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Major political scandals that stole limelight

Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee is in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate for his alleged role in the SSC scam in West Bengal. The Mamata Banerjee government has a lot to answer with the Opposition gunning after it. Here's a look at some major political scandals that made headlines



Partha Chatterjee wielded power at will being the Number 2 in the Mamata Banerjee government, but destiny had something else planned for him as crores of money and jewelleries worth lakh were seized from his close aide Arpita Mukherjee by the Enforcement Directorate in its probe into SSC scam. Chatterjee has been removed from the cabinet and suspended from TMC
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Partha Chatterjee wielded power at will being the Number 2 in the Mamata Banerjee government, but destiny had something else planned for him as crores of money and jewelleries worth lakh were seized from his close aide Arpita Mukherjee by the Enforcement Directorate in its probe into SSC scam. Chatterjee has been removed from the cabinet and suspended from TMC
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1987: The Bofors scandal involved the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who faced allegations of receiving kickbacks. A Swedish firm Bofors AB allegedly paid Rs 64 crore to top Indian politicians including Gandhi to win a bid to supply 155 mm field howitzer
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1987: The Bofors scandal involved the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who faced allegations of receiving kickbacks. A Swedish firm Bofors AB allegedly paid Rs 64 crore to top Indian politicians including Gandhi to win a bid to supply 155 mm field howitzer
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1991: The US $18 million Hawala scandal implicated some of India's stalwarts like then Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, L K Advani, V C Shukla, P Shiv Shankar, Sharad Yadavand others. Hawala brokers the Jain brothers, were arrested leading to the unveiling of the Jain diaries which had details of the payments
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1991: The US $18 million Hawala scandal implicated some of India's stalwarts like then Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, L K Advani, V C Shukla, P Shiv Shankar, Sharad Yadavand others. Hawala brokers the Jain brothers, were arrested leading to the unveiling of the Jain diaries which had details of the payments
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1996: An influential Congress leader Sukh Ram stirred a row when the CBI in 1996 seized from his official residence Rs 3.6 crore in cash concealed in bags. He had allegedly collected the money to award a telecom contract
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1996: An influential Congress leader Sukh Ram stirred a row when the CBI in 1996 seized from his official residence Rs 3.6 crore in cash concealed in bags. He had allegedly collected the money to award a telecom contract
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1996: Fodder Scam had the then Bihar CM Lalu Prasad allegedly involved in embezzlement of about Rs 950 crore from government treasury.The list of accused also included a number of influential political leaders. Lalu is currently on bail in the case
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1996: Fodder Scam had the then Bihar CM Lalu Prasad allegedly involved in embezzlement of about Rs 950 crore from government treasury.The list of accused also included a number of influential political leaders. Lalu is currently on bail in the case
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2014: The Narada scam had several powerful Trinamul Congress leaders including Madan Mitra (above), Firhad Hakim, Sovan Chatterjee and others who were caught purportedly accepting cash on camera. Narada's editor Mathew Samuel did a sting operation to expose the 'chinks' within Mamata Banerjee's party
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2014: The Narada scam had several powerful Trinamul Congress leaders including Madan Mitra (above), Firhad Hakim, Sovan Chatterjee and others who were caught purportedly accepting cash on camera. Narada's editor Mathew Samuel did a sting operation to expose the 'chinks' within Mamata Banerjee's party
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