You can’t fool everyone all the time
Band Narvijay Yadav
These people are very harmful and take you to an unknown place without your knowledge, where deceptive promises are made based on an imaginary business and in the end, you are forced to participate in their dubious schemes and also invest money. In these deceptive meetings, some of the organizers show their luxurious lifestyle and tell you that if you want to lead such a fabulous lifestyle, immediately join their plan and also bring your friends and acquaintances to the next meeting. Going to a few such meetings, one question always popped up in my mind: if these people are right, why are they calling everyone suspiciously? If it is possible to make a lot of money this way, why is there no open discussion about it in the media or in the markets? When there is so much unemployment in the country, why doesn’t everyone openly engage in this activity? Why do these people run their business quietly? The question also arose in the mind whether these people really make a lot of money? Besides losing my money in such ventures, I also lost some of my friends.
When the reality of these fraudulent companies and their agents came to light, I wondered why no information or analysis was found in the media about such deceptive operations? No newspaper has ever published a report on such enterprises. Now, when the Law Enforcement Directorate (DE) cracked down on one of these big multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, news broke in the media. I am talking about Amway India, whose property and bank accounts worth Rs 758 crore were seized by the ED. The company is accused of money laundering by selling its expensive goods to 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 agents to get closer to their relatives and friends to expand the network.
In Punjab, the Aam Aadmi party has made many lucrative promises to win the polls. When the government was formed, people started wondering where they would get the necessary funds from to fulfill the pledges as the state was in debt of Rs 3 lakh crore. Disturbed by this, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called Prime Minister Modi right after he was sworn in and demanded one lakh crore rupees in grant. Where did the loan amount go? This question kept coming back to her mind. When the records were checked, it was amazing to know that in the past few years, no government hospital or government university has been opened in Punjab. The highways that were built were made by private companies, so who took the money? Akali Dal and the Congress have so far ruled in Punjab. Consequently, Mann announced that the heavy borrowing from the state will be investigated and recovery will be made from those found guilty. They do say you can fool everyone some of the time and some people all the time, but you can’t fool everyone all the time!
(The author is a senior journalist and columnist. Opinions expressed are the personal opinion of the author. He can be reached on Twitter @NarvijayYadav)