In India you can wriggle out of any entanglement, escape any conviction, overturn any evidence, and falsify any logical argument, stultify any rational theory, pooh-pooh any expose, win any argument, calling it ‘politically motivated’.
A politician is caught red-handed taking bribes. The whole episode is caught on a video. Yet, the politician does not blink. His confidence remains atut (intact). He rubbishes all of it saying it was ‘politically motivated’.
A sting operation clearly exposes the involvement of an administration in
The supporters of this administration ask, ‘Why did Tehelka release this expose now? Right before the elections?’ So, the fact that they released the expose right before elections somehow nullifies its content, making it unqualified as evidence, and acquits everyone. Now, nobody discusses the contents. They all discuss the motives of the people who made this expose, completely deviating from the topic in question.
When Sethusamudram Project was being discussed its other detractors, who were not waving an explicit Hindu flag, used a different argument to denounce it. They used the argument that Tamil Nadu Government keen on kickbacks is sponsoring this dredging and is therefore ‘politically motivated’ and hence it needs to be stopped.
When Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his BJP built long, big and wide roads in
When reservations are sanctioned to uplift the lower sections in
One can evade almost any incriminating evidence using one sentence – ‘politically motivated’. When confronted on TV with revealing facts accusing of a wrongdoing, the guilty party can wriggle out of any entanglement calling the whole charade ‘politically motivated’.
And the people of
When Tehelka sting operation brought forth copious amounts of video and recordings where perpetrators of Gujarat Pogrom talked openly how the government and its allies actually supported and perpetrated the killings and massacres, the supporters of BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal and RSS stood steadfast in their loyalty to their parties. They pooh-poohed and rejected the whole expose as just another of those ‘politically motivated’ moves.