Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Personal: A Letter to the RSS & its Reply

The current edition of the RSS publication, ORGANISER (July 8, 2007), editorialises on the UPA Government's alleged 'bailing out' of its political supporters. Both my father and me are cited as examples of this. As anyone who has been following this blog knows only too well, this is not true.

I, therefore, wrote a letter to the Editor of Organiser, Mr. R. Balashankar, giving him the factual position. He has been gracious enough to reply. Below is the full text of this correspondence.


Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 10:54 AM
Subject: ref: This regime is about bailing out swindlers

Dear Sir,

With respect to your editorial (This regime is about bailing out swindlers), there is no truth in the assertion that "Ajit Jogi and his son are other beneficiaries of such mercy". For the record, I was arrested by the CBI on 1st July, 2005- well after the UPA had come to power. As the agency's chargesheet shows, all 'evidence' allegedly recorded against me was also done after the formation of the UPA government. No stone was left unturned by the agency in its prosecution- persecution?- against me: an audio tape recording of the case's Investigating Officer, Mr. AGL Kaul, offering bribes to a person to turn approver against me exemplifies this spirit of witch-hunt. Not only this, I was named in the Judeo case chargesheet by the CBI while I was languishing in jail (needless to mention, the UPA was still in power at the time). Ironically, no action whatsoever was taken against me when the NDA was still in power!

My acquittal, therefore, has nothing to do with 'acts of mercy' by the UPA. It was a decision of the court based on unimpeachable documentary evidence (which the CBI did its best to suppress). On the contrary the CBI under the UPA did everything in- and beyond- its power to see that I was locked up for life.

Amit Aishwarya Jogi

Anugrah, Raipur

From: editor
Date: Monday, July 16, 2007 3:44 PM
Subject: ref: This regime is about bailing out swindlers

Dear Amit Jogi,

Thanks for your mail. I stand corrected. There was no intention of malise (sic). I can understand the agony of an (sic) young and upcoming political activist caught up in a legal impasse. And also appreciate the fact that you are a free man after a due process of law. I wish you all the best and I will carry your response in the next issue of our publication.

Thanks and regards.

R Balashankar,

3 comments (टिप्पणी):

Hitendra said...

[not regarding this post]
A suggestion. Please change the black background color to a light one. For better readability.

Aarish said...

well.. have no opinions regarding your arrest n stuff. but feels great to know blogging is such a big thing and ppl use it for much more than puttind adsense and waitin for ppl to click on them so that they can earn.. keep writing.. and yes, i admire your father and hope he goes a long way. he is one of the few "intelligent' leaders we have..

Aarish said...

and you'd be surprised to know that i bumped into your blog while i was looking for "sunetra choudhary's" photos.. haha .. yaya that NDTV chick..!! but .. so is life..
will come back, so keep writing..

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Amit Aishwarya Jogi
Anugrah, Civil Lines
Raipur- 492001
Chhattisgarh, INDIA
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