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    Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings by S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    September 20, 2005
     

    Everyone was funding the Congress!

    First, there were revelations in The Times that the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, the primary Soviet Union security agency, spent huge sums of money in trying to influence India's politicians in the Congress(I) and the CPI. Perhaps this was similar to the $20 million spent by Enron to educate Indians about the benefits of its power projects in India.

    During the Cold War era, the CIA and the KGB were perennially at loggerheads with each other, striving to protect their territories while expanding into the other's. India seems to have been an excellent battleground for this. Former Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu revealed that the US government had paid money to Indira Gandhi in order to curb the activities and proliferation of the 'Commies' in India.

    Either way, guess who benefitted?!

    Rambled @ 12:40 PM

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    2 comment(s)

    Shouldn't it be Komitetpo G... B... ??

    By Blogger Nitin (Sep 21, 2005, 3:32:00 PM)  

    Dunno, used the Wikipedia spelling. Linked to it. But multiple sources (Yahoo! and Answers.com) spell it similarly, without "po".

    By Blogger Jagadish (Sep 21, 2005, 3:42:00 PM)  

    I'd prefer if you posted comments with your real name to add more credibility to your opinions. Obviously comments containing offensive and unsuitable language will be deleted. The opinions in the comments are your own views. You are welcome to provide a URL to your own blog, especially if it discusses issues you find here.

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