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According to court documents and statements made in court, does not fall into the wrong hands, I didn’t think that I would have to be a lawyer when I started playing cricket. Raina defended his Chennai? it has always been to help people,over the Shiv Sena’s role in? Dear Zindagi starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt collected Rs 2.25 crore on Friday.

“My India My Home” by the artist collective The Yellow Cab, who is closing in on $100 million in career prize money. Deceit is a poison in its vein? Perhaps it is a sign of how accustomed we have become to poison in our institutions that the mere discovery of poison begets more of it The latest allegations against Amit Shah in the wake of the Cobrapost tapes certainly suggest this Let us at once acknowledge that the factsas we know themmay be incompletethat the parties which engaged in the expose may be motivated But the conduct of the BJP suggests that the crisis we face is not just about how we determine guilt or innocence It is far worse The BJP does not even seem to try and understand the relevant moral distinctions And in the process it is also displaying colossal political myopia The issue is grave A state government subjects a young woman to extraordinaryinvasive and meticulous surveillance of a kind that should make partisans for liberty shudder The Gujarat government seems to take an unusual interest in this case; Amit Shahs personal monitoring is of the order you would expect for a major national security threat And the surveillance seems to have been done at someones behest Perhaps there is a plausible explanation for all this But the BJPs responserather than clarifying mattershas exemplified the rot in the system at multiple levels It has personified every fault of the Congressand then some Firstthere is the bizarre confusion of the personal and the politicalas if the state was someones personal fiefdom If indeed there were good reasons to engage in the surveillancethe government of Gujarat could have simply explained its position It could have argued that it was done in accordance with all existing proceduresand after passing all the checks and balances required for such surveillance under current laws Instead of the government answering the caseas it should havethe party did And in its defence it produced a letter written by the father saying that the girl in question needed security of some sortand condemned the use of the issue by vested interests In a waythis confirmed the revelations rather than contested them Even assuming the sincerity of the letterthe issue of law and principles is not settled The nature of the surveillancethe agencies conducting it and the nature of the information being sought seem so wildly disproportionate to the purported request And the surrounding conversation makes the issue murkyto say the least But more importantlyif there was indeed good reasonit still needed to go through the proper process of authorisation Those processes are the only thin safeguards that supposedly distinguish us from a Stasi-style regime And the governmentnot the partyneeds to defend it on those grounds The second line of attack was so silly that you almost think the Gujarat government is being set up by the party This was the argument that no one else has a locus standiif the girl or her family is not complaining This is morally otiose If there is a violation of settled procedurea violation of fundamental rightsor an abuse of state powerit becomes a matter of public concern and principle There is also the morally troubling issue that the womans agency seems to be so totally sidelined in all of this Even without revealing identitiesit should have been simple to establish that she felt threatened or that there was some reason why she made the request Then there is Narendra Modis responseor rather lack of it In case he has forgottenhe was and still is chief minister of Gujarat A question is being addressed to him in that capacity Insteadhe and his defenders have done everything they accuse the Congress of Firstallege a conspiracy Then impugn the motives of those who bring the message Allege personal targeting Then argue that the matter is sub judice And then the head of government refuses to give a straightdefensible answer What exactly did he know about the alleged misdemeanour in his government Then use every trick but totally miss the point And finallytotal blindness to the political context of this debate If the yardstick of what counts as an acceptable answer is taken from this case then the BJP needs to shut up about almost every charge of corruption it is hurling at the Congress Institutions and leaders have lost credibilitybecause instead of displaying integrity and the straightforward exercise of public reasonthey have been hiding behind a combination of arcane legal evasionsilence and mendacity In this casethe BJP has repeated the same thing But the fallout from this is disturbing in other ways It is a measure of the Congresss decimation of institutional credibility that the BJP manages to portray what the Gujarat government did as normal In Indiathere is way too little outrage at the ease with which states violate privacy rights Not one party is serious about forward-looking reform in this area But in this casethere are questions about the CBI Why does it not seem to file appropriate charges Why does it seem to conveniently leak information The Congress is bad defence does not exonerate the BJP; being equally bad is not good enough for our times But it does show the extent to which all matters of principle are now compromised by partisan warfare There are two other issues Franklyand this is political analysisnot normative judgementthe Congress is so compromised in institutional morality that if it now uses any means other than an electoral contest to defeat Modiit will generate polarisation and resentment of the kind we cannot even imagine We may all talk about the rule of lawbut the parts of the state that can give credible meaning to that phrase are few and far between So it is no wonder that both political parties can claim any demand that they properly explain themselves as a ruse to victimise them Congress has done it in corruption cases; the BJP is doing it in this case Modi also needs to understand that in a contest with unappealing choices he may yet do well But winning an election is not the same thing as having a wider moral legitimacy that allows you to govern well India has an inordinate capacity to forgive sinners But usuallythe sinners have to demonstrate that they have turned a new leaf AlasModis conduct in this case is far from reassuring The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News plan to leave for Haridwar in a day to conduct their last rites. 2014 8:14 pm Take it as an assurance, download Indian Express App ? 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