Montek Singh Ahluwalia vs P. Sainath
When the Hindu columnist lashed out at the Planning Commission deputy chief for being flighty with the moolah on foreign travels (Rs 36,40,140 from May to October 2011), Montek hit back, saying the government, not he, had deemed these trips necessary. India must be represented on international fora, MSA argued. Spot on. Bequeathing the poor a mere Rs 32 a day? A bit off, shall we say.