Rama Setu: Ramachandran shall recuse, remove himself from the Committee

1810-sun-1.jpg1710-sun-2.gifSSCP vs Rama Sethu: The game of sinister pawn brokers – I by V. Sundaram

Newstoday, Wednesday, 17 October, 2007 , 04:31 PM

In Transferred Case (Civil) No. 25/2007 filed by Rama Gopalan and Transferred Case (Civil) No. 26/2007 filed by Dr Subramanian Swamy, Gopal Subramanium, Additional Solicitor General of India, appearing on behalf of the Union government, made the following submission to the Supreme Court, while withdrawing a detailed affidavit which had been filed earlier by the Ministry of Culture on 10/11 September, 2007:

‘The said affidavit was based upon the instruction provided and material made available till then. The Central government has taken note of the wide-ranging public sentiment which has been expressed in respect of the decision of the Central government to proceed with… ‘The Central government has total respect for all religions, and Hinduism in particular, in the context of the present case.  The Central Government is alive and conscious of religious sensibilities, including the unique, ancient and holy text of Ramayana.  Having regard to public sentiments, and having regard to the fact that representations including additional material, are being brought to the attention of the Government since the filing of this affidavit, the Central government, without any reservation, in a spirit of inclusiveness and high democratic traditions, to consider a different point of view, withdraws the present affidavit, to re-examine the entire matter. The government assures all concerned that all materials will be re-scrutinised with care and circumspection, including any alternative suggestion. The Central government is also keen that its decisions bind and bring the society together rather than cause any disruption in the religious and social psyche of one true India. The matter may be adjourned to enable the government to review the matter, the government seeks three months’ time for the purpose.”

After creeping and crawling in such a manner before the Supreme Court of India, the Government in the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, apparently upon specific instructions from T R Balu, have formed a 10-member ‘Committee of Eminent Persons’ on the SSCP. The Terms of Reference of the Committee are to invite objections and suggestions from all concerned including the writ petitioners in the court cases in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, having interest in the Sethu Samudram Shipping Channel Project and to consider all suggestions/proposals/documents after giving them a personal hearing.

The Committee comprises :-

Prof. S Ramachandran – Chairman of Monitoring Committee on Environmental Impact Issues, of Sethu Samudram Ship Channel Project and Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras : Convenor
ii)  Prof. R S Sharma – Former Professor of History, Delhi University (COMMENT: One of Arun Shourie’s ‘EMINENT HISTORIANS’!!)
iii)  Dr. M Sakthivel – President of Aqua Culture Foundation of India
iv)  Prof. Dilip K Biswas – former Chairman of Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India
v)  Dr. J R B Alfred – former Director of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata
vi)  Dr. S R Wate – Deputy Director of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur
vii)  Prof. P Jagadeesan – former Vice-Chancellor of Bharatidasan University, Tiruchi, Tamilnadu
viii) Prof. Y Vaikuntham – former Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University, Andhra Pradesh
ix) Dr. K Paddayya – Director of Deccan College, Pune
x)  Shri R K Jain, IAS – Managing Director, Indian Ports Association – Member-Secretary

I interviewed Dr. Subramanian Swamy yesterday and he told me that this Committee of Eminent Persons can never gain any public confidence and that he has raised certain fundamental legal/procedural issues in his letter dated 16.10.2007 addressed to the Chairman of the Committee of Eminent Persons, Prof. S. Ramachandran. 

In this letter Dr. Subramanian Swamy has raised the following points/issues:

i)I am in receipt of the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India Notification No.   652/2/1/2007-CA-III dated October 5, 2007, but sent to me on October 12, 2007 i.e. after a week’s delay, inviting me in my capacity as a petitioner in the matter of the Sethu Samudram Canal Project (as per assurance given on behalf of the Government of India to the Supreme Court), to file objections and suggestions with the ‘Committee of Eminent Persons’ on the said project. The deadline set for receipt of the said objections and suggestions is 31 October, 2007, but because of the one week delay on your part in informing me of this, I suggest in fairness that the deadline also be delayed by one week to 6 November, 2007.

