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A One-Party Scenario

A One-Party Scenario Romesh Thapar THE other day, a much experienced politician, now somewhat aloof from the current Opposition power games, launched a broadside on lawyer Lekhi for offering his services to the assassin Satwant Singh. Apart from the fact that the lawyers' profession is in a sense, older than the oldest, our politician, taking his cue from Rajiv Gandhi, accused Lekhi of being involved also in the Godse trial. He had swallowed the big lie, hook, line and sinker. If he had not been cautioned about accuracy, he would probably have proceeded to support Rajiv Gandhi's second big lie that the BJP was involved in the assassination of Indira Gandhi! This true story is an example of what is happening throughout this land as our courageous defenders of the sky, the IAF, carry our newly-elected Prime Minister from constituency to constituency with his bagful of blatant lies, half-truths, conscious concoctions, and those stupid promises to solve all the problems of India. All this ballyhoo is being projected in screaming headlines in the press every day. As for Doordarshan and Akashvani, they too have a field day, but they are worried about the lies getting them into trouble. Our editors, meanwhile, are beginning to show embarrassment in their never-read editorials, but the headlines (which they prefer not to note) are allowed to do the damage intended.

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