A perfect case of how the people in power can use it for personal gains. Indian politics has been known for it. Leaders holding posts leave no stone unturned to take vendetta. (Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha had publicly humiliated Karunannidhi by dragging him to Police station at midnight.)
The way politicians set the tunes to their favour was displayed in the recent proclaimation by the Centre that Prime Minister A B Vajpayee, deputy premier L K Advani and Union HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi had no role whatsoever in demolition of the Babri structure. The counsel of the Centre remarked:
The sadhus and sants were leaders of the Ayodhya movement. Vajpayee, Advani or Joshi were only supporting the movement as leaders of the BJP.
This despite the fact the Uma Bharti was publicly seen feeding sweets to Advani after the demolition had taken place. The blame was very conviniently put on Kalyan Singh who was quick enough to hit back holding Vajpayee and Advani reposnisble for the mishap.
Agreed, public memory is known to be short, but does the government think that the citizens are deaf and dumb too?