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General V.K. Singh's disclosure that he was offered a bribe of Rs. 14 crore in connection with a commercial transaction related to the purchase of vehicles for the Army some months ago and that he had reported it to A.K. Anthony, the defence minister - cannot be overlooked as just another corruption case. Comments Pl.

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Asked by rashmi, 30 Mar '12 08:50 am
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It also raises questions on government's claim of handling corruption cases effectively. Its even more appalling that the defence minister preferred not to act into the matter and kept mum even after the matter being brought to his notice by none other than the Army chief. Before the controversy gets murkier due to allegations and counter-allegations, the prime minister should ask the cabinet secretary to take over the responsibility for further enquiries to establish the truth.
Answered by sumati gayki, 30 Mar '12 08:53 am

 
  
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Mr.A.K.Antony has a name for being honest. But honesty is one thing and ability, efficiency, experience are other things. He lacks administrative faculity in him. When the matter of bribe offer brought to his notice orally by Army Chief, the process of correction would have started that time itself. His present excuse is that Army Chief has not given in writing. He also says, I asked him to take action. I am not justifying General's action. He also should have taken action. Probably, he could not because there are people who indulge in corruption have god fathers in the political line. If General takes action, for political reason it may boomarang. If defence minister wanted any improvement in his portfolio, he could have taken initiative. But he acted like another beurocrat. People may say, General's action is in frustration. May be, but fact remains, there is corruption, military is devoid of running skill let alone capacity to launch offensive attack. Whole blame goes to the respect ...more
Answered by dinkar shetty, 30 Mar '12 10:11 am

 
  
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It also raises questions on government's claim of handling corruption cases effectively. Its even more appalling that the defence minister preferred not to act into the matter and kept mum even after the matter being brought to his notice by none other than the Army chief. Before the controversy gets murkier due to allegations and counter-allegations, the prime minister should ask the cabinet secretary to take over the responsibility for further enquiries to establish the truth.
Answered by rajan, 08 Jul '13 05:20 pm

 
  
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