This year several high profile ministers resigned, many were sent to prison but still, I believe, the title of most controversial politician of this year will go to P. Chidambaram, Home Minister, Government of India.
First his name gets dragged into the multi-multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation scam of India. It is alleged that he was involved in the 2G spectrum allocation scandal. Just when the opposition had started to cool down against him, a letter from finance ministry to the prime minister's office surfaced, that too when both the finance minister and the prime minister were not in the country.
The media had gotten over this incident when it was learnt that Subramanian Swamy has been asked to present his arguement before court as to why P. Chidambaram's role in the spectrum allocation case should be investigated.
Now as the year draws to an end, the news to hit the streets against the home minister is regarding his alleged misuse of office. It seems that minister used his position as home minister to get criminal cases against one his former clients to be withdrawn.
P. Chidambaram the name will go down history as the most controversial politician of 2011.