--- Winston Churchill...
[His speech at the time of India's Independence
Bill tabled in the British Parliament 64 years ago]
"Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low caliber & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues & silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power & India will be lost in political squabbles. A day would come when even air & water would be taxed in India."
Today Anna Hajare and tomorrow Ramdev. These are voices against corruption in high places and criminals of black money makers flourished under protection of corrupt officers and staff, politicians of low caliber and men of straw. Undoubtedly Indian office establishment and its managers failed to deliver good governess in meeting the aspiration of the people.
Churchill was out of power at that time but his observation was nearly correct in the sense that power transferred to the stooges of British in 1947 were absolutely incompetent in running the business and deliver results. The conspirators in UK intentionally transferred power to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters and Indian leaders of low caliber & men of straw so that no question on millions of wrong doings by British Raj raised after their departure and their profit making operations from India remained smooth. Let us not be swayed with what a crooked man like Churchill once said about their colony. Let us fight for our own destiny by ourselves.