India's sleeping politicians

By siliconindia   |   Saturday, 30 July 2011, 01:53 IST   |    21 Comments
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Bangalore: Indian political system has been under intensifying scrutiny off late both from the public and the investigating agencies for the series of scams. The public outcry against these corrupt politicians is gaining the momentum in a fast rhythm where the trust on the political system is decreasing among the masses. It's here we think about the high profile ministers who do not stand up to their promises. Here is the list of these sleeping politicians of our cabinet who are just not active enough to address the real issues. 1. S M Krishna
S M Krishna who made a heroic return to the Karnataka politics amid immense hype ending his 4-year stint as the Governor of Maharashtra, could soon make it to the second UPA government under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 22 May 2009 as the Union Cabinet Minister of External Affairs. However, he has been keeping a low profile holding one of the powerful portfolios and has been termed as one of the most inactive ministers in the cabinet. He has been widely criticized for his lukewarm efforts to save the Indian sailors who are kept in captivity by the Somali pirates; the almost failed attempt to extradite Warren Anderson, main accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy and Christien Nielsel alias Kim Davy, the key accused in Purulia arms drop case etc. As the external minister of the country, Krishna also failed to effectively lobby internationally to mount pressure on Pakistan to bring the masterminds of 26/11 to justice. Off late, he has been caught in a public gaffe when he inadvertently read out two paragraphs of the speech of his Portuguese counterpart Luis Amado at the United Nations Security Council.

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