Advertisement
Monday, Oct 25, 2021
Outlook.com

Baig Not To differ

In an election year, the stamp scam can give the Congress a good licking Updates

Baig Not To differ
Baig Not To differ
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
The website of the Stamp IT, the investigating team probing the multi-crore stamp paper scam in Karnataka, has of late been swamped by hate mail against politicians of Maharashtra, AP and Karnataka ("Nikamma Indians", "deshdrohis"). Much of it drips with sarcasm, slamming Karnataka chief minister S.M. Krishna's nonchalance, and his protecting small-scale industries minister Roshan Baig despite obvious evidence on his dealings with Abdul Karim Telgi. Krishna, on his part, did finally ask for his colleague's resignation (the first politician to quit in ignominy in Karnataka), but the eleventh hour tactics could still prove an ominous stain on the 'clean image' of the Congress government in the run-up to the parliamentary and assembly elections.

It took some tough talking by the CM to compel Baig to put in his papers soon after the arrest of younger sibling Rehan Baig in December. The strategy was to get his resignation ahead of the winter session of the assembly in January—to try and blunt the Opposition's onslaught. But Baig wouldn't give in. Instead, he chose to...
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.

Aryan Khan Case: Witness Alleges NCB Asked For Rs 18 Crore Bribe From Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan Khan Case: Witness Alleges NCB Asked For Rs 18 Crore Bribe From Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan Khan, who is currently lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, was arrested on October 2 on a cruise in connection to the possession of illegal drugs.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Break Jinx Vs India In Style

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Break Jinx Vs India In Style

Babar Azam (68) and Mohammad Rizwan (79) made light of a 152-run target to help Pakistan break a World Cup jinx against India.

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

Advertisement