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Feb 08, 2010
Silvern Socialist

Apropos of ‘He’s My George’ (Jan 25). Not bad takings at all! The old socialist (George Fernandes) did not miss out on anything.

David Albuquerque, Brisbane

Where did this rebel socialist earn so much money?

Ramesh Raghuvanshi, Pune

It’s typical of Outlook to insinuate that Fernandes’s money is ill-gotten, when it’s clear to anyone who knows him that some of it is inherited and some of it in the name of the unions. Even the flat is not in his name but in the name of the unions he ran. First, you waged an unsuccessful war against Arun Shourie; now it’s against Fernandes.

Zeenat Azmi, Lucknow

One enduring image of George Fernandes is of him in chains during the Emergency. At that time, he was a hero and made his own choices. But I see him once again in chains, subjected to the plans of people who have ignored the choices he made for himself. We, his friends and thousands of well-wishers, should have the right to know why he has been figuratively chained and incarcerated. The George we know and love does not deserve this fate.

Beatrix D’Souza, Chennai

If both parties in the dispute are as disinterested as they claim, they should put Fernandes in a care centre with five-star comforts, considering the kind of money he seems to have. What remains could be used to fund a scholarship or endow a chair in politics.

Wendy Chaves, Mumbai

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Feb 15, 2010
...& Notes Worthiness

If a socialist of George Fernandes’ vintage (He’s My George!, Jan 25) could be worth about Rs 50 crore, why blame our current lot of opportunistic politicians who make their pile while caring two hoots for the ordinary citizens?

G. Neelakantan, Bangalore
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1/D-60
Jan 16, 2010
02:05 PM
Its tragically ironic when family linen is so blatantly washed in public!
Harsh Rai Puri
Bhopal, India
2/D-128
Jan 16, 2010
10:04 PM
From where this rebel socialist earned so much money?What about his principal and morality?If he is honest enough, he must confess the truth.
Ramesh Raghuvanshi
Pune, India
3/D-5
Jan 17, 2010
01:17 AM
I am thinking the same thing as Ramesh..Where did all this money come from? Is there any accountability or law left in India or is it only there to harass and victimize the poor and keep them in their 'proper' place?
tejinder
st louis, United States
4/D-11
Jan 18, 2010
04:54 AM
Wasn't it only in the last Outlook issue where Jaya Jaitly claimed she is just "friends". Now we learn she is a companion of this corrupt sellout for the last 26 years.

These people are as principled as mafia dons. Make a name for yourself as an honest trade union leader , also earn some tens of crores by god knows what means, gang up with fundamentalist BJP ,Viciously victimise people who expose you, this is what passes for Socialism in India.
ajit hegde
bangalore, india
5/D-59
Jan 18, 2010
05:38 PM
At harvest time, the wife generally scores over the other woman.
ashok lal
mumbai, India
6/D-49
Jan 19, 2010
01:32 PM
not a news.try to find out some politicians who are not corrupt and make your cover story
fine
delhi, India
7/D-62
Jan 19, 2010
03:33 PM
ND Tiwari, George Fernandes...the list of our colouful politicians who look after inclusive growth, continues to multiply!
Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
8/D-113
Jan 19, 2010
11:19 PM
Typical Outlook hit job: insinuates as if the money is ill-gotten when it is clear to anyone who knows him that some of it is inherited and the rest of it in the name of the unions. The man has not even registered the flats in his own name. It is really sad to see Outlook try so hard to discredit non-Congress politicians known for financial integrity. First it waged an unsuccessful war against Arun Shourie and now against George Fernandes.
Zeenat Azmi
Lucknow, India
9/D-53
Jan 21, 2010
06:48 PM
Not bad. Not bad takings at all. The old 'socialist' didn't miss out on much, eh! And I refer to his 'other' assets as well.
david albuquerque
Brisbane, Australia
10/D-41
Jan 25, 2010
10:48 AM
You'd think from some of his beloved boosters here, that George was such a sainted guy.
But as they say, if you play in crap you end up smelling like crap.
Bodh
Springfield, United States
11/D-25
Jan 27, 2010
03:37 AM
An excellent stuff for Karan Johar type Bollywood Masala movie.These few crores must have come as a cut money George recieved in the Coffin scam(post Kargil) during NDA regime........
Suvrodip Banerjee
Kolkata, India
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