ii)Since the Committee has not been appointed by the Supreme Court, but by the Respondent/Union of India, hence your calling for my objections and submissions would tantamount to asking me to disclose my intended arguments in the writ petition (Tranferred Case (Civil) No. 26/27 of 2007) filed by me which is pending in the Supreme Court for further hearing.

iii)However, in the interest of speedy justice and early resolution of the matter, I am treating your invitation to send you my objections and submissions as if it is a part of the Discovery Process and the Administering of Interrogatories under the Civil Procedure Code. Therefore, I am also entitled to seek Discovery of Documents in your possession and also to serve on you some Interrogatories.

iv)I have already an I.A. pending in the Supreme Court of India seeking the disclosure of a document in your possession.  The matter was brought to the attention of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 14 September, 2007 and the Learned Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam (ASG) assured the Hon’ble I Bench to provide whatever relevant documents that I may seek from the Government.  Further correspondence with the ASG is enclosed with this letter for your perusal and necessary action.

v)I would at the first instance like the Committee of Eminent Persons to obtain from the Union Government and provide me with a copy of the Report submitted to the Government by Dr. S. Badrinarayan, formerly Director of the Geological Survey of India, UOI regarding the nature of the Rama Sethu Construction, so that I may be able to suggest a positive course for the deliberations of the Committee. 

vi)I request you to make these two documents available initially so that I may be able to file my objections and suggestions by November 6, 2007.

vii) The Chairman of this Committee who has already gone on record several times publicly espousing the Government of India’s stand on the existence of the Rama Sethu and on the viability of the said project. Hence, unless he has undergone an opinion change and now has an open mind, the Committee’s deliberations would be vitiated by pre-judgement bias of the Chairperson, which under settled law would negate any claim of the Committee of having reached a conclusion after fairly and impartially considering all objections and suggestions. This point also requires clarification prior to the sending of the objections and suggestions regarding the said project.

As an indefatigable and fearless spokesman for and on behalf of the public interest, apart from being a brilliant advocate, Dr Subramanian Swamy is fully aware of the fact that the right to begin in any judicial proceeding is a priceless and often squandered asset. His genius lies in the fact that he has never once squandered this precious asset. He has confronted the Committee of Eminent Persons (with known shakable cosmetic beliefs, cosmic pretensions and shaky if not dubious credentials) with unassailable points of law and procedure.

The pivotal points raised by Dr. Subramanian Swamy above remind me of the following words of pragmatic wisdom of Justice Francoise Brandeis and Justice Felix Frankfurter:

“And in the development of our liberty insistence upon procedural regularity has been a large factor. Respect for law will not be advanced by resort, in its enforcement, to means which shock the common man’s sense of decency and fair play.” (Justice Francoise Brandeis)
“The history of liberty has largely been the history of observance of procedural safeguards.”  (Justice Felix Frankfurter).

There is enough documentary evidence to show that Prof. S. Ramachandran, the Chairman of the Committee of Eminent Persons is a biased and prejudiced person who does not seem to have even ordinary belief, much less faith, in the processes of equity and natural justice. (Please see Prof. S. Ramachandran’s earlier Press Release dated 11 June 2007 at the top of this article).

In the United States, the term ‘recusal’ is used most often with respect to court proceedings. Title 28 of the United States Code (the Judicial Code) defines the standards for judicial disqualification or recusal. Section 455, captioned ‘Disqualification of justice, Judge, or Magistrate Judge,’ provides that a federal judge ‘shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’

The same section also provides that a judge is disqualified ‘where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding;’ when the judge has previously served as a lawyer or witness concerning the same case or has expressed an opinion concerning its outcome.

Having spoken to the Press several times that the Rama Sethu is not a ‘Man-Made Structure’ and that it is a natural formation, Prof S Ramachandran. cannot be expected to take a different view on the subject in his new capacity as Chairman of this Committee. Any other self-respecting man placed in a similar situation would have recused himself with courage and conviction declaring that justice should not only be done but seem to be done.

I fully endorse the view of Captain Balakrishnan on this new and sham Committee of Eminent Persons:

‘It doesn’t require extraordinary crystal gazing powers to appreciate the contents of the conclusions and recommendations that ‘their eminences’ will be submitting. It’s a foregone conclusion. It will be a ‘command performance’ in pursuance of ‘THEIR MASTER’S VOICE’!!” (Sonia, Ambika Soni, T R Balu and Karunanidhi!)

