Sunday, May 09, 2010

What's with the telecom scam?

Headlines Today have been going hammer and tongs with their expose for the last two or three days, while there's not a peep from the likes of The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, and The Times of India. Isn't a tapped telephone conversation involving a minister -- in the central government, no less -- in which he discusses portfolio allocation with a corporate lobbyist ("My case is cleared?") worthy of at least a couple of centimeters of column space?

This government has to be the sleaziest one ever, by a long mile. What with doubts being raised about our voting machines, I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that they came to power by rigging the EVMs. Having somebody like Manmohan Singh at the helm only makes it worse.