Belikere Iron Ore Transportation `Century’s biggest scam’ Dubs Congress


Belikere Iron Ore Transportation `Century’s biggest scam’ Dubs Congress
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Bangalore, June 29: The illegal mining and transportation of 50 lakh tonnes of iron ore worth Rs 3,000 crore from Bellary district to Belikere port in Uttara Kannada, was dubbed by the Congress party leaders, as the ``century’s biggest scam.’’

Congress opposition party leader in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah, who sought to move an adjournment motion on the issue in the state assembly on Tuesday, alleged that iron ore was illegal mined in Bellary, Hospet and Sandur without valid permits or payment of any royalty as well as forest development tax and value added tax to the state exchequer worth several crores of rupees.

Lambasting the B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP government for its total failure to curb illegal mining and other irregularies as well as being responsible for creating a situation forcing a man of impeccable honesty and probity like the state Lok Ayukta, Justice N Santhosh Hegde, the Congress leader said: ``Illegal mining is the state’s biggest scam and the daylight robbery.’’

Despite a criminal case against illegal storing of iron ore at the Belikere port, the iron ore was shipped out from the port. The cost of iron ore per tonne was $ 120. Though there are seven check posts from Bellary to Karwar, no one had sized the illegally transport ore, he said accusing the Yeddyurappa regime for allowing the state’s valuable mineral resources to be looted by the Bellary mining lords in order to ensure that the chief minister safeguarded his gaddi.

Both Forest and Mines and Geology portfolios were directly handled by the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. Illegally stored iron ore was seized following the Lokayukta’s intervention, he said.

Narrating the events that led to the resignation of Justice Santosh Hegde, Siddaramaiah said, ``the resignation is a slap on the institution. It is murder of democracy and constitutional breakdown.”

Lack of cooperation to the Lokayukta, suspension of honest officers involved in various probe cases, reinstatement of suspended “corrupt”officials hurt Justice Hegde, Siddaramaiah said.

The Congress leader, who called on Justice Hegde on Monday, said the resignation of the Lokayukta caused a major embarrassment to the ruling party.

The Lokayukta himself said that lack of cooperation and “careless attitude of the Government” forced him to quit, Siddaramaiah said pointing out that the BJP mentioned in its poll manifesto that it would grant suo motu powers to the Lokayukta if it come to power.

But after it came to power in 2008, it betrayed the people by not implementing its assurance, he said. Siddaramaiah said showing disrespect to the Lokayukta would not bring any laurels to the ruling BJP.

“We crated the Lokayuktan institution and now we are showing disrespect to it,” he said and
urged the Chief Minister to ask Justice Hegde to continue in the office.

He pointed  out that  Justice Rama Jois, MP, and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram too
requested Justice Hegde to withdraw the resignation, the Congress leader said and sought discussion of the issue under the adjournment motion.

When Speaker K G Bopaiah denied permission to make preliminary submission to JD(S) floor leader H D Revanna, JD (S) members staged a dhana in the well of the house before the Chair.

However, when Siddaramiah made request to the Speaker, JD(S) leader Revanna was allowed to speak on the issue.

Meanwhile, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar, who displaying the party’s manifesto, said the party had only promised of strengthening the hands of the Lokayukta to root out corruption in the administration.

The minister said said the issue raised by the Opposition was not suitable for discussion under the adjournment motion and appealed to the Speaker to allow discussion under Rule 69 of the House.

Immediately, the Speaker rejected the Opposition’s plea and asked Siddaramaiah to speak on the issue under Rule 69 of the House.

When Congress and JD (S) members opposed the discussion under Rule 69, the Speaker adjourned the House for lunch. The discussion remained inconclusive.

  

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  • T.K. Hamza, Kushal Nagar

    Thu, Jul 1 2010

    No Wonder if BJP government made states mineral assets looting is legal, you need to do only one thing, assure CM of his chair, he sheds croco tears where ever it is necessary and enjoy the power.

