Drowning in scams

Print edition : May 31, 2013

Manmohan Singh with Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, and Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. The two Ministers have claimed that the Karnataka election results have shown that the people have ignored the corruption scandals. Photo: Kamal Narang

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the 8th Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Divas Sammelan in New Delhi in February. Many Congress leaders believe that the Prime Minister and the party president had divergent views on action against the scam-hit Ministers.

Pawan Kumar Bansal, who resigned as Minister of Railways following charges of misuse of official position. Photo: Kamal Narang

Ashwani Kumar. Photo: Vijay Kumar Joshi /PTI

Sriprakash Jaiswal. His name figures in the Coalgate scam. Photo: PTI

Virbhadra Singh. He quit the Union government following corruption charges. Photo: V. Sudershan

Salman Khurshid. He faced allegations of misuse of the funds of a trust he ran. Photo: Kamal Narang

Suresh Kalmadi. He faces cases relating to the CWG scam. Photo: PTI

M.S. Gill. He lost his post as Minister of Sports following the CWG scam. Photo: V SUDERSHAN

A. Raja of the DMK. He lost his job and went to jail in the wake of the 2G scam. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Subodh Kant Sahay, former Minister for Tourism. He is under Coalgate probe. Photo: The Hindu

The UPA-II government has set a record of sorts in corruption scams and administrative malfeasance, but its leadership remains apparently unmoved.

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