It’s disgusting to see politicians splurge government money for self publicity. There was full page advts in all leading national dailies from the The Dept of Information Technology announcing the 25% buying of VSNL by TATA. Gosh ! Full page ads is quite a bit of expensive real estate and you can imagine the kind of money that must have sunk in. Sure, the govt got Rs.1154 crores int deal but this does not mean that they go around splurging money. And what the ad contains ? A big picture of Pramod Mahajan and some other minister of state ! There could have been a horde of people both from VSNL and TATA who would have slogged their butts off to make this deal happen. But finally, its these politicians who steal all the glory ! sic !