oh, that settles it. now that china's best friend in india has said natwar singh is innocent, let us all cease worrying about the matter. darn, we were all worried for nothing.
oh, and manmohan singh has given natwar singh a 'clean chit' too. that totally settles it.
moreover, the CPI(M) thinks natwar is innocent. then how could anyone else ask any questions?
small matters like treason are the CPI(M)'s forte, of course.
let us forget this like we all forgot bofors and mitrokhin.
thanks to reader g.
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Political targeting, says Natwar Singh
In a telephone conversation with me on Sunday, India's External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, expressed outrage and anger over the Volcker Committee naming him as a "non-contractual beneficiary" of Iraqi oil sales in 2001 to Masefield AG on the basis of "no evidence" at all — and with no one talking either to him or to the contracting company to ascertain the truth relating to him in advance.
"Let me make this absolutely clear," Mr. Singh told me, "I have had nothing to do with this affair. Nor has my son [Jagat Singh, against whom there has been a whispering campaign]... I saw the Prime Minister and he has given me a clean chit and stood by me," pointing out that there was no evidence offered against him in Table 3 of the report. India's Foreign Minister also called attention to the statement by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which spoke of the political bias against those who were opposed to the "brutal sanctions" Iraq suffered for more than a decade; and to the official Russian position that the Volcker Committee report was based on "forgeries."