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The Government of President Nixon (1913-1994) of USA became famous in world history as the Government of Watergate by Watergate for Watergate.  The imbecile Government of Dr Manmohan Singh—lifeless and listless in every area of Government activity excepting in the most abominable field of transnational Himalayan corruption—has already become world famous as a Surrogate-Watergate—Watergate for Surrogate—Government. I am not using these words loosely or casually just for the sake of alliteration. Perhaps my alliteration may be incidental, but what I am trying to convey is fundamental. I am only acting upon the words of wisdom of the great American Poet Robert Frost (1874-1963): “Poetry is nothing but a beautiful and artful combination of sound of sense and sense of sound”. Dr Manmohan Singh and his corrupt Cabinet Ministers, duly blessed by ‘Mother Superior’ from Italy, have ‘Condomised’ every institution of the State—the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary—for their own private purposes in the ‘garb of public interest’ with pseudo-secular gay abandon.The so called Committee of Eminent Persons appointed by the Government of India to study and evaluate the SSCP in all its ramifications, with reference to the assurance given in the Supreme Court by Sri Gopal Subramaniam, Additional Solicitor General to the Government of India, is one of the most ‘insignificant disposable condoms’ of the ever-busy UPA Government in its carefully planned and organized War Theatres of corruption for generating recurring ill-gotten wealth to chosen favourites. The whole of India has come to know that the SSCP Eminent Committee, pre-eminently loaded with known Government sucking and suckable favourites, is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide everything in favour of T R Baalu by carefully ensuring that nothing can be done—nothing need be done—nothing should be done—to save the Rama Sethu, however time-honoured or sacred it might be, to the people of India.Our ever-so-truly Islam-embracing Prime Minister had some time back spoken about an Indian suffering emanating from what he called a “trust-deficit” with Pakistan. The very same Prime Minister would do well to reflect on the ‘TRUST-DEFICIT’ that his Islam-embracing, Christianity-coveting UPA Government with its foremost anti-Sri Ram coalition partner believing in the sayings of E V Ramaswamy Naicker, the DMK, have created with the people of India on the Sacred Rama Sethu issue. Thus, the Government of India has become notorious by open admission of its own fraud. Whoever has even once become notorious by base fraud, even if he feigns to speak the truth, he gains no belief. No amount of strained feigning by T R Baalu and his grisly gang in the Ministry of Shipping and Transport will get them the public trust which they have so openly betrayed with supreme contempt not only for the people of India but also for the Supreme Court of India. Let me now analyse the extraordinarily and  impeccably ‘controversial’ credentials of the so called Eminent Persons in  the COMMITTEE OF EMINENT PERSONS.  In the interest of conceptual clarity, I would like to classify them under the following three categories:I. THOSE WHO TILL RECENTLY WERE SERVING AS OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE CONTINUOUS ENVIRONMENT IMPACT MONITORING COMMITTEE (The Interested Witnesses):a) Prof S Ramachandran  Formerly Member of Monitoring Committee on Environmental Impact Issues, of Sethu Samudram Ship Channel Project SSCP and Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras – (Convenor of the New Eminent Persons Committee) b) Prof Dilip K Biswas – former Chairman of Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.  Formerly he was a Member of the Committee on Environmental Impact Issues under SSCP.  c) Dr M Sakthivel – President of Aqua Culture Foundation of India.  Formerly he was a Member of Committee on Environmental Impact Issues under SSCP.d) Dr J R B Alfred – former Director of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. Formerly he was a Member of the Committee on Environmental Impact Issues under SSCP.These four Members have seen too much and known too much in the closed quarters of Government and should not be allowed to talk too much!  In any decent Court of Law, they would be dismissed without much ado as Officially Interested Witnesses by virtue of the fact that they have already functioned as Official Members of the Committee on Environmental Impact Issues under SSCP and therefore cannot be expected to bring any new insights in a matter of two or three months into our understanding or misunderstanding of SSCP.  Having functioned as official agents of T R Baalu, Union Minister for Shipping and Transport, they have forfeited their moral claim or moral right to protect and safeguard the larger public interest in a fearless and objective manner as directed by the Supreme Court of India with reference to the written undertaking given by Sri Gopal Subramaniam in the Supreme Court of India on 14 .9. 2007.  It will not be too much to say that by re-nominating these known four persons (personal favourites!) to again  serve in the Committee of Eminent Persons, the Government of India in general and T R Baalu, Union Minister for Shipping and Transport in particular   have treated the Supreme Court of India with supreme contempt.II. THOSE WHO ARE WELL-KNOWN IDEOLOGUES OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY (Marxist) The following three persons are known sympathizes of CPI (M) A) Prof R S Sharma – Former Professor of History, Delhi University (COMMENT: One of Arun Shourie’s “EMINENT HISTORIANS”!!) He is a Marxist. He is known for his denigration of Hinduism, Hindu Gods and Goddesses through his own books, articles and publications. How can a known Anti-Hindu be appointed by the Government of India to serve in a Committee of Eminent Persons appointed to look into the issues connected not only with just  SSCP but also the sacred Rama Sethu?  The Government of India is showing greater deference to the CPI (M) than to the Supreme Court of India.  B) Dr K Paddayya – Director of Decan College. He is a Marxist. He was a Chairman of the Indian History Congress in Mysore, organized by the Marxist Historian, Ifran Habib.  He is a known mouth piece of the Marxist Party.  All the Hindus of India know that for the CPI (M), Islamic Pakistan,  Islamic Bangladesh and  Communist China are more sacred and sacrosanct than Mother India. C) Prof Y Vaikuntham – former Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University, Andhra Pradesh. He is a Marxist and is well known for his study of the Naxalite Movement.  III CONVENIENT, USABLE, MALLEABLE, AND SHAPEABLE LIQUID ALLOYS

