhi to accept the position of power after the 1991 elections. I would like to deal with the post Rajiv era in part 2 when I will hopefully explain all of those issues. I have formulated my own set of theories and have reached my own conclusions, but they will be elaborated upon in the next 2 parts of this treatise.
… To be continued.
nishkamyaJuly 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM
So when are you going to continue this?
DPtoshniwal1July 30, 2011 at 2:18 AM
Dear fellow citizens,visit it, see logically what is truth,& why media is not keeping us in light regarding all these events.
tnjjp77August 1, 2011 at 2:51 AM
as a member of the CBI/SIT which investigated RG case i am still wondering what is the actual truth and who was behind the assassination.i had a strong suspicion during the course of investigation that it was a tailored to suit some vested interests.i am eagerly awaiting the remaining parts.
DPtoshniwal1August 1, 2011 at 3:26 AM
kind atten: tnijp77; kindly let the people know the truth.
nishkamyaAugust 1, 2011 at 6:29 PM
Why has this gentleman not written more – worrisome
tnjjp77August 12, 2011 at 3:31 AM
search for chadraswamy and rajiv assassination,and search for KP kumaran padmanathan of ltte ,you will know what went wrong.during the investigation only the small prays were caught and big shots like vaiko,subbulakshmi jagadeesan son of maragathm chandrasekar were let off.all the leads which would led to important break through were not pursued.The master killar sivarasan was allowed to commit suicide deliberately. wp16642/1999 madras high court will throw more light.
DruvAugust 17, 2011 at 7:58 PM
Nice Article, keep up the good work. Cant wait for your next article
chintaaAugust 17, 2011 at 11:37 PM
Are you alive ?
A Soul In ExileAugust 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM
I am 100% sure he has been murdered.
VenkyAugust 18, 2011 at 9:09 PM
Those interested in knowing more about Antonio Maino (aka Sonia Gandi) should also see http://janataparty.org/sonia.html
ram111111August 23, 2011 at 1:55 AM
Author of this nice article would have gone to the place where madhava rao scindia, rajesh pilot and jijendra prasad senior leaders who opposed the queen ace were shown the door to this place. Did any one see the photograph of rajesh pilot car accident in delhi-jaipur road
All the sons of above noble souls of senior congress leaders who were close friends of rajiv gandhi have now been rewarded with ministrial post to wash the sins of catholic lady as ordered by confession box.Same way priyanka gandhis husband robert vodura who disowned his parents and brothers/sister and filed case in delhi court had to see finally that his father was dead in a hotel under mysterious circumstances, Brother fernando vadura committed sucide and his sister michelle
vadura died in car accident at delhi-jaipur road.only vaduras mother an irish or italian lady is living in europe out of fear after seeing every members of her family is packed off. so imagine the power of vatigan.
rodentAugust 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM
Sir, where are the other parts?
rajeevAugust 31, 2011 at 4:22 PM
If you are alive, please post remaining part.
Piyush KulshreshthaAugust 31, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Its been 2 years. Now either the author is dead, or the author has decided to remain silent. What is unfortunate is that his other partner has never bothered to write anything. What is also unfortunate is that nobody in RAW has a similar RAW nerve.
I just wish that the Author had posted the entire story in One Single Shot.
I am sure he knew the sensitivity of saying what he’s said. And the profession he was in, I am sure he knew that his life was under threat. In that situation, it was only logical that whatever he wanted to say was posted in one shot.
Anyway, we’ll never know this truth. Already I see that security establishment is getting filled with Christians at the top.
Air Force has NAK Browne as its chief and Navy also got a Christian Vice Chief just recently.
rodentSeptember 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM
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rodentSeptember 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM
hmmm! so much for religion, all religious motives are filled with bullshit whether it be christian, muslim, hindu or whichever.
Religion is the most powerful control in the hands of the powerful, the control the hands of the weak.
Anyways, I agree with the comment above this. And if this bugger was really a Ex Intel Agent, he would have been intelligent enough to know the consequences of this publication and so would also know that if he had one shot, he might as well spill it all out in one go. It is confusing. May be he just got senile and didn’t really have the foresight to envisage the dangers that might have already played out during his attempt to post the rest, hence the incomplete post.
