He got off lightly in the Coffingate scam. But here's something that "fans" of former defence minister George Fernandes will find difficult to live down. The defence ministry of the socialist-turned-sangh-parivar confidant paid Rs 41.64 crore—yes, Rs 416,400,000—for a manual of the Sukhoi aircraft to be translated from Russian to English.
It's not the pseudo-secular press saying this, but the Comptroller and Auditor-General. Jaya Jaitly can't even claim the images are doctored.