The Hindu, July 10, 2011

Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister, refused to be dragged into the ongoing nation-wide debate on corruption by saying that “corruption is not my area”.

“I am not looking at it. It is not my job,” a rather irritated Mr. Pitroda said responding to a question from the audience at the end of his lecture here on Saturday on “Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations”.

“I am not interested in corruption. I may be coward. But I can assure you that I am not corrupt,” he said.

He, calling himself a “hard core technocrat” said his countrymen when in doubt should search for answers with Mahatma Gandhi.

“Be the change you want to be,” he said. “Gandhiji is relevant today not only for India but for the world.”

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