Madhavan Nair Is Angry Against ISRO
Madhavan Nair Was Banned
No Tender Was Conferred
More Massive Than the 2G Spectrum Scam
When the 2G spectrum scam erupted, a scam more massive than the 2G scam surfaced. It originated from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Antrix was an organization created by the ISRO to look after its commercial dealings. Antrix signed an agreement with the Bangalore-based firm Devas in January 2005. Devas was a firm created by some former employees of the ISRO. According to the agreement signed, 90% of the transponders of the two satellites GSAT-6 and GSAT-6A were allocated for 12 years for a mere Rs.1500 crore.
No Tender Was Conferred
The allotment was not issued on a tender basis. No tender was conferred for this allotment. ISRO should have called for the tender and allotted the transponders for the firm that offered highest amount. 70 MHz of spectrum was allotted at a throw-away price of Rs.1500 crore merely because the owners of Devas were former employees of ISRO. It goes without saying that these owners would have offered considerable bribery to the Prime Minister’s office and the Prime Minister himself for winning this contract. The value of the spectrum allotted was estimated at a minimum of Rs.2 lakh crore. This means a huge sum was looted from the taxpayer’s money probably for benefitting Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. ISRO comes under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. This massive scandal amounting to more than Rs.2 lakh crore overshadowed the 2G spectrum scam which amounted to Rs.176000 crore.
Madhavan Nair Was Banned
The same Antrix firm sold 20 MHz spectrum to BSNL and MTNL for Rs.12847 crore. But it allotted to Devas 70 MHz spectrum for a mere Rs.1500 crore. You can understand the massive scam behind it to benefit Sonia Gandhi. But this scam was discovered even before it took place. Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) report revealed this scam. The leakage of the scam forced the Central government to cancel the agreement it entered with Devas. The central government appointed two committees to enquire about this incident. According to the recommendations of the first committee, the central government banned the former ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair and three other scientists from holding any post in any government organization. One of the scientists banned by the government was K R Sridhara Murthy, the former Chairman of Antrix.
Madhavan Nair Is Angry Against Radhakrishnan
On seeing this announcement, Madhavan Nair felt angry. He asked whether he and the other scientists were worse than the terrorists who wrecked innocent lives in Mumbai in 2008. Madhavan Nair is of the opinion that the present ISRO Chairman Radhakrishnan is responsible for these misdeeds. Madhavan Nair feels that he has been unnecessarily dragged into the controversy. He feels that Radhakrishnan does not know any technicality in ISRO.
Madhavan Nair Appointed Radhakrishnan for the Post
But it was Madhavan Nair who appointed Radhakrishnan for this post. If he feels that Radhakrishnan does not know anything about technicality in ISRO, why did he then appoint Radhakrishnan for the post? In fact Radhakrishnan had even visited Madhavan Nair’s house and thanked him for the appointment. Now that the Central government has banned Madhavan Nair from holding any post, suddenly he has found Radhakrishnan to be a misfit for the post.
Madhavan Nair Thought Sonia and Rahul Would Protect Him
What is the real reason for Madhavan Nair’s anger? Madhavan Nair is a visiting Professor in the ISRO. He is the Managing Director of Patna IIT. He is also the Managing Director of Administrative Council of CSIR. After the announcement of the central government, Madhavan Nair lost all these posts and cannot hold any other government post. This is the real reason for Madhavan Nair’s anger. Madhavan Nair willingly participated in the Rs.2 lakh crore scam in order to benefit Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Madhavan Nair believed that Sonia and Rahul are the most powerful people in India and will save him in case the scam leaks out. But nothing of the sort happened. No doubt Sonia and Rahul are the most powerful people in India. But that does not mean they should use their powers to save Madhavan Nair. After all Sonia and Rahul would have got angry against Madhavan Nair because even before they could benefit with huge amounts, the scam was leaked out to the media and CAG. Had Madhavan Nair tactfully conducted the scam and avoided its leaking out to the media, then maybe Sonia and Rahul would have thankfully protected Madhavan Nair.
Madhavan Nair Should Be More Careful In Conducting Future Scams
What is the lesson Madhavan Nair has to learn from all these things? In future if Madhavan Nair plans any scam to benefit Sonia and Rahul, he should keep it as a top secret till Sonia and Rahul are benefitted and their Swiss bank accounts are credited with the amount. Of course once their bank accounts are credited with huge sums, then Madhavan Nair need not worry about leakage of the scam as nothing can be done to recover the amount from their Swiss bank accounts. Madhavan Nair should learn this important lesson in his life for his future success. Best wishes to him
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