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  • Vera Alvares, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Daijiworld is doing the citizens of this country a favour by exposing scams like this one. India is your country and mine. Can we come togther irrespective of our religion, party affiliation and loyalties to stand behind those who bring to light such scams and raise our voices to end political corruption? Agreed, ALL political parties are corrupt because those who join politics choose it as a carrer,a profession to make quick money. Agreed, there are scores of unearthed scams, there are also score of political scams where the politicians have gone scot free. Maybe they have adifferent set of laws. Corruption in this country goes on, on a gargantuan scale right under the noses of the citizens because we fight each other instead of fighting the corrupt policies of the government.A glaring example is the Lokyukta who is cornered and forced to withdraw just because he dared to lay before the people the huge scale of a scam at Bilikere!!

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  • Greg, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Why not have an Application Form to join a Corrupt political Party ?

    Qualifications : 1st Std failed only.

    On the Board , we can have the Reddy Brothers , Yediyurappa , Hallappa , Krishna Palemar , Anand Asnotikar ( Karwar District & Ports Minister & Iron Ore Exporter )et all.

    The first question in the form should be : Where does Bellary & Karwar lie in Karnataka ?

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  • VIKA DUBAI, UDUPI

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    NAGESH MAYAK,GURU MANGALORE,NICE JOKES FROM YOU TODAY COMPARING OTHER DAYS..............KEEP ON WRITING....ATLEEST DAIJI READERS CAN LAUGH BEFORE THEY GO TO SLEEP...........JAI HO ........

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  • Prakash, Mangalore/Muscat

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Dear fellow readers, please connect the scams to any political party. All political parties are same. There are large hidden scams which are still unknown in every party!

    Let us raise our concern to clean up the system, punish the guillty, empowering the judiciary, etc.

    Unfortunately, no one speaks about amendment of Indian Constitution, IPC, etc to make the democracy meaningful. Give your comments on this my fellow citizens and not blame game.

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  • Frank, udupi

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Bindas, bangalore..well said i agree with you brother...nagesh nayak is time pass

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  • Narayana Bhat, Majeshwara

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    We had some respect with our Minister Krishna Palemar, we thought that he is sincere, respectable, non-corrupt, but the recent developments made us to loose complete faith with this corrupt minister. Now we think that he made cores of rupees, now it is clear that he also joined with this Ballari valueless corrupt politicians. You shattered all our hopes. It is disgrace to the entire people of South Kanara. We kindly request you to resign from your post and facilitate the smooth conduct of probe at Bailkere Port. How dare you are to suspend a honest officer just because that he did not attend a meeting? Do you think that people of Southkanara are so foolish to believe your cunning expiations? It is pertinent that you rang the death knell for the honest, sincere and people oriented approach of Ministers of South Kanara and Udupi District. I cannot understand, why our Home Minister continues in that ministry? Though I campaigned for BJP, now I lost all the faith, hope with this team. It is better to resign rather than continue with corrupt politicians. My suggestion to our Chief Minister 1) Give absolute power to Lokayuktha 2)Take all the appropriate steps and create conducive atmosphere to withdraw the resignation of Justice Hegde 3) Conduct quick impartical enquiry and charge sheet all the Minister concerned with illegal export of mines at Bailkere (After removing the concerned Minster) 4) Go for fresh mandate, if defeated also, don’t worry, Congress cannot achieve its innate dream of amassing wealth by more corrupt practices, as they have been requesting to give more powers to Lokayuktha. If you follow these steps, at least, there is a chance of coming to power, that too without Bellary Brothers, otherwise, there will not be any hopes, your days are numbered.

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  • The Guru, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Dave, Mangalore

    Check sonia gandhi enclyopedia, no one can even track thier account u know why coz she is the second powerful woman poltician in the world and not to reveal her identity she might have paid huge some of money to swiss bank.