Col NR KurupSeptember 1, 2011 at 4:05 AM
We should read this along with Dr.Swamy’s views on Ms Sonia Gandhi and entire episode. In fact he answer as to how Ms Sonia Gandhi could not become PM.
vipinSeptember 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM
This theory makes a lot of sense and if its true then GOD help our nation.Its like entire political history of our nation was/is manipulated by aforesaid intelligence agency.If you think about it Mrs.G got into prominence immediately after Mr.PVR was NoT PM of india.
vipinSeptember 1, 2011 at 10:31 AM
I hope the author is alive….
Vijay DharSeptember 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM
We have suspected it for long time, how the key players were being eliminated and cannot be sheer coincidence.
This article only vindicate our stand of the dubious role holding on to Black money in swiss bank.
In olden times they were called as Poison girls(vish Kanya)
jainrishabhSeptember 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM
I bet the author is alive. Check he removed the comment by rodent and the blogspot now says “This post has been removed by the author.” So now i detect some foul play…..
nishkamyaSeptember 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM
^^^ There could be other people controlling this
pradeepSeptember 12, 2011 at 2:22 AM
The first comment on the post is on 29th july 2011.
But the write-up was posted 2 years back.
Smells more fishy.
It is strange that no one commented(or noticed) this article in 2 years ????
DPtoshniwal1September 12, 2011 at 9:50 PM
gumnam hai koi;
Rocky SaggooSeptember 16, 2011 at 1:24 AM
Sonia has got him kidnapped.
mickeyDecember 17, 2011 at 2:16 PM
yes the author is alive and if you people read it carefully he was an employee in 80’s 90’s, if mentioned correct by him doesn’t make him old enough, in a country where retirement age for spooks is 60 yrs he just choose to live with family somewhere far. Now for great ‘honest’ nature of cops and bureaucrats, Indians are known all over the world. I live outside India too and trust me I am sick of telling locals that India is not like that. NIS was active but we (Indians)could not afford to offend Norway because they supported us in Kashmir issue during the early 60’s as they were UN security council member, and then of course, Vatican had vested interest in India. Indians have ‘human resource’ meaning our mind, which is valued by the world, yet we cant scratch our own balls. We send fwd mails to friends, that India this and that, yet when it comes an important issue our 1.17 billion people pee their pants. Lot of you like to read and watch movies, would like to think the author is dead, but remember his entire service he has not talked about work, and could not have for 15 yrs after leaving (these are terms of service) then also he had the balls to tell us after so long, keeping in mind of his obligation to the country. And i see some convinced skeptics here who like to think he is dead and why first comment 2 yrs late??…..my dear readers remember we know about this after the email was circulated..can any one ansr me who had this mail 2 yrs ago??
One thing ‘hats off’ to the writer who has tried to tell 750 million Indians under the age of 40 to wake the fuck up.
“Its never what it looks like, and way bigger than what it seems”
KBFebruary 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Good one Mickey. Instead of appreciating his efforts, many went to wrong questions.
Please wake the F up India.
DPtoshniwal1December 17, 2011 at 10:42 PM
oh ,though too late, yet someone has come forward to say that the author is alive,great, hope other visitors of this blog will take a note of it, move ahead with the facts mentioned their in the blog.
mickeyDecember 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM
Mr. DP….its never too late, but you know our people would be like ” arre jaane do yaar panga pad jayega”. would like to sit with you one day and talk. other readers read it but no one wants to say anything
mzsadeDecember 22, 2011 at 10:26 PM
You should take up writing pot-boilers and those two dime novels, clearly you have the talent for it.
mickeyDecember 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM
noted, thanks for observing my talent Einstein
ChakruJanuary 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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ChakruJanuary 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM
I think its about time the author should post the other two parts!! Whoever you are please do not be afraid as the people of this country need to know the truth.
Kunal DharamsiNovember 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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Kunal DharamsiNovember 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM
I tested this above.
If you delete your own comment it will appear as “This comment has been removed by the author.”
So the blogger has been inactive since a long time and he hasn’t removed any comments whatsoever.
Why is the blog date TUESDAY, MAY 29, ‘2012’ ?
