" Yes, go ahead an give an unelected group of violence-trained and unsocially regimented men full autonomy while they keep taking full cash and budget support from the people. Give them money, freedom and then zero accountability. THAT WILL MAKE INDIA BETTER? We're going to end up with an Indian version of ISI / KGB / Stasi / secret military police, if you read some history then you'll find out that they became an even bigger problem than the one they were set up to cure! They have all turned out to screw the very nation they make a big show of defending.
Whatever the issues of corrupt politicians etc are, it is not a justification to DESTROY (all chances of) people's self-rule. This is a case of curing a headache by shooting yourself in the head.
Corruption is an inbuilt symptom of the system of money and centralization. CBI cannot cure it, will not cure it.
Take a look at the other comments on the post... There is an unexamined assumption doing the rounds that each and every person who will ever work in the CBI is some doodh ka dhula, pure, clean, incorruptible, non-ambitious, non-power-seeking, kind, loving angel sent down from Heaven by God:
"No political party in power will like to give a free hand to CBI because this is one of the strongest tools in their hands to whip opposition and control and overawe those who are not favorable to them.It is only highest judiciary in the country who may do something -but finally enactment of law is the domain of legislature only. Even people of this country cannot do anything because they are under compulsion to vote for A or B and when A and B are mixed up,people can do nothing.And people,as on day,are not able to bring any kind of revolution to force political parties to toe their line..................."
"all have conflicts of interest.. very sad that the so called honest pm supporting all unholy things.. this government is a liability..."
"जागो INDIA जागो ! अभी सही समय है. हो रहा है भारत बरबाद..बचा lo भारत ko. LETS THROW THIS GOVT & CORRUPT POLITICIANS OUT IN 2014 & BRING A GOVT WHO CAN PUT ALL CRIMINALS & CORRUPTS BEHIND THE BARS. PLZ SHARE WITH ALL. JAI HIND..."
"I think CBI should have autonomy."Idiots! And yeah, I don't expect TOI to keep that comment there for too long... even the mainstream media is controlled by the same people who want to bring about totalitarian rule without accountability.