To understand the 2G Scam, look into their eyes

Modern politicians are master chefs, experts at serving bullshit on toast, to the pop of the flashbulbs. They talk vacuously of turning their capitals into Singapore, as if that city-state is heaven on earth. They parcel away assets of the people who elected them, into private hands by uttering the tragic buzzword, “PPP”.

Etcetera, while they line their pockets.

Pictures like these are proof of the scam 2G—“Good Governance”—has become in the age of image management.

Proof that, for all the high-sounding, high-falutin’ promises made by sundry leaders, ministers and bureaucrats, ordinary citizens are denied the basic dignities of life. Here, two wizened old Kannadigas await their turn at chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa‘s home-office, Krishna, in Bangalore on Tuesday, to pour out their tale of woe.

Maybe, the CM will wave his magic wand but should they have trudged this far at their age?

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News