Taking this site down would have been a more sensible choice than killing the author. I think he’s alive. God bless you sir.
I hope we see the next 2 parts.
सौरभ भारती (Shaurabh Bharti)November 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM
at least we totally believe in that Sonia was plugged into Rajiv’s life and planted into India’s political scenario.
Anil GuptaDecember 24, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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SudhirMarch 8, 2013 at 3:16 AM
As thrilling as this sounds, talks about the perilous position the country is holding on to.
Mr Author: Could you please do a service by continuing the rest of the posts in one shot and let the rest of us know more about our country?
Thanks for your effort!
JunkieFunkieMarch 25, 2013 at 1:29 AM
good one. Waiting for the remaining ones..
Vasanth RajApril 17, 2013 at 4:12 AM
But Vellupillai Prabhakaran was a hindu, not a Christian as the author claims, anyone who is interested in Rajiv’s assaniation should read about the killing of Swedish Prime minister Olaf Palme.
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POSTED BY EX INDIAN INTELLIGENCE AT 8:33 AM
Forbes’ ‘arty’ tribute
Forbes magazine’s latest power list of women, which ranks UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi as the sixth most powerful woman, has slipped up on her educational qualifications.
According to Forbes, Sonia holds a degree in oil painting conservation and is an “avid scholar of the arts.” However, her official résumé on the Lok Sabha website does not back this claim.
While the Congress has maintained a studied silence on Sonia’s ailment, the magazine has said she was operated for cancer last year. “Last year, the 65-year-old widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the one-time heir to the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, successfully underwent cancer surgery.”
The magazine has described Sonia as the longest serving chief in the Congress Party history, who blamed reverses in a spate of key Assembly elections this year on weak candidates and State party organisations.
“She was back in fighting spirit last month when she publicly reprimanded a fellow parliamentarian during session who had criticised her party’s handling of this summer’s rioting in Assam. Lauded for overseeing heavy economic growth, she is also criticised for tolerating political corruption and failing to forge connections with India’s fastest-growing demographic -younger voters. Gandhi is an avid scholar of the arts, and holds a degree in oil painting conservation,” says Forbes on Sonia.
Sonia’s educational qualification was a subject of much controversy up to 2005 because her affidavits to the Election Commission and in Lok Sabha stated she had a Certificate in English from Cambridge University. After Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy complained to Lok Sabha Speaker in 2005 about her educational qualifications, Sonia wrote to the Speaker about typing mistakes in the affidavit. Her latest résumé has no mention of her education at the Cambridge University.
According to the present résumé on the Lok Sabha website, Sonia completed certificate in English from Lennox Cook School in Cambridge town in 1965.
Edited by Caroline Howard 8.22.12
100 women who rule the world
At a Glance
President, Indian National Congress, India
Residence: New Delhi, India
Country of Citizenship: India
Marital Status: Widowed
Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving chief in the Indian National Congress Party history, has had to defend herself and the party after a spate of key assembly elections this year, blaming the drubbing on weak candidates and state party organizations. Last year the 65-year old widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the one-time heir to the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, successfully underwent cancer surgery. She was back in fighting spirit last month when she publicly reprimanded a fellow parliamentarian during session who had criticized her party’s handling of this summer’s rioting in Assam. Lauded for overseeing heavy economic growth, she is also criticized for tolerating political corruption and failing to forge connections with India’s fastest-growing demographic–younger voters. Gandhi is an avid scholar of the arts, and holds a degree in oil painting conservation.
Modi links FDI decision with Sonia’s US visit
by Sanjay Singh 54 mins ago Sept. 28, 2012
Narendra Modi has given a whole new dimension to the FDI in retail and Coalgate controversies, by suggesting a possible link between them and Sonia Gandhi‘s last visit to the United States. He also lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to explain why he has chosen to implement ‘American policies’ right before the US Presidential polls. He was speaking at the BJP National Conclave in Surajkund, Haryana.
Modi tried to touch all the raw nerves laid bare by the Congress. He started with taking potshots at Manmohan Singh‘s performance. He asked why Manmohan Singh chose to become ‘Singham only twice’ in his eight-and-half-year tenure as the PM for issues concerning foreign powers – the nuclear deal in UPA-I and FDI in UPA-II. He added that he was shocked at how adamant Singh was about pursuing FDI in retail, that he was willing to risk giving up the government for it. That, according to Modi, is a sign of ‘foreign pressure’.
