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  • Date Submitted: 02/22/2011 09:07 AM
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It is said that India is a poor country, yet every year being scams here. After the independence we make a record of scams and scandals, you can say that we are the champion in scams. If to get money of these scams all the poverty can be solve in
daily life, most of us must have been a witness to or a victim of the corruptionthriving in some or the other part of the country. It could be in the form of a taxi-driver manipulating the meter to jack-up the reading or a government officer taking bribery to promptly transfer your file to the next department or even yourself offering bribe to a traffic police on breaking a signal. An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system (The Babu’s) or with whom the power lays.
India was mired in scams and controversies in 2010. 

Commonwealth Games scam- The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, one of the most celebrated event of the year, was criticized by several prominent Indian politicians and social activists. One of the outspoken critics of the Games is the self-styled Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Indian Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports.

In April 2007, Aiyar commented that the Games are "irrelevant to the common man" and criticized the Indian government for sanctioning billions of dollars for the Games even though India requires massive investment in social development programmes. In July, he remarked that he would be "unhappy if the Commonwealth Games are successful". Miloon Kothari, leading Indian expert on socio-economic development, questioned the justification of spending billions of dollars on a 12-day sports event "when 46% of India's children and 55% of women are malnourished". 

The CWG scam, exposed by various news channels, caused several heads to roll. Post Games, Suresh Kalmadi was sacked as the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary party. Central Bureau of Investigation officials are currently probing the CWG officials in relation to various...

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