Why aren’t we talking about Ketan Desai?April 29th, 2010
We all know that Ketan Desai, President of Medical Council of India, has indeed been arrested for corruption. What most of us don’t really know is the amount of recovery made by authorities so far from him. Hold your breath folks. The amount recovered from him is Rs 1800 crore in cash and 1500 kgs of gold. HOLY CRAP!!!! 1800 CRORES and 1500 KGS OF GOLD!!! You can imagine the scale of corruption perpetrated by Ketan Desai. While all our news channels got besotted with Lalit Modi for allegedly having accepted 80 million dollars ie roughly Rs 350 crores but it pales in comparison to what this guy has made, and still no one feels like talking about it!!. They also say in hushed tones that recoveries from him could go upto Rs 2500 crores. It is also alleged that Ketan Desai demanded Rs 15 crore for every medical college that he sanctioned.
If that be the case why the hell aren’t the news channels talking about this? Why aren’t the newspapers flashing this on their front pages? Have they been told to keep their mouths shut because there are very influential people involved in this? I very seriously have my doubts about our media on this one. It is so very easy for each one of them to run down Modi but why do they lack the gumption to talk about something as big as this? And what is our principal opposition party the BJP doing about this? Why haven’t they spoken on this? Leave aside the BJP why hasn’t anyone brought up this issue in the Parliament? Are they all too scared to do what is right?
I did a google check on words - MCI KETAN DESAI 1800 CRORES. And below is the screen shot of my results. Now why do I need to give a screen shot of search results? That’s because most of those links which cropped up do not work anymore or the web pages from those links have since been amended, including the one of Hindu newspaper. Now, Google has this beautiful habit of keeping caches in it’s memory of original content written and therefore even if the pages are amended later on the cache gives you an idea of what was there initially. And you can read this quite clearly from the cropped screen shot below. Also, please note that none of the main newspapers like Hindustan Times, Times of India and Indian Express which normally should appear on top in such search results do not actually figure anywhere in it. Why? I don’t know for sure but I’m forced to believe that these pages have either been removed altogether or just that that this news was not posted at all by them. And it shows the kind of media that we have today in our country.
Pertinent to mention that the link to Sulekha.com does indeed work, as I write this at least. Check it out if you wish to because I do not really know till how long will it continue to work. It is for this reason that I produce a screen shot of Sulekha as well.
You will appreciate that you cannot really amass so much ill gotten money without the connivance of higher ups which Ketan Desai must have bribed to keep himself safe. The man himself may be in jail for corruption but there are others too who are freely roaming around with their share of the booty. It is for this reason that I say that a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe should be conducted on this one for sure to expose all those who are guilty. BJP and Left parties need to do what is required of a credible opposition.
I very well know that I’m treading on very difficult grounds here but I believe GOD is with me and I have full faith in him. AMEN!!!!