The politician in Modi readily recognised what would go down best with his supporters, and he didn’t disappoint them. To thunderous applause he went on with his UPA bashing. “The country wants to know why he gets active only when there are elections in the US,” he said.
He then followed the PM-bashing up with suggestions that it was not just Singh, but Sonia Gandhi herself, who was busy cosying up to the US. “The decision to allow FDI in retail was taken they very day after Sonia returned to India from the US. This raises several questions,” he said, possibly choosing to overlook the fact that the Congress general secretary and head of media, Janardan Dwivedi, had already issued a statement saying Sonia Gandhi would be going abroad for medical check-up.
The Sonia-bashing did not stop at the FDI issue only. She was dragged into the Coalgate controversy too. “What does the Congress have to say about the pictures of Sonia ji published with coal scam accused Jayaswal and Ahmed Patel in the background?” he demanded.
He cited a news report that appeared in some paper which said that the PM had conveyed to Sonia Gandhi that Ahmed Patel (Sonia’s political secretary) had recommended a few coal block allocations. Though the PMO had issued a denial about the story, Modi rubbished it and stuck to the report’s claims.
He also found serious conspiracies behind the LPG cap set by the government. He said that the government has allowed huge subsidies on beef exports because the country wants to become the biggest exporter in the sector. However, on something as basic as LPG, the UPA was unwilling to relent, alleged Modi.
Interestingly, Modi chose to speak out only at a public rally organised at the conclusion of the three-day National Executive and Council meeting. He chose not to speak at the bigger council meets on the preceding days, where most party leaders are expected to make their statements.
Modi had made a brief appearnce on Wednesday before National Executive, which is way smaller in scale. But he chose to limit himself to talks about how the Centre has sidestepped the Gujarat model to impose rationing on LPG cylinders and how the CBI was being misused by the Centre to tame allies and prosecute political rivals.
Modi’s rhetorical hard hitting speech had its desired impact. It enthused party workers. After all, it came from their own “Hriday Samrat” who they wanted to hear all along.
See the picture of her looking like a cute ‘hindu’ widow in white saree! Her real swaroopam is this!
BJP questions Congress chief’s travel expenses, starts ‘personal’ attack – TOI
TNN Oct 3, 2012, 03.31AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Gujarat election again appeared to be shaping into a Sonia Gandhi vs. Narendra Modi battle, with BJP repeating that Congress chief’s expenses on travel and treatment be made public. Sonia is to launch Congress’s poll campaign in Rajkot on Wednesday.
Rebuffing Congress’s indignation over Modi’s claim that UPA spent Rs 1,800 crore on Sonia’s travel, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, “We condemn the Congress’s approach in diverting and adding issues which have not been raised by Gujarat CM. He has very clearly quoted media sources and raised a question. If you are genuinely interested in answering the question, you would say what was the amount spent.”
The Robert Vadra mystery: Forget property, how did he acquire Priyanka?
by Lakshmi Chaudhry Oct 9, 2012
Each time Robert Vadra steps into the spotlight, the average mango folks can’t help but wonder, “Really? She married him?” Of all the men at all the Delhi A-list parties, Priyanka Gandhi picked this guy?
“Vadra’s sweet-heart deal with DLF raises many questions but what makes no sense whatsoever is how a petty brass trader from Moradabad, who looks more like Priyanka’s chauffer than her significant other, could patao a Nehru-Gandhi scion and marry into India’s most powerful political family. We demand that Vadra come clean on this,” thunders a fake Arvind Kejriwal in an Unreal Times spoof of the unfolding drama.
The bigger mystery, as the humour mag cheekily points out, is not how Vadra got rich, but how he got hitched. As a friend wryly observes, “It’s like she married Ajay Devgn.” And that’s a bit unfair to Devgn.