Under this category come the following Eminent Members
A) Dr S R Wate – Deputy Director of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur.  He was given the contract by the SSCP Corporation to the value of Rs one crore  for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA). He would never fail to officially oblige his contractual Pay Masters!  B) Prof P Jagadeesan – former Vice-Chancellor of Bharatidasan University, Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu. He is a serving Member of the Tamilnadu State Planning Commission.  He is one of the known favourites of the DMK Party. His  track record as Vice Chancellor of Bharatidasan University is very well known!!.C) Shri R K Jain, IAS – Managing Director, Indian Ports Association – Member Secretary.Indian Ports Association is Society coming under the Administrative Control of the Ministry of Shipping and Transport.  He is expected to function as a Private Secretary to T R Baalu.  I know enough about this Association because I was the first Chairman of Tuticorin Port Trust.   By convention and tradition, only the most obliging and most spineless Civil Servants are even considered for appointment to this post which involves Bonded Labour.In all civilized countries (which India is not today), the most important quality required for the highest success in any field of endeavour is honesty.  To get ahead you must be so irreproachable in your conduct and elevated in your ideals that your reputation for virtue becomes your chief asset.  In India, according to the Sonia-directed Government of India, such conduct is an unpardonable sin and liability.  Government of India considers unabashed  crookedness and dishonesty as the greatest Pseudo Secular virtues.  Men of crooked dishonesty are valuable to them.  Some of the men chosen by them in the recent past for serving in many Committees have been so crooked that everybody is afraid of them and even the Judges in our Courts of Law  —  even the Supreme Court of India not excluded.In this context, I am only reminded of the following very relevant words of Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)“While the Members who composed it …. were, seven-eighths of them, the meanest kind of bawling and blowing officeholders, office-seekers, pimps, malignants,  conspirators, murderers, fancy-men’, custom-house clerks,  contractors, kept-editors, spaniels well-trained to carry and fetch, jobbers, infidels, disunionists, terrorists, mail catchers, pushers of slavery, creatures of the President, creatures of would-be Presidents, spies, bribers, compromisers, lobbyers, sponges, ruined sports, expelled gamblers, policy-backers, monte-dealers, duellists, carriers of  concealed weapons, deaf men, pimpled men, scarred with vile disease, gaudy outside with gold chains made from the people’s money and harlots’ money twisted together; crawling, serpentine men, the lousy combinings and born freedom-sellers of the earth”

