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‘I Think He (Praful Patel) Has Worked As A Minister For Naresh Goyal’

N.K. Singh, May 29, 2009

AFP (From Outlook, December 27, 2010)
‘I Think He (Praful Patel) Has Worked As A Minister For Naresh Goyal’

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Here, the former bureaucrat and JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP speaks about the Congress sending feelers to JD(U) to join the government. He also takes a swipe at Murli Deora for being incompetent and wonders whether Mukesh Ambani had anything to with the former’s induction into the cabinet. There is a reference to Praful Patel as “minister for Naresh Goyal of Jet Airways” and “now the minister for Vijay Mallya of Kingfisher Airlines”.

N.K. Singh: Jitin Prasada has made it good because he’s got petroleum as the MoS where he can do a lot because the incompetence of Murli (Deora) is proverbial. Every time a question comes up in any House of Parliament he is more busy trying to appease that questioner. Perhaps Mukesh (Ambani) has swung it for him because there is a continuity in the petroleum ministry. But Murli is an incompetent...



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