Politics is a hard game where there is no place for sentiments. No one expected the Opposition to go soft on the Congress or for the media to play happy collaborator. Yet, in these turbulent times, I think the Congress made the best out of a very bad situation. Things would have been different if action on the two ministers had been taken a week ago. It wasn’t, and eventually Congress president Sonia Gandhi had to rescue the party.
The battle lines have been drawn. This is evident in the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) examining the 2G spectrum allocation scam. There’s a demand to remove JPC chairman P.C. Chacko who had allegedly leaked the panel’s draft report to the media.