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AgustaWestland scam: Are our politicians interested in going to the bottom of this scandal?

May 05, 2016

AgustaWestland scam: Are our politicians interested in going to the bottom of this scandal?

Why would the BJP decline the demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the AgustaWestland issue? Its position that the CBI probe into the matter is in an advanced stage and thus it’s not the right time to disturb it, does not wash #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #InMyOpinion #parliament #AK Antony #Manohar Parrikar #Bofors #AgustaWestland #Chopper scam
Lessons from Bofors: Allegations without action backfire, BJP should quickly probe AgustaWestland

May 05, 2016

Lessons from Bofors: Allegations without action backfire, BJP should quickly probe AgustaWestland

The nation wants to know who was bribed for the AgustaWestland deal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar implored in Parliament on Wednesday #Sonia Gandhi #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #AK Antony #Manohar Parrikar #Bofors #VP Singh #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel
AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

May 04, 2016

AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

The fact that India cancelled the deal for the 12 VVIP AgustaWestland choppers (even though three were sent over for testing) robs the whole scandal of its sting #InMyOpinion #Ministry of Defence #Scams #Bofors #Defence procurement #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel #Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society
Sonia, Rahul's bravado stems from a sense of entitlement to immunity

May 04, 2016

Sonia, Rahul's bravado stems from a sense of entitlement to immunity

The bravados of Sonia and Rahul take me to school days. Only two sorts of boys used to crow all the time that they were not afraid of anyone. One, the class bullies and the other who got bullied. #Sonia Gandhi #JNU #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Nitish Kumar #Bofors #AgustaWestland #Jayprakash Narayan #VVIP chopper deal scam #AgustaWestland scam #jumla #Kanhaiya Kumar #Laloo Yadav #Ottavio Quattrochchi #Snamprogetti
AgustaWestland: Spectre of corruption continues to haunt the Congress

Apr 30, 2016

AgustaWestland: Spectre of corruption continues to haunt the Congress

The AgustaWestland deal can be said to be a part of the series of shady transactions such as the scams relating to 2G spectrum, the Commonwealth Games, the Adarsh housing society or the coal block allocations which characterised Manmohan Singh's tenure #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Congress #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #Bofors #AgustaWestland
Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

Apr 29, 2016

Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

April is the cruellest month, said TS Eliot. It has certainly been true this year in the context of scandals involving politics and the establishment #Sonia Gandhi #Lashkar-e-Taiba #P. Chidambaram #TheLongView #Narendra Modi #Ishrat Jahan #Bofors #9/11 attacks #AgustaWestland #Panama Papers
By choosing to play safe, Amitabh Bachchan has become a stranger to his own image

Jun 06, 2015

By choosing to play safe, Amitabh Bachchan has become a stranger to his own image

It is tragic that a flawed script has turned Bachchan into a living contradiction of the image that gave him his identity. #Amitabh Bachchan #ConnectTheDots #Rajiv Gandhi #Bofors #Zanjeer #VP Singh #Angry Young Man #Piku #Lal Badshah #Mrityudata