    When swiss bank is ready to furnish the details why does congi govt request for the same...

    crores and crores of illegal money can be brought to india.. think 60 years of congi rule how much money would have been there.. be practical man...

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  • ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE/YANBU-KSA

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    EVER BIGGEST SCANDAL RECORDED IN KARNATAK PARICULARLY AND GENERALLY IN INDIA.THIS IS NOTHING BUT DAY ROBBERY BY BJP GOVT OF KARNATAKA.MINES DEPARTMENT HANDLED BY CM AND SHOULD TAKE MORAL RESPONSIBILTY BY QIUTING THE CM CHAIR?

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  • sudarshan shetty, gangimut/uae

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    look who is talking. shame on congress . looted country for 55 years still has guts to say this.

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  • MAS, Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Well,
    when it comes to politics there is no congress, BJP or JDs its all about community culprits.
    every individual in the poltical career does a scam some are major and some are mnior. however the impact of the same is faced by we the citizen of india . instead of we critising each others comment why not we have forum against political flaws where we can protest against theses anti social activites and scams .

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  • bindas, bangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    come on grow up mr.nagesh nayak......you and your comments are so silly like a kid

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  • GIRISH, MLORE / SHJ

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    BJP Govt is run by bellary reddys.yeddy is a scapegoat . this govt is a most corrupt govt. we had in independent india.congress ki jai

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  • Arshad Kadli, Bhatkal / Al Khobar

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    These Conressmen seems to be very bad at general knowledge. To rate a scam as 'the biggest of century' we should be at the end of century. We are just a decade into it. Congress, BJP, JDS and others have 90 more years to prove themselves. It is only 2010 meaning we are still at the starting point of the race. Somewhere in 2102 my grandson will argue with Nagesh Anna's grandson on who qualifies for biggest crook of the century.

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  • Vishwamitra, Parna Kutir

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Gregory and Sameer, well said.

    I doubt it would take just 10 years for Karnataka to prosper if they follow Singapore model. The same role model only took 4 years for the entire Shangai to re-build the biz capital, and nearly 10 years to re-build their capital, the Beijing.

    It took less than 20 years to build total 7 most sophisticated ring roads that has atleast 8 to 10 lanes and all the safety features for emergency landing, in Beijing (the last ring is atleast 60 km away or so). You know how long it took to build one ring road in Bangalore ?

    To dig a KM lengthy road in Shimoga proper it took more than a year and the new concrete road after 3 years was still in-complete, as of last Dec. I guess the basic problem is that there are no Ores in Shimoga proper.

    one thing for sure. One has to admit the fact that - Andhra Reddies are better diggers. Unfortunate that the party does not recognize their talent and hence the wrong portfolio assignement. Transport ministry should have been the appropriate portfolio.

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  • Dave, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Sujith, u like to live in the world of lies & halftruths of politicians, when truth is revealed it hurts u guys. The present wrong of looting the mineral wealth belonging to us is nothing for u , u want to justify it by showing what in the past took place. U only want wrongs of other parties highlighted, but doesn't want to see what BJP is doing in Karnataka[relentlessly raping its own wealth & citizens]
    Now let the readers decide who is curse to this nation-people like u or me.

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  • sameer shaikh, Karwar

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Mr Nagesh Nayak. You are sitting in Bangalore you come to Karwar / Belekeri you will come to now how havoc the iron ore trucks are playing.How many people are killed due to the rough driving of the ore trucks, how much inconvenience it has casued to general public. At night the ore trucks block NH-17 from Baleguli cross Ankola to Belekeri port cross (hardly a distance of 2 kms) it takes 2 hours to public transport buses to cross this 2 Km strech. Because i am a regular travler from Mangalore to Karwar by road at night i can feel. There is no traffic rules, laws, police, RTO all are busy counting the bribe money paid by mining lobby & it all happens in yedi's rule. Do you now Mr Nagesh the people residing near Belekeri & karwar port their houses, air, food, water all are polluted by this ore dust.