“Businessman Robert Vadhera is unlikely to figure anywhere among the country’s 1,000 most eligible bachelors. Priyanka Gandhi‘s 28-year-old beau is short, fair, rather stocky and only moderately well-to-do,” begins a 1997 Outlook profile of Vadra the fiancé. The article went on to damn him with faint praise, describing him variously as “unremarkable man”; “an average student and not an outstanding sportsman”; and, most amusingly, as “a bit of a Puppy,” and not of the canine kind. According to Outlook, Robert’s own friends in Moradabad were in shock: “We haven’t stopped wondering what Priyanka could possibly see in the boy. There is nothing exceptional about him or the family.” Ouch!We will never solve the mystery behind the miracle that is Robert Vadra. But his saving virtue for the Gandhi family is clear: He makes his brother-in-law look like Albert Einstein. Reuters
In other words, he was all crass, no class, and unlike his predecessors, not even easy on the eye.
Now, the Gandhis have typically married down: Feroze was a no-name backbencher, Maneka a beauty pageant type, and Sonia will perennially remain “that Italian waitress” to her detractors. So a petty trader from Moradabad isn’t exactly unprecedented. What makes Robert exceptional is that he is astoundingly, indisputably dumb. While neither the Gandhis nor their spouses have been towering intellectuals, none of them have come remotely close to matching Vadra’s lack of intelligence.
The now infamous Facebook update — “Mango people in banana republic” — was not just crassly elitist but just plain stupid. It requires the complete absence of common sense. The presence of even one gray cell may have given our Robert some pause. Just maybe I shouldn’t sneer at ordinary people in the midst of an unfolding corruption scandal targeting my disproportionate wealth. Just maybe it spells political suicide for my illustrious in-laws. Just maybe the media is tracking my Facebook account since my last update made headline news.
Damaadji entertained no such eminently sensible doubts, not even when deleting his FB account in a huff: “Obviously, it seems I have people on my Facebook account who do not have a sense of humour. Everything I write becomes news and further debates on television?? I have decided to delete my account.”
Obviously, Robert isn’t very good at comprehending the obvious.
“Nothing I say is premeditated,” said Robert in a TOI interview earlier this year, or — as it turns out — remotely intelligent. Tooting his own horn, he declared, “I am very determined, be it business or my fitness. I’ve lost 20 kg in five years. And in this much time, if I’d wanted to, I could have become a big celebrity. It’s been a fight to stay normal.”
“I gave up my life for Priyanka, fighting every day to not be a celebrity,” he insists again toward the end of the interview — just in case we don’t quite grasp the full measure of his sacrifice. Poor Robert, condemned to fight a lifelong battle against fame, valiantly staving off even the slightest hint of imminent success for the sake of his wife.
A battle he has clearly lost. Despite his best efforts to remain an unknown loser, his many ventures have been vastly and inexplicably profitable. Crores of rupees have wilfully slithered onto their balance sheets and into his pockets without a single sound business reason. As Minteditor R Sukumar notes:
To call the story of the growth of Vadra’s business empire… rags to riches would be stretching things a bit simply because there were no rags at its beginning. If anything, The Hindu’s description makes the business model of Vadra’s companies sound like a perpetual motion machine, with assets swelling despite no increase in business activity.
Then again, Robert’s ability to acquire precious commodities has always relied on the miraculous, as Unreal Times points out: “Certainly, Vadra’s acquisition of Priyanka was disproportionate to all his known sources of talent and Vadra needs to give a full account of his courtship to the public.”
We will never solve the mystery behind the miracle that is Robert Vadra. But his saving virtue for the Gandhi family is clear: He makes his brother-in-law look like Albert Einstein.
“Certainly, Vadra’s acquisition of Priyanka was disproportionate to all
his known sources of talent and Vadra needs to give a full account of
his courtship to the public.”
“We will never solve the mystery behind the miracle that is Robert Vadra. But his saving virtue for the Gandhi family is clear: He makes his brother-in-law look like Albert Einstein.”
I still can’t believe FirstPost got this Published
Laksmi Chaudhary, you should be given the Booker Prize>>>just for this article 😀
As I had predicted, Kejriwal opened the flood gates waiting to be taken out>>>>.Now no one is rich and mighty enought>>>to not be questioned
ahhhhhhh…………..Journalism pieces like this>>makes one happy and content
Not all is lost in The Great Indian Democracy
Junagadh/Jesar (Guj) : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night offered to tender a public apology if his allegation that Rs 1,880 crore was spent from state exchequer for Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s foreign trips is found to be false, hours after he made the claim.
