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    November 30, 2008

    Shivraj Patil resigns

    There's news trickling in that Shivraj Patil has resigned as the Union Home Minister. He's handed in his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. That's odd. I thought he'd have handed it in to Sonia Gandhi, given that he has previously said "Well, I have full blessings of my leader".

    Unconfirmed reports suggest he may have used the word 'responsibility'. But he could turn up tomorrow saying he was 'misquoted' or 'quoted out of context'.

    Immediately after I read the news reports, I checked the Ministry of Home Affairs website's press releases section to see if there was an update there. The list of releases shocked me, specifically the top 3 entries. I took a screenshot for posterity's sake.

    MHA website as of 12.30 pm IST on 30 Nov 2008

    Of the 3 items that were posted after the Mumbai terror attacks, two related to the death of former Prime Minister VP Singh. I guess that gives you an indication of where his priorities lay. There's no update about the situation in Mumbai. Neither is there any sort of message praising the bravery of the army, navy, NSG & policemen who helped save so many lives, with some of them not alive to see the results of their actions.

    In any case, it's about fucking time, probably 3 years too late!

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