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  • Donald, udupi/bangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Syed gud comments.. Even i want to meet this guy(Nagesha) once... I don't know what congress has done to this person.. Nagesh mamu we will have a conference on this .. don't worry..

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  • Gregory, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    The Bofors scam was alleged to have been 60 Crores . True or False, the NDA Govt then spent over 100 crores on investigation, foreign trips with family and by 1st Class air travel,residing in 5 star hotels in London,Stockholm, Brussels, Geneva , Zurick, Frankfurt etc.Was'nt that a scam too in the name of an investigation ? Who's money did the NDA use for it . Your's & my money .

    How did the Reddy Brothers get their mining License ? Through fairplay or faulplay ? Did they help Yediyurappa with black money bags during the Assembly elections ? Is that the reason why Yediyurappa is looking the other way inspite of Justice Santosh Hegde's exposure ?

    Its "Loot & Rob Karnataka" first that we have to be bothered about immediately. Shameless , ruthless , uneducated and disgusting people are ruling every second of us in Karnataka.No doubt the maoists are at our doorstep.

    Infact we were better behaved during the Emergency to a certain extent when the Indian people were paying their taxes . Like Singapore , we too need a dictator of a good kind for atleast 10 years to command and direct the rule of law of the land and without excesses.The word Democracy is being misused in India for personal gains by Politicians. (The biggest crooks in the World are the Indian Politicians ). The Police Dept. all over the country should directly come under the President of India and not the State Govt.Only then things will change.I hope readers would understand what I mean and for a better India.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Muscat

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Fatima,Bofors is a child's play when compared to Bhopal.Will the real story behind why the criminals were allowed to escape,will ever come out???? Whether its Congress or BJP.They are different brand names of the same product.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Muscat

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Fatima, Bofors is a child's play when compared to Bopal. Will the real story behind why the criminals were allowed to escape,will ever come out???? Whether its Congress or BJP.They are different brand names of the same product.

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  • Dave, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Guru,mangalore-it seems u have insider knowledge about Swiss Banks-then give their account number & the amount they recieved to the media-why try to spread lies as if u know everything. The very person(V P Singh) who benefited by accusing Rajiv admitted later Rajiv or his family didn't recieve any kick-backs after he came to power. Even NDA didn't have any proof when they ruled for 6 years, otherwise they would've nailed Rahul & Sonia to demolish the Congress from Indain political map.
    Arun what plan failed in Indo Pak war causing loss of thousands of lives-why hide behind half sentences without elaborating, are u refering to Kargil fiasco. Finally it seems Nagesh maam has company.

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  • Shail, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Dave D'souza, people like u r responsible for these kind of scams happening in India, who always nod right for whatever u r favourite politicians do and says. Disgusting man. i am not supporting any Political party, but i don agree wit this statement of Karnataka Congress leaders...they are frustrated people.

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  • Jeelan, Hospet/Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    People! almost every individual was earning his bread.

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  • james, Pangla /Bahrain.

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Dear Sayed, You dont have to meet "Mamu" Nagesh. His writings speak for his party he belongs, they are plenty and speak a lot about their Uncle Yeddy...

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  • Henry Martis, Pabgla/Muscat

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Indeed it is a big scam of BJP. During congress ruling time Bofors scam and now BJP scam. When JDS scam will come.....

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  • Carl Dsilva, Puttur

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    When we look at 60 years of CONGRESS rule the corruption is negligible compared to BJP's Rule.

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  • koliya, manglore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Nagesh Mamu
    all of that politicians from sangh parivar they mingled with cong,.commited.

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  • Rocky, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Nothing is going to happen since the ministers are involved in this scam. Don't expect any justice in Karnataka!!

