OIL MINISTER RAMAMURTHY GAINS IN CONFIDENCE

Vol 3, PW 4 (17 Mar 99) People & Policy
     

Are we seeing the re-birth of Vazhappady Ramamurthy, Indias once beleaguered Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas It clearly appears so.

If his recent statements are anything to go by, we now have a minister supremely confident of his position in the Indian cabinet, a far cry from the days when he was regularly mentioned as a prime candidate for dismissal. One of Ramamurthys most controversial statements this month has been to call for a judicial inquiry into the award of an LNG tender in Tamil Nadu to a consortium led by Siemens (See: