Congress has led and governed the country in a very questionable fashion since our independence. Even now. If this story is true then some senior ministers and, indeed Indira Gandhi were on the payroll of the CIA! Throwing out the communists from Kerala was a good thing.. but there were several other things that they could have done bad.. In fact, some influential politicians were also on the payroll of KGB.
Now, maybe we have a new employer – The Vatican!
If the biography of former US Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker is to be believed, the CIA had performed a clandestine operation to topple the first elected Communist government in the world.
The book also says that the CIA funded political demonstrations by the Congress and other Opposition groups.
Bunker’s biography quotes: “…the election results rang alarm bells in Washington. This apparently involved agency funding for political demonstrations organised by the Congress party and other opposition groups that were designed to create a law and order situation."
“It was essentially funding the anti-government agitation and create a cover so that the Central Government is forced to intervene. He (Bunker) also makes a very important revelation that S K Patil was the conduit for devolving the money,” said Minister of Finance, government of Kerala, Dr Thomas Issac.
Bunker gives a clean chit to former prime minister and Nehru’s daughter Indira Gandhi, making it clear that it was the agriculture minister at the time, Patil, who was directly involved.
Another former US ambassador, Partick Moynihan, has earlier revealed that Indira Gandhi received funds from the CIA but the Congress refutes this.
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