The country is already reeling from a power crisis. The scam coming as it does on the heels of this crisis and the 2G scam has not done the UPA government any favors. The BJP can smell blood and is on a massive witch hunt. It has shown no signs of backing off thus far. With the list of scams staking up against Manmohan “Mr.Clean” Singh and his crew of politicians, the loss to the exchequer seems to be nothing compared to the loss of faith in the political system of the country.
Image: In this Friday, March 23, 2012, file photo, laborers load coal onto trucks at a coal depot on the outskirts of Jammu. The CAG said Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, the government lost huge sums of money by selling coal fields to private companies without competitive bidding, adding to massive losses from dubious auctions of other state assets.The auditor's report estimated that private companies got a windfall profit of Rs 1.86 lakh crores because of the low prices they paid for the coal fields. (AP)