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India A Mature Democracy? BBC Probes

Posted by Barry Pittard on August 1, 2007

Showing Sathya Sai Baba’s worthy causes might allow the BBC to appear balanced, but The Secret Swami television documentary (2004)

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passed by the opportunity to canvas considerable allegations of fraud, and complaints by village elders that the Sathya Sai water project authorities have left a trail of broken promises. (Photo is of Tanya Datta, BBC interviewer for The Secret Swami)

Successive Indian Governments Cover Up For Sai Baba. Why?

Sai Baba’s state of Andhra Pradesh has long been one of India’s poorest. He has not managed to “clean up his own backyard” as he has so long promised to do. But then he was referring to the whole of India as his backyard, and he has not cleaned that up, either.

The Secret Swami reported that Sai Baba “cuts through the red tape” to provide water to poor villages via a costly pipeline. But the documentary missed the opportunity to suggest a major reason why successive Indian governments and opposition parties alike have covered for him. Yes, he (or rather his organization) accomplishes what they fail to provide, but with multi billions – the greater proportion of it from overseas! See my articles:

Trade Follows Flag. Abetting Indian Government Corruption.
British Labor and Tory Whips Suppressed Motion On Sai Baba

Would many Indian politicians, notorious for their extreme corruption, dare expose the foreign goose that lays the (cosmic!) golden egg? Driving this question would have reinforced the producer Eamon Hardy’s original query about whether India is a mature democracy.

View The Secret Swami HERE. Available in broadband and modem

Further Reading

The BBC’s The Secret Swami – A Revision.
The Genesis of the BBC’s The Secret Swami (Sai Baba)

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