Ashok Bhagani – Footsying With Top Blair Minister?
Posted by Barry Pittard on February 22, 2007
Ashok Bhagani. Part 5.
Would Ashok Bhagani Flee Hard Media Questions?
At a cost of much sacrifice, Sai Baba’s former devotees have shared with major world media, governments, police and so on their allegations of the guru’s rampant misconduct. This includes serial sexual abuse, implication in police killings in his bedroom, wastage of billions, including vast donations from many foreign countries on flashy buildings and water projects that fail, and much else. These individuals have been subject to serious pro Sai Baba harrassments in their university, professional and personal lives? Does Ashok Bhagani, head of the Sathya Sai Organization in the UK think that the slander on the Internet – some of it carried out with the acquiescence of very senior heads of the Sathya Sai Organization – is fortunate? Perhaps he would like to know how it feels to be deeply probed. The British media might assist him. They may like to ask:
- Does he have firm association with one of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s most powerful Ministers – Tony McNulty, MP for East Harrow, and Minister of State for Policing, Security and Community Safety?
- Are Bhagani and Tony McNulty MP working to achieve a Sathya Sai Baba Radio broadcasting service that will transmit to the British Isles and beyond?
- What can he tell the public of his/his organization’s links with Dr. Noah Samara, CEO, WorldSpace Corporation, and Dr. Michael Nobel, Chairman, Member of the Board of Directors of WorldSpace, and Sai Baba’s known – and already strongly-unfolding – agenda to to ensure that broadcasts of him and his key devotees reach every corner of the globe?
- Does he monetarily and with other favours fortify Tony McNulty’s private office in the House of Commons?
- Does Tony McNulty employ Bhagani’s daughter?
- Has he been given improper access to British government correspondance – intended to be Strictly Confidential! – received from former Sai devotees?
- Did he learn from the Minister of Policing, or any other well-placed source, that Prime Minister Blair ordered the Metropolitan Police (in Februrary 2002) to stop its investigations of matters relating to Sathya Sai Baba?
- Was Bhagani involved in moves that resulted in the silencing by the parliamentary Whips of both sides of the House of Commons of the almost fifty British parliamentarians who signed a petition calling for official investigation into Sathya Sai Baba, gagging them? – specifically at a time of sensitive years’ long negotiations for the sale, by British Aeronautical Systems to (Sai Baba devotee) Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government of a 1 billion sale of Hawk jet fighters to India? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2012743.stm
- Does Bhagani pursue in high places of influence the notion that criticism of Sai Baba is adverse to India herself?
- Has he been involved in moves to ensure that key executives of Labor Friends of India, the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India, and the Indo-British Parliamentary Group block any moves against Sai Baba or his organization, given the argument that many major political and trade interests in India will be upset otherwise?
- Has he sighted in part or in whole, or been informed about, a highly secret British government paper that is adverse to Sathya Sai Baba?
- Where do the huge donations that Bhagani personally administers end up once they have got to the Sathya Sai Central Trust in India? Does he really know, and if not why would be encourage the passage of truly vast sums of money out of the UK?
- Apart from those social welfare projects about which we may all feel good, is there a vast residual? Where would that go? In vastly failed water projects? In lavish accommodations and other highly ostentatious buildings? Into funding certain of Sai Baba’s business devotees? Into extremely costly promotions of an organization whose founder has long and often said needs no promotion? See Sai Baba’s statement “Avatars need no advertisement”:
- The Media can ask Bhagani about testimony which can be supplied to bona fide investigators by an impeccable source. This is a British citizen distinguished for integrity and intellectual accumen in high reaches of Government service, who informs that he quotes verbatim from Ashok Bhagani. Concerned that an old, confused, sick close relative’s wealth was unjustly being garnered by the UK Sathya Sai Organization, the citizen spoke with Bhagani by phone who, it is testified, replied:
“There is no corruption in India. Our policy as trustees is to take the lot and it is none of your business where the money goes.”
Exposing Corruption Is No Easy Road
Former devotees have spent enormous time and energy, year after year, in testifying and documenting to outstanding broadcasters like the BBC, CBC, ABC, SBS, DR, and newspapers such as India Today, Tehelka, Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian, Salon.com, BT, Bild, Focus, Trouw, Speegelbield, Noordhollands Dagblad, Sokaren, Gatopardo, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Age, Australian Financial Review, West Australian, Adelaide Advertiser, to some of the world’s top universities, and to civic and religious institutions with whom the Sathya Sai Organization attempts to link with, etc., while not being frank about its real agendas. Journalists from different parts of the world have informed – and occasionally let slip by those such as Dr G. Venkataraman, Sai Baba’s chief propagandist – of high-level attempts by the Sai Organization to stop broadcasters and newspapers from investigating Sai Baba.
But Ashok Bhagani would have it that former Sai Baba devotee dissenters are but “two or three” who every now and again “will make these wild accusations”.
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