So, who gets the credit for the resignation, at long last, of Union telecommunications minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation scam?
The Pioneer, Delhi, has put its hand up–first.
Its front-page lead story today says:
“Two years after The Pioneer first exposed the 2G spectrum scam, pegged at Rs 1.70 crore by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the DMK Minister became a casualty of sustained Opposition pressure, intense media scrutiny and public debate….
“The one man who gets full credit for the fall of Raja is undoubtedly The Pioneer’s special correspondent J. Gopikrishnan, who first blew the whistle on the 2G spectrum scam in December 2008. Thereafter, he wrote as many as 70 incisive stories on the scam, exposing various facets of Raja’s murky designs in spectrum allotment. Gopi launched the crusade and kept it going when few others dared to take on the ‘mighty’ Raja.”
Read the full story: The Pioneer