Presidential polls: Mud-muck & boomerang


ShekhawatDiscussed in my previous post Presidential polls: Drama continues, the sling fling by eminent journalist & ex Disinvestment minister Mr.Arun Shourie on UPA president candidate Pratibha Patil.

It turns out to be that this is another failed campaign orchestrated by Mr. L.K.Advani after his India Shining campaign.

At the behest of Mr. L.K.Advani, Shourie had been publishing a sequence of articles on Ms.Pratibha Patil, alleging UPA + Left combine has proposed a tainted candidate for the post of President.

Now the Advani-Shourie camp is under fire, and is undergoing ire from other senior members of the party including Mr.Venkaiah Naidu, Mr.Arun Jaitely and Mr.Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

While UPA lawyers have collected enough document in support of their candidate to prove that Patil was neither a perpetrator nor a conspirator in the charges alleged by Shourie in his articles.

Now it is UPA’s turn to give it back:

Shekawat is alleged to be suspended in 1947, while working as a Station House Office of Nechua police station for taking bribes.

Other charges include helping son-in law to gain undue compensation for a land not owned by him while Shekawat was then chief minister of Rajasthan.

Shekawat is also being charged of using  Vice-President’s office for election campaigning.

Latest of them comes from Abhishek Singhvi , who has accused Shekawat of being on British payrolls in 1942, while India was swayed away by Mahatma Gandhiji’s passionate call of  Quit India Movement.

Now, it is up for Shekawat, BJP , NDA to come clean.

Did I hear… Party with a(NO) difference?