Strange things are happening in the government. Reports indicate that the Finance Minister’s office has been bugged and adhesives are found though not the actual bugging devises. North Block of the Central Secretariat is a very important and well protected place housing the Finance and other crucial ministries.

But however, Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister has played down the incident telling the media that ‘don’t waste your time’, ‘it is bogus’ etc.

The question to be asked are, ‘who have bugged’ office? Is it corporate houses who are very much interested in the decisions of the Finance Ministry or somebody in the government itself? Otherwise why the Finanace Minister is avoiding the question?