Pranab Mukherjee, a
Master Perjuror /
By V. SUNDARAM I.A.S
Long before Smt. Pratibha Patil assumed charge as President of India in July 2007, I had written a series of articles in News Today, in May-June 2007 under the title ‘Should we a have a President with criminal antecedents?’ Smt. Pratibha Patil was only a mofussil criminal propped up by the Italian Vishakanya residing at Number 10 Janpath, New Delhi. Till two days ago the whole of India knew that Pranab Mukherjee has been functioning as an International Money Launderer for Sonia Gandhi. Now it has become absolutely clear that he has produced a FORGED DOCUMENT RELATING TO HIS RESIGNATION from the Chairmanship of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) before the Returning Officer for the 2012 Presidential Poll. The Advocate for P.A.Sangma has complained to the Returning Officer that the Resignation Letter dated 20th June 2012 given by Pranab Mukherjee is a Forged Document. Under the Indian Evidence Act (IEA), furnishing a Forged Document as Testimony to any Public Authority amounts to perjury. In my view, an act of Perjury through a fabricated and false document as testimony amounts to forgery. In short every PERJURER automatically qualifies to be designated as a FORGERER. Viewed in this light Pranab Mukherjee becomes both a Perjurer and a Forgerer.
I am quite aware of the fact that the modern English usage for describing any criminal who forges a signature is a ‘forger’. However, I am using this old English spelling ‘forgerer’ to distinguish Pranab Mukherjee from a forger, a person who honourably works in a forge!
The BJP Party at the highest level has accused Pranab Mukherjee of having committed the offence of forgery by furnishing a forged and fabricated document relating to his resignation.
Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of Janata Party, in a Twitter has said that Pranab Mukherjee got his Nomination cleared by furnishing a Forged Resignation Letter.
Satpal Jain, the Advocate for P.A Sangma, the Opposition-backed Presidential Candidate, has complained to Dr Vivek Kumar Agnihotri IAS, the Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha and the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections 2012, that the Nomination Papers filed by Pranab Mukherjee should be rejected on the ground that he is still holding an Office of Profit in his capacity as the Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute, (ISI) in Kolkotta. This crucial objection was raised at the time of scrutiny of Nomination Papers on 2nd July 2012.
It is a patent fact that Pranab Mukherjee did not produce any evidence on 2nd July 2012 regarding his resignation from the post of Chairman, ISI. Instead, on 3rd July 2012, P. Chidambaram and Congress minister Bhansal hastily produced before the Returning Officer, a Resignation Letter dated 20th June 2012 purportedly written by Pranab Mukherjee addressed to Prof. M.G.K Menon, President of ISI.
I am presenting below the copy of that resignation letter:
If we carefully look at the signature in the above letter, anyone can see that it bears no relationship to or identity with the signature of Pranab Mukherjee which we can see on the nomination papers signed by Pranab Mukherjee. For the first time after our Independence we are going to have a candidate for the Office of the President who has had a very shady and murky past. The grim tragedy confronting our already battered and shattered nation is that in the person of Pranab Mukherjee we have a singularly unscrupulous and yet magnificently successful manipulator, machinator, and manoeuverer who has produced a Fabricated and Forged Document relating to his resignation from the Office of The Chairman Of The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Drunk with Untrammelled Power, he seems to be under the Cosmic Delusion that just by flagrantly furnishing a Forged Document to the Returning Officer, his magnificently forging the Smithy of Bharat Mata’s Soul in his own magnificently unique, vital and vivid Sonia Congress Way!!
Even a cursory perusal of the above letter will reveal that there is NO Demi Official Number in the letter which is purported to have been sent from Ministry of Finance to the ISI on 20th June 2012. It is clear that the letter was not sent through the official channel (dak system). Had it been sent through official channel, it would have carried the DO Number which is given by the Personal Office's Diary Despatch Clerk. On the whole it seems to be a fraudulent and forged letter. If so, who is the forgerer? The finger points to the Master Forgerer Pranabda who was named by the Shah Commission in 1977 and later duly noted by the LP Singh Commission in 1978. Thus the solid foundations for The Forged Document of 2012 were truly laid during the Dark Days of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency in 1975-1977 when Pranab Mukherjee functioned as the 24x7 Dufftry(Orderly) of that Political Loafer and Criminal Sanjay Gandhi!
About the splendid and unmatched splendour of Achievements Of Pranab Mukherjee, I had written as follows in one of my earlier Articles:
“Like a Lower Division Clerk with very low cunning and trying to fudge a government file, Pranab Mukherjee also fudged the connected file relating to the illegal detention of Smt Gayatri Devi, Maharani of Jaipur and Colonel Bhavani Singh. This has been highlighted and very adversely commented upon by Justice J.C Shah on Page 81 of his Interim Report 1 given on March 11, 1978. The L.P Singh Committee had taken due note of the criminal fudging by Pranab Mukherjee, Union Minister of State for Finance (Revenue) in the file bearing No: 686/100/75-CUS VIII/75referred to above and relating to the illegal incarceration of Smt Gayathri Devi and Shri Bhavani Singh’ and recommended that further Police investigation should be done into the matter.”
The Pioneer newspaper published from New Delhi has this to say: “The Opposition party wondered why was not there any file on the resignation letter sent to ISI President on Mukherjee's letterhead and why was no noting on the letter giving details about when and how did Menon received it, and to whom he forwarded the letter. The party also questioned whether there was any meeting of the Governing body which appointed Mukherjee and others.”
