The UPA government’s claim that there could not be a more transparent policy for allocation of coal blocks —which according to the Comptroller and Auditor General caused a loss of Rs.1.86 lakh crore to the exchequer and brought windfall gains to private firms — is amusing.
Our babus want to cut the subsidy on fertilizers and diesel but they remain silent when corporates make huge money from government transactions.
Have we, as a nation, become immune to scams and corruption, so much so that we feel nothing can be done? I am also a bit surprised that Team Anna and Ramdev are silent on corporate corruption. Non-political people should come together to fight corruption everywhere.
We know that our politicians will never lift a finger against it as they profit from scams.
It is disheartening to find that the Congress-led UPA government has caused great losses to the public exchequer in deal after deal. The rejection of the CAG’s report will not take the country on the path of development. Corruption has reached its worst levels and cannot be tolerated any more. A strong Lokpal is the need of the hour.
The beleaguered UPA government should wake up at least now — the losses incurred by the coal scam have crossed the 2G scam figures.
Every time the losses increase, private parties are the beneficiaries and the aam aadmi is the loser.
J.S. Sudheer Vyas,
The lack of transparency in the allocation of coal blocks and post-bid concessions to private parties smack of favouritism and unholy corporate-political nexus. The presumptive loss of Rs.1.86 lakh crore is huge.
The government should come out of denial mode and take up course correction in the best interest of the nation.
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