Obvious, huh? Well, technically, the bomb burst last time round, but Raja's spent enough time in jail to string together one of those every year.
And despite having practically no hope of getting out any time soon, what with the DMK patriarch far less concerned about his one-time blue-eyed boy and Dalit mascot than his youngest daughter, Raja has no intention of going down alone – or quietly.
He has already brought up the complicity of then Financial Minister P Chidambaram and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the spectrum allocation. The ramifications of his allegations caused something of a crisis in the ruling coalition, which culminated in a showdown between two of its most senior ministers – Pranab Mukherjee and Chidambaram.
Gajar ka Balwa
This was simply hard to resist. Well, but the Swan Telecom – now Etisalat DB Telecom – Promoter has chased plenty of carrots to end up where he is.
It was all smooth sailing till 2010, when he was the youngest Indian to make the Forbes rich list, and was among the ten youngest billionaires in the world.
But when the 2G spectrum scandal broke, he found himself in the blender, and the rest is history.
Image: In this photograph taken on February 17, 2011, former telecom minister A. Raja, escorted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials, exits CBI headquarters towards a court appearance in New Delhi.