The more facets a diamond has the sparkles it makes.
A diamond is judged by the number of facets it has. The more the no. of facets the more appealing it gets. The no. of facets decide the no. of angles it can be viewed from. The golden figure for facets is 58. So ideally there are 58 facets from which light is refracted to give that beautiful look. There are diamonds that are more than 58 faceted diamonds but after a few looks they loose their attention. Let us draw a corroaly the more the facets of a controversy the more sensationalism it creates. The more variables involved in a story the more deep the discussion. The more angles of an account the murkier it gets. The ongoing controversy that embroils the ring master Mr. Lalit Modi is just hitting a no. of facets that is making the controversy jucier by the hour. Indeed our stupidly chosen dumb politicians halted the proceeding of the parliament today on an entirely legal matter. Continuing our IPL saga let us look at this story from its many facets with our protagonist Lalit Modi & antagonist Shashi Tharoor.
Shashi Tharoor our minister of state for external affairs is a person as clean as his kurta. I totally believe his version of the scandal concerning the Kochi consortium. From the beginning he has not said anything much save that Mr. Modi wanted to wrangle the deal out of Rendezvous Sports Group & Kochi in an unethical fashion. If you observe carefully you will see that the statement makes a point and yet it is vague. This shows his class politicianship. Mr. Tharoor has always maintained that his role in procuring the franchisee for RSG was purely of that of a mentor. So this means that he mobilised the bidding partners & worked efficiently to swing the deal in their favour. No doubt there, we had seen in the previous bidding that Dr. Vijay Mallya was not present at the auction and someone else on his behalf completed the deal. Tharoor has also not received a penny for his services (unless payment is deferred at a due date) which gives him a clean image. The only point where Tharoor engages Modi is when the latter wanted the Kochi franchisee to not go to the people it went to. Tharoor is keenly interested to bring cricket to Kerela a genuine good. It is another matter that the money will flow to some parties only that will help him in the run-up to the election. This aside the game of twenty 20 cricket shall benefit the state of Kerela immensely & at grassroot level.
The protagonist Lalit Modi has had to face a lot of heat, thanks to a twitter armed politician. Tharoor has never won a battle on twitter.com but it has definitely left a mark on the rival. The whole matter was going without much attention until Tharoor left a tweet and then the butter dropped on the hot pan. Then Modi re-tweet-ed. After that the drama entered your living room. Tharoor said some things, Modi said some other things and the media said yet other things. Actually by this time both were ‘clarifying’ as to what the other person was saying. Modi had to first dip head down (read in a black BMW 7 series) into his office because some I-T guys had shown up unannounced. They wanted to ‘probe’ ‘certain’ matters. So Modi got busy in his office doing clerical work for the I-T guys, helping them get their hands on some files and more over planning his move when he exited the office.
When he did come out of the IPL headquarters his language said that “everything is under control and now you see how I shall thwart you on your playing field.” I have said before that always trust a Gujju in business. Modi had the plan in place before he got into the BCCI building. This I-T thing was merely an eyewash & a distraction.
There were his accusers who wanted to nail him for his business interests in certain franchisees. Modi showed them that there was nothing to indict him & went forward by showing the details of the recordings. No where is it mentioned that Lalit Modi is a beneficiary of any of the deals only his family members and even they are not his immediate family.
While Modi was in the IPL HQ with the I-T sleuths some passive monkeys raised a question that at some point either before the end of season or post it Mr. Lalit Modi shall be ousted from the post of Commissioner & Chairman of IPL. I almost died laughing at the foolishness of the question. Read my lips “Lalit Modi cannot be removed from the position where he is”. I have said before & I maintain, no matter how much it is to your dislike, Lalit Modi is not a pawn in this game he is a one man show & he will not be defeated at IPL. I have also said that he has engineered the whole business model that is better known as IPL. And he has contrived it keeping himself in mind. That is why he has two designations Commissioner & Chairman. He even said it that there is no provision in the constitution (of IPL) for a co-chairman or the impeachment of the Chairman. This is how detailed his model is. Lalit Modi wields immense power. Those who tell themselves that they have a chance of removing Modi in any way possible are building castles in the clouds. Besides he is the protagonist.