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  • sayed, Udupi/Abudhabi

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    I really like this guy (Nagesh Mamu)and his comments,if something wrong happens in his house or wherever in the world he will surely blame Congress & Sonia Gandhi, Once in a life time i want to meet this guy personally

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  • Sujith Nayak, Mangalore,Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Mr.Dave D'souza...you are a fit person for congress in my understanding.They need people like you.Do join.Its my humble request.You are very good at differentiating between the scams and not condemning it.You can also make huge amount of money more than your elder congress men.People like you are nothing but a curse for India.

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    HI FOLKS, MINING LOBBY HAS STARTED DURING BRITISH ERA.

    BRITISHERS LOOTED AS MUCH AS THEY WANT TO BUILD CITY LIKE LONDON ETCC.

    CONGRESS HAS LOOTED ALMOST WHOLE INDIA INCLUDING BELLARY IN LAST 60 YEARS.

    WHEN CONGRESS LOOTED NO MEDIA COVERAGE , NO LOKAYUKTA , NO PSUDOES COMMENTS.

    NOW SHRI. REDDY BROTHERS ARE DOING THEIR BUSINESS WITH PROPER LICENCE.

    CONGRESS POLICIES:

    1. SWALLOWING FLOOD RELIEF FUND FOR RENOVATING CONGRESS OFFICE, FOR T-SHIRT WITH 40 YEARS OLD YOUTH PHOTO, FOR TOURING BY AIR, FOR PRINTING BROCHURES.

    2. ACQUIRING ILLEGALLY LAND BELONGS TO SHRI. RAJENDRA PRASAD ( EX PRESIDENT) FOR CONGRESS OFFICE. THE LAND KEPT FOR BUILDING GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL.

    3. APPEASING MINORITIES FOR FEW VOTES .

    4. HIKING THE PRICES OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ETC..

    5. KEEPING OUR BORDERS OPEN SO THAT MAOISTS, TERORRISTS CAN ENETR EASILY TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE, DEFENCE PERSONS & DAMEGAE PEIVATE & PUBLIC PROPERTIES.

    CONGRESS IS NOT AT ALL BOTHERED ABOUT POOR, COMMON & MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE.

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  • sayed, Udupi/Abudhabi

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Dear Readers, actually speaking we are culprits for present situation who elected these politicians
    This is time to think.......

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  • MATEEN, MOODBIDRI- ALANGAR

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Mr. The Guru,
    it seems from your comments and Statements you are active member BJP Political Party.

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  • Arun CK, Mangalore-Dubai

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Sorry I meant India-China war.

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  • Roshin Pinto, Madikeri

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Terrorists and Mafia's are none other but our Indian Polititians. This is only the reason poor people remained still poor without a meal per day in India. If they are caught in this act we/govt. should terminate and banned them permanently. Indian polititians are killing India.

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  • hemanth, mangalore/France

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Siddanna....looks FRESH today...
    (funny to watch the video taken when he visted Bellary last week......)

    Guys(siddanna,shiva,despande)...atleast wake up now and form a good opposition running....

    I feel its total opposition party failed in functioning properly in karnatka...if u do that next time congress wont get even 25 seats...
    Protest against resignation of santhosh hegde which is black mark to state government...be united....

    All the best..........

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  • Arun CK, Mangalore-Dubai

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    If this the ruling BJP are the biggest scamistors, then the Congress is responsible for biggest tragedy's of the country.
    1. Failing plan resulting thousands lives lost in Indo Pak war.
    2. Over 4000 lives lost in gas tragendy and the justice get delayed, now they want to make Anderson Bali ka Bakra who is at his 90's with one leg already on the grave and these people want to get him back.
    3. Staying blind when Kashmir pundits were tortured all over the years but PM loosing his sleep when just for one random doctor from votebank is detained in Australia.
    4. Showing big heart by donating half of India's crown to Pakisthan and openly inviting them to march further.
    5. Delhi the Rape capitol of India is not projected in media, but if some trouble creater throws a stone towards church or mosque in Karnataka become national news for whihc the CM has to resign.
    To add cream to the cake they all want the current state govt to do some thing in 5 years whihc they couldnt do in past 50 years. Come n guys this current looting BJP Govt has learnt from you only how to loot the country or state. You have laid the foundation stone and they are keeping up your legacy. Just that they know little smart ways to do it. At the end of the day both are opposite faces of the same coin.

