Something Indians should wake up to this and rise against a government that swindles people’s hard-earned money. This shameful event should not take away the importance of the other atrocities & acts of corruptions happening in India. I just want to give below the letter sent to the Prime Minister of India by the Professionals Party of India. I want to see what kind of action will be taken against the Sports Minister and the others involved.
Dear Prime Minister,
As per news reports, the extraordinary bungling and corruption in your government�s organizing of the Commonwealth Games has brought us nothing but shame and humiliation, after having squandered away our nation�s hard earned Rs 70,000 crores.
What is more, there is serious concern about the widespread impression your government may have given, that your government�s ineptness represents the capabilities and competence of the people of India to manage a large project.
Nothing could be further from the truth, and believe me, we will do everything in our power to correct this impression, because this false impression about our great nation will hurt us and our next generation too.
Let it be clearly understood that the systematic mismanagement of the prestigious games represents the dismal capability of the politicians in your government who you put in charge, and it does not at all reflect the capabilities of the people of India.
India comprises people of very high caliber and competence. India comprises of world renowned engineers, administrators and planners. A large section of highly qualified Indians undertake projects of mammoth magnitudes in India and all over the world and are widely applauded for their successful completion, often ahead of schedule and within budgets. Indians are at the forefront of global capabilities in every sphere of industry and project management.
It is clearly a severely flawed electoral system that allows characterless criminals, crooks and incompetents to get elected and then form a government of them to systematically splurge and squander national wealth without any accountability.
So what is the solution now? The solution lies with you as the head of the government.
You are widely considered a man of integrity. To live up to that image, you must now publicly resolve and take severe action against all acts of corruption and bring back to the national exchequer every rupee of the Rs 70,000 crores that has been stolen away through corruption or mismanagement. Thereafter, apply all the pressure your office can bring to bear on electoral reforms so that (i) criminals cannot contest elections, (ii) any kind of bribing of voters instantly disqualifies the candidate concerned, and (iii) the option of �None of the above� as per Rule 49(O) is prominently provided on the ballot during the next elections.
In conclusion may we reiterate, the scale of reported looting in organizing the Games virtually amounts to treason against the state. This is something you may like to address to clear your government�s name in the long term.
Professionals Party of India
September 27, 2010
The Professionals Party of India (PPI) is a rapidly growing innovative movement of the Indian middle class and professionals like you to bring honest and progressive governance in our country.