“There has not been a government at the Centre which has lied so much. The government has tried to subvert and corrupt constitutional institutions such as the CBI and the RBI...even the media. Defence has been neglected,” Shourie said.
The petitioners said they had collected some “evidence” and approached the CBI on October 4, seeking registration of an FIR and a probe into the case of “criminal misconduct” by “high-ranking public servants”.
At a press meet, Shourie, Sinha and Bhushan said public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which was part of the original negotiations, was pushed out and a newly-minted company, Reliance Defence Ltd, bagged an offset contract.
Delhi needs to play a more proactive role on the ground. And Kashmiris need to shed fanciful goals like azadi and start preparing a blueprint for the future without the baggage of the past, says Arun Shourie.
As India loses one of its most charismatic prime ministers, former Rajya Sabha MP Arun Shourie talks talks about all that Vajpayee stood for. “When Vajpayee ji made a promise, people believed him. There was a reason for that.”