When A Raja got trapped in his own mobile phone!

Hi again :)….Egypt celebrates its liberty at last. Mubarak steps down after 18 days of revolution on the streets of Cairo. Egypt Mubarak!

The Chosen One today, however, is not Hosni Mubarak (who was here last week) but the ex-telecom Minister of India, A Raja.

When I started this blog, I so wanted to stay out of any political chaos. My father said I couldn’t and he is right (as always). We can’t really wash our hands off events which affect an entire nation and the society at large…What really got him here is the amount which he earned as bribes.

He could have got bribes to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore, and have put the loss to the exchequer due to selling of spectrum at undervalued rates at Rs 40,000-50,000 crore!

Raja hit headlines for the wrong reasons ever since he allocated license for the 2G bandwidth in 2007 soon after he took over the Telecom department.

He decided in 2007 to bring in new players and give licenses and spectrum as per the existing policy of “first-cum-first-serve” basis and rejected demands for auctioning.

We still don’t have people protesting on the streets…however, that day may not be too far if things continue to happen in this manner.

On a lighter note, the last thing India i.e. the largest democracy in the world, needs now is A Raja (A King literally)…

Jai Hind

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