“I had said this thing based on the report of a newspaper. If my information is wrong, today I say that I will publicly accept this mistake”, Modi said addressing a rally in Junagadh.
Earlier in the day, Modi, addressing a rally at Jesar, targeted the Congress President by claiming that Rs 1880 crore has been spent from the public exchequer for her foreign trips.
Speaking at Jesar, Modi said “to those Congress friends, who are accusing our government of uncontrolled expenditure, I want to ask: is it not true that on the foreign travels of the President of the Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, in the past three years, Rs 1,880 crore has been spent from the public exchequer”.
“This clearly means that more than the total yearly budget of Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Rajkot Municipal Corporation combined has been spent only on the foreign trips of Sonia Gandhi and on her luxury hotel stays,” he added.
“I want to ask the Delhi Sultanate what is the compulsion that they have to allow this uncontrolled spending of poor people of the country,” Modi told the rally as part of his month-long pre-Assembly election tour of the state.
Sonia Gandhi will be launching Congress’ campaign for the state elections on Wednesday by addressing a rally of farmers in Rajkot. This will be her first visit to the poll-bound state.
Rs 1,880 cr of tax money spent on Sonia’s travel!
As this year’s Assembly election draws closer, Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been relentless in cornering the Congress and disallowing the party and its leaders a chance to set the agenda or terms of the poll discourse. Instead, he continues to set the agenda, bluntly raising issues that can only put the Congress on the backfoot. No less important is the fact that these issues find an instant resonance among the masses, especially among young voters.
Two days before Congress president Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to visit Gujarat and expected to set the tone and tenor of the Congress’s election campaign (in 2007 she did that with her infamous and slanderous description of the Chief Minister as “maut ka saudagar”), Modi lashed out at the Congress and its political boss while addressing a youth rally in Jesar on Monday. Referring to a newspaper report Modi said Rs 1,880 cr had been spent from the public exchequer on Sonia Gandhi’s foreign trips.
“To those Congress friends, who are accusing our Government of uncontrolled expenditure, I want to ask: Is it not true that on the foreign travels of the president of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, in the past three years, Rs 1,880 crore has been spent from the public exchequer?” he asked. “This clearly means that more than the total yearly budget of Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Rajkot Municipal Corporations combined has been spent only on the foreign trips of Sonia Gandhi and on her luxury hotel stays,” he added.
“With whose permission have you taken Rs 1,880 crores from the nation’s treasury for Soniaji’s personal tours of America?” Modi tauntingly asked the Prime Minister. Last week, speaking at a rally in Faridabad, Modi had taunted the Prime Minister by pointing out that in eight years he has played Singham only twice — on both occasions during an election year in the US; and, to push issues that benefit America and Americans.
Modi said he was quoting from a response given by the Government to an RTI application of a youth of Hisar in Haryana. “This is the basis of my claim… So far the report has not been denied either by the Government or Sonia Gandhi.”
Sonia Gandhi will be launching the Congress’s campaign for the Assembly election on Wednesday by addressing a rally of farmers in Rajkot.
“I want to ask the Delhi Sultanate what is the compulsion to allow this uncontrolled spending of money meant for the poor people of the country,” Modi said, adding, “Sonia Gandhi is getting all facilities like special flights, which are available only to the President and Prime Minister, from public funds though she is just an MP.”
“Has the Central Government by protocol given special status of ‘head of state’ to Sonia Gandhi?” he asked, “Wasn’t this money spent from the state exchequer? From the money spent there, we can produce electricity for the whole of Gujarat.”
Modi also urged farmers to ask Sonia Gandhi to give an explanation on why no drought relief package has been cleared for Gujarat’s Saurashtra region. “We had submitted a memorandum to the Central Government asking for an assistance of Rs 15,000 crore for scarcity relief,” Modi said, asking farmers to raise the issue with Sonia Gandhi.
The state unit of the Congress has selected Rajkot as the venue of the rally to be addressed by Sonia Gandhi as the area is worst affected due to this year’s poor rains and more than 15 farmers have committed suicide due to crop failure.