In Brief

It does not bode well for a government when its choice for the country’s new anti-corruption chief is blocked by the judiciary because he has been accused of corruption.

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It does not bode well for a government when its choice for the country’s new anti-corruption chief is blocked by the judiciary because he has been accused of corruption.

This is just one in a string of embarrassing revelations involving corruption in India, casting doubt over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s squeaky clean image.

Meanwhile, recent Wikileaks documents have revealed that Singh’s Congress party might have paid parliamentarians to vote in favour of a civil nuclear deal with the US in 2008.
While no one believes that Singh himself has been involved in any corrupt dealings, there is public disquiet over his perceived failure to take decisive action to prevent corruption from occurring around him.

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