Please send your greetings to George Fernandes

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.