You cannot fool all the people all the time
Such people are very harmful who take you to an unknown place without your knowledge, where deceitful promises are made on the basis of an imaginary business and in the end you are pressured to participate in their doubtful schemes and invest money also.
Such people are very harmful who take you to an unknown place without your knowledge, where deceitful promises are made on the basis of an imaginary business and in the end you are pressured to participate in their doubtful schemes and invest money also. In these deceitful meetings some of the organisers show off their luxurious lifestyle, and tell you that if you want to lead such a fabulous lifestyle, then join their scheme immediately and also bring your friends and acquaintances to the next meeting. Going to a few such meetings, a question always arose in my mind that if these people are right then why do they call everyone in a suspicious manner? If good money can be made in this way, then why is there no open discussion about it in the media or in the markets? When there is so much unemployment in the country then why not everyone take up this business openly? Why do these people run their business discreetly? The question also arose in the mind that do such people really earn good money? Besides losing my money in such ventures, I lost a few of my friends too.
When the reality of such fraudulent firms and their agents came to light, I wondered why not a single news or analysis was found in the media about such misleading operations? No newspaper ever published a report about such businesses. Now when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has cracked down on one such big multi-level marketing (MLM) company, news appeared in the media. I am talking about Amway India, whose property and bank accounts worth Rs 758 crore have been attached by the ED. The company is accused of money laundering by selling its costly goods to the gullible people on the pretext that by doing so they will become super rich. The entire promotion of the company is based on the promise of high income, not on the quality of the products and their price. The firm asks the agents to approach their relatives and friends to spread the network.
In Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party made many lucrative promises to win the polls. When the government was formed, people started asking questions from where they will get the funds to fulfill the promises, because the state has been under debt of 3 lakh crore rupees. Disturbed by this, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called on Prime Minister Modi just after taking oath and demanded one lakh crore rupees in grant. Where did the loan amount disappear? This question was arising in his mind again and again. When the records were checked, it was astonishing to know that for the last several years, neither a single government hospital nor a government university was opened in Punjab. The highways that were built were made by private companies, so who took away the money? Akali Dal and Congress have ruled in Punjab so far. Therefore, Mann has announced that the heavy loan incurred on the state will be investigated and recovery will be made from those found guilty. It is truly said that you can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time!
(Writer is a senior journalist & columnist)