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India A Mature Democracy? BBC Probes
"Sai Baba’s state of Andhra Pradesh has long been one of India’s poorest. He has not managed to “clean up his own backyard” as he has so long promised to do. But then he was referring to the whole of India as his backyard, and he has not cleaned that up, either"."Would many Indian politicians, notorious for their extreme corruption, dare expose the foreign goose that lays the (cosmic!) golden egg? Driving this question would have reinforced the producer Eamon Hardy’s original query about whether India is a mature democracy".
Indian Minister Shields Sai Baba on BBC television
In the BBC’s 2004 television documentary The Secret Swami, confronted by the BBC interviewer Tanya Datta, Murali Manohar Joshi (see photo, right), one of the most powerful ministers in the since-defeated A.B. Vajpayee (pictured to left) right-wing government, soon lost his temper, jabbing away with pointed finger at Ms Datta,
accusing the BBC and people in England of plotting against Sai Baba, A.B. Vajpayee and P.N. Bhagawati (a key Sathya Sai Central Trust member and former Chief Justice of India). He arrogantly shouts at her,
“No, no, no… You don’t know the meaning of interviewing a minister in my capacity, as a minister of my stature.”
A Shah Under A Lord of Misrule
"Indulal Shah, of Mumbai, India, was replaced by Dr Michael
Goldstein, of Covina, California, as world convener of the Sathya Sai Organisation, and still more recently retired from his chairmanship of the Indian organization, too. The same Shah furnished a prime example of how to successfully prevent police, media and judicial investigation in India. The Hindu, 10-6-1993 reported:
“When press persons met Mr. Indulal Shah, chief functionary of the Sri Sathya Sai World Trust, he said, ‘the matter is purely internal and we do not wish to have any law enforcement agency investigating into it.’”
Sai Baba, then, is a feudal Lord with a vice-like grip not only Puttaparthi - site of the most frequented ashram in the world - but far beyond. And above the reach of the laws of India?"