Thursday, March 15,  2001, Chandigarh, India
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Govt ready for probe: Vajpayee
General suspended, says he took money
New Delhi, March 14
Even as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said the government was prepared to face any inquiry or probe following revelations by a dotcom company of the involvement of politicians and senior government, besides Army officials, in influencing the procurement of defence equipment, Major-Gen P.S.K. Choudhary, Additional Director-General Weapons and Equipment, alongwith three Ministry of Defence officials were placed under suspension.


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J. Krishnamurthi is BJP acting chief
New Delhi, March 14
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in a pensive mood as he strolls in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party struggled to come to grip with the political quake generated by a website, its office-bearers’ emergency meeting today decided to appoint its senior Vice-President K. Jana Krishnamurthi as the Acting President of the party.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in a pensive mood as he strolls in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Reuters photo


System is corrupt, nothing fake about it!

Hari Jaisingh
Wheeling-dealing in defence purchases has been a known fact. The infamous Bofors deal in the late eighties was very much a product of a corrupt system thriving in this country irrespective of the party or parties in power. The Tehelka “expose” has shown that it is business as usual even under the dispensation of the National Democratic Alliance.



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NDA unfazed by threat
New Delhi, March 14
Dared by the Trinamool Congress to axe Union Defence Minister George Fernandes or be prepared for a parting of ways, embattled Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee decided to fight the Opposition onslaught by closing ranks with the other partners of the National Democratic Alliance government.

Remove George or I go: Mamata
New Delhi, March 14
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has threatened that her party will quit the NDA if Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee did not accept the resignation of Defence Minister George Fernandes following the expose about shady defence deals by a news portal.

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Former Prime Ministers to hold protest rally today
New Delhi, March 14
Former Prime Ministers V.P. Singh and H.D. Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, along with activists of the Left Parties, will participate in a protest demonstration here tomorrow to demand the resignation of the Vajpayee government in the wake of the defence deal scam.

‘Tehelka’ in both Houses of Parliament
New Delhi, March 14
Dogged by revelations of shady defence deals, Parliament was adjourned for the day today following vociferous demands by the entire Opposition seeking the resignation of the Vajpayee government.

Two Haryana officers figure in transcripts
Chandigarh, March 14
Any major scandal breaking in Delhi somehow finds a connection with Haryana, which surrounds the Capital from three sides. Be it match-fixing in cricket or the recent “tehelka”.

Why did Badal skip NDA meeting?
Chandigarh, March 14
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, who skipped an emergency meeting of the National Democratic Alliance held this afternoon at the residence of the Prime Minister, said that no one exposed by tehelka. com., should be shielded.
He said that an inquiry should be ordered in all cases in which solid evidence was available.


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