Delhi Elections for Assembly.
1,33,09,708 voters are entitled to vote in Delhi Elections being held to elect local Government of State of Delhi on 7th February 2015. After a fortnight of canvassing, blaring loudspeakers and slogan shouting it is a quite morning in springs. Chirping birds welcomed this morning. Poll canvassing stopped yesterday evening. Apparently the 36 hours are given to voters to mull over the choices they have been presented by political parties.
The obvious perception is that it is two way fight between Modi’s BJP and Kejriwal’s AAP but not in every constituency. Continue reading
Cat calling kettle black
Kiran Bedi was accused of corrupt practices by charging her sponsors for executive class fare but actually traveling in economy class.
Her defence is:
“Trustees have instructed the travel agent to return the balance amounts forthwith. They have already passed a resolution directing me to travel strictly as per invite. This leaves no room for discretion,”
“the travel agent Anil Bal, who is also a trustee of the Foundation, was handling the travel account and has been asked to return the money.”
Allegations were leveled against Bedi that she overcharged hosts by inflating her travel bills and that she availed discounts on air tickets using her gallantry medal. She defended herself saying she did not personally benefit and that the money thus saved went to the Foundation. (See: Bedi to return money charged from sponsors, detractors unmoved).
We have heard the story of cat calling kettle black. But what to do if everybody is black? Honesty is about having opportunity to be dishonest and yet remaining honest. It is certainly not honesty, to restore the booty, when caught.