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                                                           Fri, 19 Oct, 2007 , 04:01 PM .COMMITTEE OF EMINENT PERSONS: A Body that keeps useless minutes and wastes hours for some weeks to justify an expenditure exceeding Rs.2600 crores.”-Thirumbi Thirumbi Thillumullur Mosadi SamiThey also serve who stand and wait and suck. They also serve who swindle. They also serve who sabotage. They also serve who swear on pseudo-secular non-oath. Against this known background, I fully endorse the reasoned findings of Dr Kalyanaraman on the credibility of the Sham Committee of Eminent Persons appointed by the Government of India following their undertaking given in the Supreme Court on the Rama Sethu issue on 14 September, 2007. Let us hear Dr Kalyanaraman:“The Committee Report can be expected to be a ‘command performance’. How credible can such a Committee be? What confidence can people have in such a Committee with such conflicts of interest and vested interests? Scrap the Committee. Let Supreme Court intervene and bring a semblance of order, fairness and justice.” In this context, I would like to declare to the Committee of Eminent Persons in the famous lines of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), the great English Poet (suitably modified and readapted to the present context):

“Your Report must eternal be,—
Dear Sir, it cannot fail;
For it is both incomprehensible
And indefencible
And wants both Head and Tale”In order to hoodwink the gullible public of India and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the Government of India have taken particular care not to include (in fact to exclude with scientific mathematical precision!) Geologists, Oceanographers, Marine Security Experts, Experts in the Law of the Sea, Earth Scientists, Mariners, Ship Owners, Naval Officers with detailed ground knowledge of the area, Marine Archeologists (like Dr S R Rao), Mineral Geologists  and Tsunami Specialists.

As Captain Balakrishnan of the Indian Navy has said: “For a ‘Shipping Project’ like the SSCP, with National Security implications on account of its location, it is very surprising that there are no ‘mariners’, either from the mercantile marine or the Indian Navy/ Coast Guard. How then, does a ‘mariner’ explain his point of view to members who have had no hands of experience of command at sea or the harsh realities and dangers at sea? How does one explain the ‘squat or suction effects’ in a shallow channel?”

In this light, one is regrettably forced to conclude that the formation of this ‘Expert Committee’ is a charade, meant to ‘go through the motions of justice and fairplay’. A sad commentary on the state of affairs today.

Carefully avoiding the appointment of scientists, the Government of India have taken particular care to appoint three known anti-Hindu, anti-Sanatana Dharma, anti-Sri Rama and anti-Bharat Mata ‘historians’ who have been used by the CPI (M) with vicious glee as their ‘Hatchet Men’. It is a known fact of history that Stalin had his own Hatchet Men to punish the innocent and the gullible. Dr Paddayya, Prof Y Vaikuntham and Prof R S Sharma are the ‘Professional Hangmen’ of Hindus and Hinduism. Amongst these known enemies of Hindus and Hinduism, Prof R S Sharma takes the cake.  His “Ancient India, A History Textbook for Class XI”, NCERT [1990] was prescribed for lakhs of Indian students between 1990 – 2001. The Foreword of the text says – “The National Policy on Education – 1986 lays stress on many objectives and areas of knowledge which are closely related to the study of history. Promoting an understanding of India’s cultural heritage, combating superstition and obscurantism, and promoting a humane and forward-looking outlook are among the major objectives of education which are also the basic objectives of teaching history.” Reviewing this book under the caption: “Misrepresentation and Stereotyping of Hindu Dharma in History Textbooks in India” Sri Vishal Agarwal rightly wrote as follows: “Of course this begs the question – what is superstition, what is obscurantism, what is a forward-looking outlook? In the context of Sharma’s textbook, it appears that only a Marxist mindset is progressive and forward-looking”! Dr Vishal Agarwal dismisses this text book as an arm of Marxist political propaganda in these words: “Prof R S Sharma is only equating religion and ritual with superstition, and atheism with progressive ideology, and similarly, relating Hindu spirituality with prevalence of social hierarchy and discrimination. The main flaw is an obsession with land-grants made to Brahmins and Hindu institutions, and equation of the same into a Feudalism model”. I fully agree with Dr Meenakshi Jain when she indicts the Marxists Historians like Prof R S Sharma, Dr Ifran Habib, Dr Romila Thapar in these words: “Marxists are unable to break away from imported categories of thought, howsoever ill they fit the Indian reality. They seem incapable of viewing India in terms of itself. For them, it must always move in tandem with Europe, the Arab world, even East and South-East Asia.”

