Of late, some head-turning events to the good of the country have been taking place, like the return to the A&V case and the Government/Opposition unity on the Bail Bill, but this unprecedented investigation into a Cabinet minister takes the cake!

Is there something in the air? The public perception is that it would have taken just one phone call from the top to call off the latter, for it seems the accepted pattern for the Government is to protect its own, and for personnel and institutions to cower under the prospect of administrative censure and the inevitable disfavour.

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