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  • Mohan H Naik, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    I think the question is Present mining scam.Justification of a crime, by comparing with many of similar nature, never justify the scam. Unless the people of this country learn to say 'no' to crimes and scams,and condemn whom so involved, cutting across the political party affiliation they posess, this country never develop.

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  • Lokanath.D, Bantwal/Iran

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    Good photos....one can imagin..how the discussion is going on...four people are very serious and one is watching magazine....?

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  • The Guru, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    Siddanna what abt telecom scam of A raja, is it a milleniums biggest scam?????? What abt bofors scam????? Quttrochi was always seen in 10th janpat, god knows how much of money is inside sonia's house ????????

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  • The Guru, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    Dave Dsouza, Mangalore

    so can u explain how did sonia opened her and rahul's swiss bank account bofors scam?

    What abt the biggest telecom scam ever which might be the biggest scam in the world if it is investigated?

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  • Canute, Dubai/Kundapur

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    Whatever you recover under the ground (below the earth) is belongs to the citizens of the particular country. Mainly like oil and precious metals.

    So this is the biggest daylight robbery and on body is there to punish them!!!

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  • Dave Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    How come Fathima forgot the same Bofors guns saved Indian territory in Kargil, & coffin scam of BJP.Let anybody decide whether less than 100 crore or 1000 crore scam is bigger-This scam(illegal mining) is committed in 21st century continuously, where as termination charge was paid to their previous agents by the Bofors gun company-as Rajiv had prohibited any middlemen in the arms deal for the first time in history of Indian arms procurement,no other govts. followed Rajiv's intention of avoiding middlemen totally, so that Indian govt., would benefit. How much Mr Nanda pocketed in arms deals conducted during NDA rule-which dwarfs Bofors scam by mountain in front of molehill.

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  • Vishwamitra, Parnakutir

    Wed, Jun 30 2010

    Dear Fathima, you dont seem to understand the significance of the "Present" state. You are what you are and not what you were. You can learn lessons from the past if you are inclined to be a better person. Fact is that the past helps hardly in ones life except for correcting oneself or to project oneself.

    Past is past, incurable. Look at present and think of future. Mother earth is being raped by these politicians and mine looters. India has a bad reputation of being corrupt, and Karnataka's contribution to Indian corruption is non-expressive and non-measurable (Tons are the metric units for Ores only).

    These greedy people dont understand the need of money for oneself. It is like an alcoholic addiction,  drink and pass, drink and drink and drink and finally die.

    Congress involving in Bofors scam need not be compared. If you compare this way, then the whole of India has millions of scams, all to big scale. Even some group of Reliance kept issuing equities and sold the next day at a huge price to bag thousands of crores the next day. Giving bonus to the protesting guys was just game. Is n't it a scam ? Do we need to feel proud of these kind of scams? Parties like BJP, Congress, JD etc are used as the means to gang-rape the mother earth (Apologies for a profane word, as I dont see any other word for this kind of act by the looters).

    If they distribute money to the poor, it is a different story, Lord may forgive them, though humans would not.

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  • fathima, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    How come congress forgets the BOFORS scam of Rajev Gandhi?
    That was the biggest scam!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    Sick of Bellary legal looters of the state! Dispose them off or hold them as great leaders of the state and legal looters allowed by the state Govt!! No questions should be asked! Why the news is draging on?

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 29 2010

    Sick of Bellary leagal looters of the state! Dispose them off or hold them as great leaders of the state and leagal looters allowed by the state Govt!! No questions should be asked! Why the news is draging on?

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