Former top bureaucrat EAS Sarma blamed politician-corporate nexus for the corrupt practices and suggested the idea of ‘competitive bidding’ to bring transparency in all sectors. Criticising PM Manmohan Singh for empty reform promises he said, “The PM just talks about reforms. There is no reform visible in reality”. He added that there is no change in the allocation of spectrum yet and in any sector for that matter, be it commonwealth, 2G or coalgate. “Commonwealth, 2G spectrum scam, etc, all point to the fact that bureaucrats and politicians were in cahoots with the corporate sector to accrue illegal benefits”.