I am happy that the tiff between Modi and Tharoor has managed to do some really wonderful things. For starters, Mr. Tharoor goes. The worst part in his behavior as a minister was the angling he did to get “free equity” worth almost 70 crore for his girlfriend. The direct link with ill begotten money was what made his act unpardonable.What I think about the lady, as a woman and as a professional, for strengthening the oft-upheld belief of men that women use themselves for material benefits would require a really long rant. So, suffice it to say that women hate any other women who like to latch on to people in high positions for material gains, thereby bringing disrepute to so many other successful, hardworking women who struggle very hard. If he was shown the door as a minister, it was only good, because people in public life have to realize that corruption and dirty deals cannot be excused and ignored, ever.
Now, the bigger reason for the happiness is that Mr. Modi, who always had a very dubious reputation, hopefully, finally will pay for his sins. The stakes of his various family members in various IPL franchises, the fixing of bids, the allegations of bribe, the exact administration of IPL, the misuse of funds etc. will all be probed. Hopefully, the roles of other politicians and BCCI people will also be out. And, maybe some cleansing will take place and some transparency might set into the general way the cricket body functions in India. This is what we would call, “ek teer se do shikaar.”
The entire episode may act as an eye opener for people who blatantly and publicly follow corrupt practices. It will also be a lesson for ministers who feel that they can not be touched, no matter how improper their acts might seem. It is good that media is helping highlight some of these issues. And, we can be sure that as people we demand transparency and a greater accountability and force our leaders to accordingly deliver.