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Vol 2 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2009

The rice and the rot

Opposition politicians in Delhi are pressing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress Party government for a full investigation into allegations of corrupt deals worth 25 billion rupees (US$520 million) in rice exports from India to five African states: Comoros, Ghana, Madagascar, Mauritius and Sierra Leone. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led a parliamentary walkout on 30 July, demanding a probe by a joint parliamentary committee or the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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