There is something inherently wrong with the liberal and ‘left’ ideologies. Apart from a compulsive need to wear shabby clothes, maintain an unhygienic standard of living and languish in universities until one reaches 40 years of age; liberals and leftists are also scamsters at heart. They will dupe innocent people without thinking twice and will do so with a moral superiority complex placed firmly on their heads. Liberals are master money-swindlers and financial fraudsters. But do you know what the most fascinating aspect of this breed of individuals is? It is that they expect never to be caught, and in the event that they are, to be pardoned.
Teesta Setalvad, Saket Gokhale and now, Rana Ayyub – they are all liberals, and some might argue, far-left activists as well. But there is another linkage between them. They are all accused of financial fraud and money swindling. Also, they all consider themselves legal untouchables. What that means is that they expect the Indian state to not act against them for their alleged crimes. If it does, India suddenly becomes a den of fascism.
Teesta Setalvad and Her Theft of Godhra Relief Money
You’ve heard about Teesta Setalvad, right? She is hailed by liberals for being a champion of marginalised communities and as a humanitarian activist. Liberals leave out a glaring detail, of course. That Teesta Setalvad allegedly stole relief money meant for the Godhra riot victims of 2002. Setalvad’s fame is derived from her puerile hatred for Narendra Modi.
In 2015, Gujarat Police had said that Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand had spent money collected for constructing a memorial for riot victims and their aid on personal expenses. The police said that the two had “misappropriated the funds of charity and converted to their own use – funds meant for the rehabilitation and welfare of the unfortunate victims of riots in Gujarat in February-March 2002”.
Teesta Setalvad has also been accused of fraudulently securing financial aid from the HRD Ministry during the UPA regime. She was accused of embezzlement of funds to the tune of ₹1.51 crores. Teesta Setalvad was a member of the Central Advisory Board of Education of the HRD Ministry, and therefore, her trust in getting money from the ministry was a conflict of interest.
Separately, Teesta has also been accused of witness tampering and cooking up instances of violence to put down then Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi.
Saket Gokhale’s Tryst with Charity
Saket Gokhale is an alleged scamster. He has been living a luxurious life off the bits thrown at him by like-minded imbeciles, who think they can effectuate a regime change in India through PIL and RTI activism. Saket Gokhale files free Right to Information (RTI) claims. He has also been filing police complaints against his political and ideological adversaries of late.
Gokhale, however, has been accused of merely filing complaints and RTI applications, and not following upon them. Particularly in cases involving courts, the man is quick to file PILs, without actually following upon them. So, the legal costs incurred by him are practically zero. Yet, Saket Gokhale has been seeking crowdfunding for at least two to three years now. He asks people to donate to his cause of activism, so that he may keep those in power in check. Therefore, liberals, far-left extremists, and Islamists end up getting honey-trapped into Gokhale’s alleged financial scam.
Saket Gokhale seems to have allegedly raised ₹76 lakhs in one year to fund his ‘operations’. One Twitter user pointed out that after people started demanding accountability from Saket Gokhale, he moved from a fundraising platform to a direct payment platform, thus removing even an ounce of transparency obligations.
Rana Ayyub and her Extravagant Fraud
Rana Ayyub is a columnist for the Washington Post – which is essentially an anti-India publication. Now, apart from the money given to her by the publication for her rants against Prime Minister Modi and Hindus, the Enforcement Directorate found₹1.17 crore in financial assets belonging to her and attached them.
Rana reportedly raised crores of rupees under the garb of donations which she used for personal expenses. Ayyub allegedly began three campaigns – ‘Funds for slum dwellers and farmers’, ‘Relief work for Assam, Bihar and Maharashtra’ and ‘Help for covid-19 impacted people in India.’ The first two were launched in 2020, whereas the last one was launched in 2021. She reportedly received money via the crowdfunding portal ‘Ketto.org’ and collected a huge amount of money.
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However, the charity fund meant to help the people of India was allegedly used by her to help her own family instead. Therefore, the Enforcement Directorate attached ₹1.77 crores belonging to the journalist for alleged money laundering. She has also been accused of receiving foreign donations without any approval under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act).
The Enforcement Directorate said that the probe “makes it abundantly clear that the funds were raised in the name of charity in a completely pre-planned and systematic manner, and the funds were not utilised completely for the purpose of which the funds were raised”.
So, liberals are essentially scamsters. Yet, ordinary liberals who are fascinated by these shining comrades end up contributing large sums of money to them, only to end up getting cheated. This shows the rot within the liberal ecosystem runs deeper than many people realise. Despite getting duped, liberals cannot seem to stop pouring funds into the mouth of scamsters.