caught in the act?: A report about a Tehelka-style spycam sting, published by national daily The Indian Express on November 16, left Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dilip Singh Judeo with no option but to quit as the Union minister of state for environment and forests. The video footage showed the ex-minister allegedly taking a bribe to grant mining rights in Chhattisgarh and Orissa to an Australian company.
The expos comes days after the 19th World Mining Congress in New Delhi, where the Union government welcomed transnational mining companies with open arms (see Down To Earth, 'Quarry hunt', November 30, 2003). The CBI is probing the matter.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.