Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Telecoms Corruption Scandal Worth 1/6th Of Indian Annual Budget
It is quite strange that all the largest groups of media ignored for three years the biggest ever corruption scandal in Telecommunication sector of India. The people who were being aware of the scandal wondered about the silence of the media. After all informed people made the "Facebook" and "Twitter" the source of disclosure of the matter.Through these social websites the scandal reached to the International Media. The Indian Dailies "The Hindu" and " The Deccan Herald" were forced to publish the news. The government then was compelled to ask A Raja to resign. He submitted his resignation to PM Man Mohin Singh in mid of November 2010. Among media "Open Magazine" and "Outlook Magazine" high lighted the detailed reports of the scam. Open magazine also published the secret tips that wee recoded by the Income Tax department after transcribing those. The Pioneer newspaper published the story with the title," Tapped and Trapped" that was widely read.
The important personalities alleged to be involved in the scandal among the politicians are: A Raja Minister for Telecommunication, Kanimozi Member Rajia Sabha; and N.K Singh Member Rajia Sabha. Among journalists; Barkha Dat, Group Editor English News NDTV, M. K Veeno Senior Business Journalist, Prabho Chawla Editor India Today Magazine; Rajdeep Sar Deesai and Shankar Ire India Today Group, Veer Singhvee Advisory Editorial Director Hindustan Times: Coprporate Leaders include: Rattan Tata, Tata Group,Nirvan Das former head CII, Mukesh Ambani and Aneel Ambani Reliance Industries, Suneel Matal India AirTel, and Manooj Moodi Reliance Industries. Among others are:- Nera Radia Head of Public Relationing of Vaishanvi Communications, Ranjan Bhatta Charia son in-law of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpai, and Sohail Seth Management Guruand Columnist.
Courtesy The Daily Express (Urdu)