“Claiming that ISI President cannot accept Mukherjee's resignation, as the appointment was not made by him, the BJP has also asked Menon to come out clean and reveal the ‘mystery surrounding the fabricated letter’. The Opposition party has also raised the vital question regarding the absence of any record to prove that a meeting of the Governing Council of the ISI to consider and accept Pranab Mukherjee's resignation had actually taken place.”
The President of the Indian Statistical Institute is not authorised to accept the resignation letter of the Chairman without the concurrence and approval of the Governing Council. Did any Meeting of the Council take place at all to consider the resignation letter of Pranabda dated 20th June 2012? If any such evidence is available, then I am sure that Pranabda would not have hesitated to produce it before the Returning Officer concerned on 2nd July 2012 when the Advocate for PA Sangma raised his objection to the Nomination Paper filed by Pranabda.
In this regard, and in this context, Dr Subramanian Swamy has commented on Twitter: “Submitting resignation is one preliminary stage. It has to be acted upon to escape disqualification.”
THE PUBLIC ALLEGATION OF FORGERY
The Pioneer published from New Delhi reported under the title ‘Pranab papers cleared, but BJP says signs don't match’ as follows:
“Dissatisfied with Agnihotri's ruling, BJP pointed out that Mukherjee's signature in the resignation and the petition filed before the Returning Officer on Tuesday did not have any resemblance.”
“The party finds it 'abnormal' that the process of Mukherjee resigning, the letter reaching Indian Statistical Institute President MGK Menon, his accepting the resignation, and Mukherjee receiving a copy all --- happened within hours on June 20.” What a surprising alacrity for this Government which is otherwise in a state of suspended animation and senile stupor! Something is definitely fishy. I suspect a rotten fish from the Hooghly River!!
How does Pranab Mukherjee claim both signatures on both letters as his own? Does this man have a separate signature for each occasion and for each act of dishonesty that he commits solely for the sake of dancing to the tunes of the Italian Vishakanya?
Now that many signatures of Pranab Mukherjee are FLOATING IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, I FORSEE ANOTHER PROBLEM. If Pranab Mukherjee becomes the President, our Nation will have the unusual and unprecedented problem of identifying which Rashtrapati Bhavan paper has been duly signed by Pranab Mukherjee and which paper has been signed by one of his Madame Pompadours acting in his name! With Pranab Mukherjee as President, we have to learn to live without any certainty, and at the same time, without being paralysed by any fear or doubt or despair!
Dr Vivek Kumar Agnihotri, the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections 2012 accepted Pranab Mukherjee’s candidature overruling the objections raised on behalf of P.A Sangma to the effect that Pranab Mukherjee held an office of profit as the Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Agnihotri said that he had overruled the objections made by Sangma as they were “untenable and lacked merit” but he did not divulge the “reasons” for his decision.
Dr V. K. Agnihotri has let down the Indian Nation by virtue of his deliberate failure to raise the following fundamental questions relating to the Nomination Papers filed by Pranab Mukherjee:
1. Why was the Resignation Letter dated 20th June 2012 and addressed to the President of the ISI not enclosed along with the Nomination Papers?
2. When the objection of Advocate for PA Sangma was raised during the Scrutiny Stage, why did Pranab Mukherjee fail to produce his ‘Resignation Letter’ then and there?
3. Was the Resignation Letter of 20th June 2012 duly accepted by the Governing Council of the ISI?
4. If the Resignation Letter was accepted by the Governing Council, why did Pranab Mukherjee not produce a copy of that letter for scrutiny?
5. Who gave the over-riding Dictatorial Authority to Professor MGK.Menon to usurp the powers of the Governing Council of the ISI ?
6. How did Pranab Mukherjee procure the copy of the Resignation Letter dated 20th June 2012 sent by him to Prof MGK Menon, President of ISI which carries the endorsement of MGK Menon (on the left-hand margin of the letter) in long hand accepting the resignation of Pranab Mukherjee on the same date of 20th June 2012 ? Is there not a mystery--- a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma--- lying hidden in this fabricated letter which is quite akin to a mysterious thriller in an Agatha Christie crime Novel ?
7. Was the Resignation Letter of Pranab Mukherjee endorsed by Prof. MGK Menon under duress?
The wholly irresponsible and democracy-murdering Non-Speaking Order of the Returning Order smacks of partisan politics of the meanest kind. The peremptory language used by him to elevate Pranab Mukherjee and to summarily put down PA Sangma is diabolically designed to make authoritarian lies sound truthful, ghastly political murder of democracy respectable and to give an appearance of legal sanctity to premeditated prejudice, whim, and caprice of the Returning Officer.
Taking note of the arbitrary and wholly partisan and Non-Speaking Order of the Returning Officer, the Election Commission has directed the Returning Officer for the Presidential Poll to provide details of the Scrutiny Proceedings and the Order on rejection of opposition candidate PA Sangma's objection to UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee's candidature.
I have no doubt that the Supreme Court of India will take suo moto notice of the inexplicable, nay, indefensible non-application of mind by the Returning Officer relating to the proper scrutiny of Nomination Papers filed by Pranab Mukherjee and PA Sangma for the Highest office of the President of India. The innocent countless millions of India look up to The Legal and Moral Authority of the Supreme Court of India to pull our Unfortunate Nation out of the mire and muddle of the current Nation-Destroying crisis.