It was a chance meeting with Dr. Subramanian Swamy yesterday (May 6th, 2009) at Chandigarh which gave me the opportunity to clarify certain important issues I have been reading over the last couple of years. He was here to canvass for one of the candidates in the election. I thought I could get some time to discuss certain other important matters too on which he has moved the Apex court, including the Section 6-A of DSP Act case. However in the chaos of the political canvassing, I could not get more than 5 minutes of his and that too with unkind interventions.
Still, this was enough for me to seek his clarification on the allegations he had levied on the Gandhi family (And on which he had also filed a Civil Writ Petition in the Delhi High Court) about the billions of Dollars of unaccounted wealth in the Swiss account of Rajiv Gandhi. “Of course that’s true, I stand by it and I can prove it!” was the immediate reply of Dr. Swamy.
No doubt’ I had gone trough a scanned photocopy of a German/Swiss magazine alleging (way back in 1990’s) that Rajiv Gandhi had a Swiss account with billions stacked in there. There was further allegation that the money in that account primarily came through a foreign intelligence agency.
One could rubbish many of such articles had they not been strengthened with further allegations on the Gandhi family. There are many rumours even about Rahul Gandhi being caught at the Boston airport (USA) with a female of Colombian origin along with a few hundred thousand US$ unaccounted money in cash. It is alleged that he was detained by FBI for 9 hours. Dr. Swamy further alleges that on one occasion his fee for the Harward School came through a bank transfer from Cayman Islands (A bigger tax heaven than Switzerland). Even if the allegation that he got admitted in Harward’s as a result of payments by the Hinduja’s is not taken seriously; this allegation in itself is very serious.
During my independent research, I also came across writing on the internet, purportedly written by Dr. Swamy under the title “Do You Know Your Sonia? By Dr. Subramanian Swamy.”
The writing reads, [QUOTE] “After her marriage to Rajiv, the Soviet connection with the Mainos was fortified and nurtured by generous financial help through commissions and kickbacks on every Indo,Soviet trade deal and defence purchases. According to the respected Swiss magazine, Schweitzer Illustrate [November 1991 issue], Rajiv Gandhi had about $ 2 billion in numbered Swiss bank accounts, which Sonia inherited upon his assassination. Dr. Yevgenia Albats, Ph.D [Harvard], is a noted Russian scholar and journalist, and was a member of the KGB Commission set up by President Yeltsin in August 1991. She was privy to the Soviet intelligence files that documented these deals and KGB facilitation of the same. In her book, The State Within a State. The KGB in Soviet Union, she even gives the file numbers of such intelligence files, which can now be accessed by any Indian government through a formal request to the Kremlin.
The Russsian Government in 1992 was confronted by the Albats’ disclosure; they confirmed it through their official spokesperson to the press [which was published in Hindu in 1992], defending such financial payments as necessary in “Soviet ideological interest”. [UNQUOTE]
The same article further read; [QUOTE] “But Sonia Gandhi has been more discreet, but as greedy, in her looting of Indian treasures. When Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were Prime Ministers, not a day passed when the PM’s security did not go to the New Delhi, or Chennai international airport to send crates and crates unchecked by customs to Rome. Air India and Alitalia were the carriers. Mr. Arjun Singh first as CM, later as Union Minister in charge of Culture was her hatchet man. Indian temple sculpture of gods and goddesses, antiques, pichwai paintings, shatoosh shawls, coins, and you name it, were transported to Italy to be first displayed in two shops owned by her sister [i.e., Anuskha alias Alessandra]. These shops located in blue-collar areas of Rivolta [shop name: Etnica] and Orbassano [shop name:Ganpati] did little business because which blue collar Italian wants Indian antiques? The shops were to make false bills, and thereafter these treasures were taken to London for auction by Sotheby’s and Christies. Some of this ill-gotten money from auction went into Rahul Gandhi’s National way into the Gandhi family account in the Bank of America in Cayman Islands.
Rahul’s expenses and tuition fees for the one-year he was at Harvard, was paid from the Cayman Island account. What kind of people are these Gandhi-Mainos that bite the very hand of Bharat Mata that fed them and gave them a good life? How can the nation trust such greedy thieves?” [UNQUOTE]
There are serious allegations on Sonia too, one such portion of the writing reads, [QUOTE] Third, Sonia Gandhi has not studied beyond High School. She has falsely claimed in her affidavit filed as a contesting candidate before the Rae Bareli Returning Officer in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, that she qualified and got a diploma inEnglish from the prestigious University of Cambridge, UK.
The truth is that Ms. Gandhi has never studied in any college anywhere. She did go to a Catholic nun run seminary-school called Maria Ausiliatrice in Giaveno [15 kms from adopted home town of Orbassabo]. Poverty those days forced young Italian girls to go to such missionaries and then in their teens go to UK to get jobs as cleaning maids, waitresses and au pair. The Mainos were poor those days. Her father was a mason and mothers a share cropper.
Sonia thus went to the town of Cambridge and first learnt some English in a teaching shop called Lennox School [which has since 1970 been wound up]. That is all her “education” is—learnt enough English language to get domestic help jobs. But in Indian society education is highly valued. Thus, to fool the Indian public, Sonia Gandhi willfully fibbed about her qualifications in Parliamentary records [which is a Breach of Ethics Rules] and in a sworn affidavit [which is criminal offence under IPC, severe enough to disqualify her from being MP]. In popular parlance, this is called 420 or 10 “numberi” [not to be confused with 10 Janpath].
These three lies indicate that Ms. Sonia Gandhi has something to hide, or has a hidden agenda for India. We need to find out more about her.
Ms. Sonia Gandhi upon learning enough English became a waitress in Varsity Restaurant in Cambridge town. She first met Rajiv when he came to the restaurant in 1965. Rajiv was a student in the University, but could not cope with the academic rigour for long. So he had to depart in 1966 for London where he was briefly in Imperial College of Engineering as a student. Sonia too moved to London, and according my information, got a job with an outfit run by Salman Thassir, a debonair Pakistani based in Lahore, and who has a export-import company headquartered in Dubai but who spends most of his time in London. This fits the profile of an ISI functionary. [UNQUOTE]
I personally have no political leanings and have equal faith and suspicion for all political parties and leaders. But the important point to ponder here is, “If these allegations are true then it is a serious issue for the country. Where are we heading for under such circumstances?” Recently when a journalist alleged that Rahul Gandhi’s M.Phill was not genuine, he was served with a defamation notice. Then why is the Gandhi family not coming out and clarifying on these allegations which are being levied on them for a few years now?
If one wishes to run the affairs of this country (and become a Prime Minister), one must be above suspicions. “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.”
I personally want an answer from Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi on the issues. They can not escape their responsibilities and evade these questions anymore. If all the allegations are wrong, well the person making them must be prosecuted and if they be true, the Gandhi’s should be willing to face the trial.