India's sleeping politicians

By siliconindia   |   Saturday, 30 July 2011, 01:53 IST   |    21 Comments
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2. Sarad Pawar
The Union Ministor of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Sarad Pawar has been in a series of controversies for his alleged involvement in many scams that shook the nation over the last few months. Infamous corporate lobbyist, Niira Radia had pulled him to trouble when she linked him to 2G-tainted DB Realty Firm. Pawar had resigned from the group of ministers (GoM) on corruption after Anna Hazare termed him as an example of a "corrupt" minister. He has been criticized for the sugar exports policy and has been held responsible for the increasing food price rise. Being the President of International Cricket Council which itself is a prestigious and powerful post, Sarad Pawar is often criticized for his lethargic attitude towards the problems of farmers who are under deep despair and distress among whom the suicide rate is increasing.