Campaign against corruption in Civil Aviation Ministry Many of us who have been following avation for some time have been seeing appalling levels of corruption over the past few years: the boom in the sector was accompanied by a corresponding increase in the scale and volume of corruption as well. During the tenure of Shri Praful Patel, the civil aviation ministry has seen scams that can easily rival the 2G scam in magnitude. The story as I see it is the same as in the 2G scam: corporate and their lobbyists and friends in the media combine with corrupt ministers and babus to influence policy and pick up national assets for cheap. Fortunately, public outcry forced the government to act to clean-up Telecom by ordering a SC supervised CBI investigation into the scams that eventually led to the arrest of the minister and his corporate cronies. This is exactly what we want to see happening in Civil Aviation as well: this sector which has seen multi-crore scams as well is in the need of an immediate clean-up. If Raja can be arrested for the 2G scam, should other ministers be spared? This article is not just about saving Air India, but about saving Civil Aviation which is being held hostage to the interests of a few Frank Lorenzo type sleaze balls.
—ROY SKARIA, http://www.cougar-rides.com