Arun Shourie in his famous book “Eminent Historians, Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud” refers to the work of Prof R S Sharma as a chosen and whole-time witness functioning on behalf of the CPI (M) to denigrate the Hindus, their religion and way of life. Arun Shourie has included Prof R S Sharma as Witness No 63 in this book. Arun Shourie sums up as follows: ‘ – – -. And these very ‘Historians’ are cited as witnesses in the pleadings filed by the Sunni Waqf Board in the courts which are considering the Ayodhya matter!”  And this ‘VERY EMINENT HISTORIAN’ Prof R S SHARMA is part of the ‘EMINENT PERSONS COMMITTEE’ to adjudicate on the ‘RAM SETHU’ or ‘SETHUSAMUDRAM SHIPPING CHANNEL PROJECT’!!

The National Seminar organized by Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) at School of Ocean Science and Technology, Cochin, highlighted the non-viability of Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project, considering the ecological,   geological and economic perspectives.

Inaugurating the Seminar, Dr E P Yesodharan,  Executive Vice President of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment said that the projected economic benefits of the Project like savings in distance and fuel costs by the proponents would not tally with the exact cost-benefit analysis performed. Further, detailed modelling studies are required to realize the impacts of excavating a channel in Rama Sethu on Kerala coast in   view of the natural calamities frequenting the area. Prof. N R Menon said that it is not a regional issue and Sea should be considered as a National Resource as the proposed Channel seriously impairs the living wealth of the ocean.

Dr CSP Iyer in his key-note address explained that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) carried out by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur (NEERI) based on which   clearance was given to the SSCP, has not taken into account recent studies on the sedimentation dynamics. The EIA has only looked at the sedimentation dynamics of a small area, but ignored the adjacent portions. Palk Bay is considered as an area with high sedimentation rate. On an average 14 cyclones were believed to hit the east coast, besides phenomenon like tsunami. This has not been taken into account in the EIA Report, while addressing the issues of dumping the dredged materials of the canal nor in the operation of the navigation through the canal.

Dr A Biju Kumar of Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala stated that Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere  Reserve is a geographical and physiological unique marine system in India. A busy continuous navigation in this region will offset and trigger devastating ecological imbalance, affecting the lives of millions of fishermen and many endangered organisms such as corals, sea horses, sea cow, etc. It is clear that the excavation, waste from ships and other effluents will considerably impact the biodiversity of the area, to the extent that it will impact not only the region but the entire Indian coast including Kerala. The project, in the long run, will trigger a series of biological catastrophes in Indian coast.

To quote the brilliant words of Thiruvanmiyur Thiruvikrama Chanakya “The public perception about bureaucracy in India is awful but true. That is, the people are very much aware that each and every post, from a Peon to a Secretary, from a Constable to a DGP, from a Non-teaching staff to a Vice Chancellor, is available with a “Price-Tag” and those who purchase their appointment by paying that price strive hard to take back that price at the earliest. So obviously, these bureaucrats, who come to the top through quotas, bribes and favoritism, at the cost of merit, efficiency and morality, are generally biased and serve their own self-interest and the interests of their appointers, rather than the larger public interest. Eventually, the public witnesses change with the  shuffling of bureaucrats with every change of governments. With regards to Tamil Nadu, this practice has taken alarming proportions especially with the advent of Dravidian rulers. A state run by Atheist rulers has many times seen even the HR&CE Department led by atheist Ministers and run by atheist Commissioners. Against this backdrop, Committee set up by such atheistic leaders, cannot be expected to view a religiously important issue neutrally. So, the remedy for the welfare of the people lies in constituting a truly Eminent Committee comprising unbiased & neutral experts from various fields relevant to the concerned project or issue.”

As the present Committee of Eminent Persons has already lost the confidence of people of India,   it would be wiser on the part of the Congress Party (Which leads the UPA) and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reconstitute the said Committee, instead of giving a free hand to the DMK and Shipping Minister T.R.Balu, who is already facing a storm of protests through out the Nation. Otherwise, the Government of India would be facing the embarrassment of getting snubbed by the Supreme Court once again.

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