by Harish Gupta, National Editor, Lokmat Group
The Lalit Modi fiasco has in the last few weeks brought into question some notions about NDA government that were taken as given. First, its executives, be at the Centre or the outposts, are persons of integrity unlike what could be said about their UPA predecessors. Second, BJP, the core party of the NDA, has come out of its misplaced mould and has put an impressive array of women leaders in important positions; in other words, women of integrity and quality have come forward to neutralise its long-derided gender skew. Sadly, all these presumptions about the ‘Modi sarkar’ have been turned on its head by an avalanche of revelations about all Modi’s men, or women, rather.