Posted on 13/08/2021
Mr. Kapil Sibal,
The Honourable Member of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Former Honourable Minister,
The Ministry Of Science & Technology,
The Ministry Of Human Resource Development,
The Ministry Of Communications & IT,
The Ministry Of Law & Justice
Dear Poet, Player, Performer, Politician and Pleader, our beloved P5,
PART-I: GAME OF CRICKET: I WITNESS⤡
We, the Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) FD-NCD-holders’ team, are hit by the repeated bouncers by the RBI-appointed Committee of Creditors (CoC) for DHFL under the newly introduced IBC 2016.
We are gravely injured by the cricket ball faster than 161.3km/h. Our docile bodies have crossed the threshold of our tolerance level. We are crippled as we possess no de facto helmets, jockstraps/abdominal guards or impact resistant cups, leg pads, elbow guards, gloves, arm guards or chest guards. Moreover, there are no de facto first-aiders and stretcher-bearers, who would take us to the physicians.
Why are there so much bouncers per over? The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a “two bouncers per over per batsman”, with a “two-run no-ball penalty” if the bowler exceeded two bouncers an over. Now who will bell the cat? Who will penalize? The umpires are busy with their itching palms (Rs. 1 Crore+ for them!)—they are not looking at the bowler’s step, who is overstepping the crease (“Partial” Observation⤡???). We are not only wounded by the short pitch balls, repeated Larwoodian bodyline bowling with no balls that are ignored by the vigilant umpires (or emperors), our three stumps have also been completely knocked out.
We are impelled to play test match series one after another without any breathing-spaces. There is no question of T20-Twenty or even one-day match. 21 COC meetings/test matches are over within the last 22 months. We are going to be vanquished or simply extinguished—just waiting for the third umpire’s politically appropriated, approximated, pre-codified and pre-determined decisions.
Since we, the DHFL-FD-holders’ team, are always compelled to play the last innings of the match, we have to follow the ascribed rules and regulations of the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method (DLS) ⤡ or IBC⤡, NHB Act ⤡, Companies Act⤡ , RBI Act⤡ in our rainy days. We are running out—time is also running out fast. That is our halting point: world-wide catastrophic pandemic (with inflation due to contraction of GDP by 24% in April to June, 2020). Our target has increased, though we, the DHFL-FD-NCD-holders’ team, do not know the rationale of such logico-mathematics of such legal provisions.
Alas! We, the DHFL-FD-NCD-holders’ team, are not united in solidarity. We are sledging our own players; we do not really believe in each other as some people are fishing in the troubled waters.
We, the DHFL-FD-holders’ team, are appealing to you to kindly rescue us from such catastrophic state-of-affairs by regulating the regulatory authorities with reference to the DHFL scam.
Please note the two hyperlinks given below to the “white paper” with relevant documents for litigation on the DEWAN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION LTD. (DHFL) Scam. We are requesting your kind advocacy and intervention for the ongoing legal battle in this regard.
According to our common sense, we have understood that it is a case of daylight looting of an ongoing, solvent company by depriving all the public investors that include FD and NCD Holders.
PART-II: THE REALM OF POETRY: MY WOR(L)D WITHIN ⤡
Dear Poet, we are too happy, when we got the news that Kapil Sibal dons the hat of a Poet at Jamia Millia Islamia (March 27, 2012)⤡. We are also happier to know that as a young performer, you had played many plays. Remembering the occasion at the Jamia Millia Islamia, where you had recited a soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Richard III, we are here dare to present a parody of Mark Antony’s speech (from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar) amalgamating it with some lines from Shakespeare’s Henry IV as well as the Hamlet to depict the contemporary political scenario and the DHFL Scam simultaneously. You know very well that sarcasm (or satire) is the one of the best non-violent weapons against autocracy [cf. India Is No Longer a Democracy but an ‘Electoral Autocracy’: Swedish Institute ⤡ (As reported on 11th March 2021, © The Wire). The Freedom House also dropped India from the list of “Free Countries” in its annual report entitled “Democracy under Siege” VIEW HERE ⤡. India is now only ‘partly free’ under Modi, says report ⤡ (As reported on 3rd March, 2021 © BBC News)] and ramshackle judiciary [cf. Judiciary ramshackled, going to court is useless: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on 14th February, 2021 © The Indian Express). Mukul Rohatgi, Ex-Attorney General of India, the deux ex machina behind our miseries, said in the NDTV interview⤡ (12/11/2020) by reiterating Hon. Justice Krishna Iyer, “Jurisprudence has gone astray, seem jail is rule, bail exception.”]
Therefore, in this context, we are presenting you a parody:
Friends, Indians , countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury cunning Piramal, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with AAP (Adani-Ambani-Piramal).
The wretched of the earth
Hath told you Piramal is ambitious:
If it were so, it is a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Shaktikanta answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Modi-Shah and the rest–
For Nirmalaji is an honourable woman;
So are they all, all honourable (wo)men–
Come I to speak in COC’s funeral.
They are my friends, faithful and just to me:
But we say Piramal is ambitious;
And R. S. Kumar is an honourable man.
He hath done a stupendous task for small investors.
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Does this in Piramal seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Modiji hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet we say Piramal and Modi-Shah gang are ambitious;
And Modi-Shah-Shaktikanta are all honourable men.
You all did see that on the funeral of the COC,
We twice presented Modiji a kingly crown,
Which he did accept it for the welfare of all of us: was this ambition?
Remember that uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. As a king, Modiji has the Sword of Damocles hanging over his head.
Yet we say Piramal is ambitious;
And, sure, Dawood-Mirchi-RKW-DHFL-BJP Collusion⤡ is an honourable attempt for bereaving the retail small investors.
I speak not to disprove what NCLAT spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love the ruling party, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for a valley of death?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with COC,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
We, on behalf of all the victims of DHFL Scam, are requesting you for your kind advocacy not only for Mr. Kapil Wadhawan, but also for the wretched of the earth, the DHFL Scam victims, whose human rights are infringed. They cannot afford the cost of the legal cases. They are not so rich to reach your space of justice [Poor get gallows, rich mostly escape VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on 21st July, 2015 © The Times on India)].
For you, as you know P5, are our angel.
Judge, O god of justice, how dearly we lov’d this space of freedom!
This CoC is the most unkindest cut of all;
For when we saw ourselves being stabbed,
Ingratitude thy name is the King’s crony-gang of two,
more strong than royal traitors’ arms,
Quite vanquish’d us: then burst our mighty
hearts. . .
We are confident enough that you, our beloved P5, will win the case and then we can recite with you the following immortal lines of the Bard of Avon:
O, what a fall was there, my countrymen!
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
Whilst bloody treason⤡ flourished over us.
Oh, now you weep, and, I perceive, you feel
The dint of pity. These are gracious drops.
Kind souls, what, weep you when you but behold
Our Caesar’s vesture wounded? Look you here,
Here is himself, marred, as you see, with traitors.
Hoping for the rainbow coalition for dethroning the sceptre of plutocracy.
Dr. Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay
Mrs. Rupa Bandyopadhyay
Mr. Akhar Bandyopadhyay
A Victimized Family of Bewildered, Beleaguered, Perplexed, Anguished, Anxious, Hapless, Helpless and Ailing DHFL FD Holders
ON BEHALF OF ALL ANGUISHED, AILING DHFL FD, NCD AND SHAREHOLDERS [USUAL DISCLAIMERS APPLY]
बहुजनहिताय बहुजनसुखाय च॥
(“For the happiness of the many, for the welfare of the many”)