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Updated: April 14, 2011 13:07 IST

Political forces against anti-corruption movement: Hazare

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Social activist Anna Hazare today clarified that he lauded Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar only for their developmental efforts and has always condemned every communal riot including the one in 1984. File photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.
The Hindu Social activist Anna Hazare today clarified that he lauded Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar only for their developmental efforts and has always condemned every communal riot including the one in 1984. File photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday charged “political and criminal forces” of trying to dilute the nationwide movement against graft by defaming and criticising the campaign for a comprehensive Lokpal Bill.

“Some political and criminal forces are afraid of recent awakening and huge support of the common man to the Jan Lokpal Bill. They are trying to create confusion and defame the movement to defuse the emerging people’s movement for curbing corruption,” Mr. Hazare told PTI from Ralegan Siddhi village, 40 km away from here.

On criticism for reported remarks against political leaders, the social activist said that he never said that all politicians in India are corrupt.

“There are very few exceptions at all levels. But those exceptions can be honoured only if they too raise their voice against known corruption in their close circles. Keeping mum on issues related to corruption is also silent support to corruption and such leaders who fall in that category are actually of no use for nation,” he said.

The veteran also faced flak from the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for allegedly calling voters corrupt and dishonest.

The 73-year-old Gandhian said, “Political parties and leaders are responsible for maligning the voter’s character in this country. They usually earn lot of black money using power and distribute a little amount of it to voters in elections to grab sympathy for their corrupt practises.”

“Is it possible today for candidates who are meritorious and possess good moral character and commitment to win an election without huge amount of black money,” he asked.

Under attack for appreciating Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, Mr. Hazare said he only lauded their developmental efforts and has always condemned every communal riot including the one in 1984.

Mr. Hazare will leave for Delhi on Friday to attend the first meeting of the draft committee for Jan Lokpal Bill on April 16.

He expressed his gratitude for the common man as well as all NGOs for their selfless involvement in the movement against corruption.

We support this movement.All youth of India are with us.Many political forces are trying to defame us.But we all togather are united, our movement will be continue with full stength in future.
Prof. S.N.Gupta

from:  S.N.Gupta
Posted on: Apr 21, 2011 at 22:22 IST

Right to recall and 'none' of the above button on the voting machine will take care of the rest of the problems.

from:  Mayur
Posted on: Apr 15, 2011 at 16:23 IST

Last week we had witnessed a great show of unity among the people against corruption. I am sure most of the Indians are excited. We got independence only from British, but not from corruption and corrupted politicians. We need to fight against them from our corrupted and imperialist politicians. In fact, they never wants Indians to be united because it gives momentum to fight against corruption. When ever it happens, the history witnessed following post of these kind of movements government falls. Lets see what happens this time! 'Anna Hazare says real fight begins now'. After such a great display from the people across the country, still the politicians have not learnt or waited a day at least; they have continued their own agendas 'divide and rule'. They want to divide the people by religion, caste, and region. How dare they are? They are addicted to it, they can't survive without corruption. We should all stay together and keep this today's momentum for ever to fix rest of the issues, especially when many more issues need to be tackled to see India a developed country. We should all do what ever required for it. As everyone agrees Lokpal bill only reduces corruption to some extent, then what else need to be done to free India from corruption and black money.
1. To bring awareness among the people to vote compulsorily and elect noble people. People should realize selling their vote is selling their future and the nation. It is more than corruption and more than cheating the nation.
2. We should make sure everyone has a voter Identity card and noble people are available as a choice to choose in their constituents.
3. Like Sri Anna Hazare mentioned 'fight for reforms of the electoral system, including the 'right to recall or reject' from gram panchayat level'.
4. Every transaction more than 50,000 rupeees must be electronic. Any transaction above 50,000 rupees by cash must be punishable.
5. To change currency designs (look and feel) for every 5 years. This helps to bring the black money out. So that all the black money will be counted in the government account soon.
6. To make mandatory to have SSN for every citizen of India to link all assets and liabilities to it.
7. All property registrations should be made online.
8. We need to make sure all these are turned into laws step by step based on priority and dependence.
9. Last but not least everyone's commitment is required. In order to arrest corruption and to see India a developed country all the above are also very important. Our aim should be only Jan Lokpal bll as first step and we should show strong unity in achieving it.

from:  Nageswara Rao Bitra
Posted on: Apr 15, 2011 at 12:48 IST

Anna Hazare's initiative is like Gandhiji's non-violent movement. All Indians from all parts of India and all walks of life should join forces with him and start the crusade against corruption throughout thye country. They should gather in front of Tasidhars'offices, Road Transport offices issuing driving licenses, in front of all Government departments known for demanding money for their legitimate jobs, hospitals which demand money for every thing from medicines to deliverying dead bodies, police stations, traffic policemen, who demand money etc. If this movement gathers momentum, it will become a big national level agitation like Gandhiji's movements and we will definitely see results. Corruption may not be wiped out in full; but it will be reduced considerably and gradually made to disappear. It is the duty of every honest and patriotic Indian to achieve this ultimate goal

from:  S.R.Saba
Posted on: Apr 15, 2011 at 07:20 IST

Anna Hazare is right. Corruption cannot be stopped just with the passing of the strong Jan Lokpal Bill. But its a necessary start. The very reading of it is causing nightmares with the political class, as can be seen by the trivial attacks on Hazare. Then he wants to focus on electoral reforms. Then he is going to create a strong moral force against corruption. He is already one. But are we ?

from:  Prakash
Posted on: Apr 15, 2011 at 02:22 IST

Let us not be judgemental about all the statements that Shri Hazare ji has made recently. He is an evolving person, like all of us; but the one, who has relatively a better understanding of the maladies that are afflicting the society today and is committed to devote his life towards builiding a cleaner society. The task involved is huge. Therefore, he needs our support and appreciation, every moment, and not criticism. Let us contribute whatever meagre that we can in his endeavour, let the things take some shape.

from:  Murtuza
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 23:37 IST

I am amazed to see how men from every walk of lives have come forward and expressed their support to the initiative taken by Anna Hazare in order to fight Corruption. I am also supporting this movement. But I suggest - unless and untill the country saves its Sovereignty it cannot nip the buds of Corruption. Our Sovereignty has been badly mauled by no less than the INC (Indian National Congress) in order to finalise the Indo-US Nucleur Deal. The Soveriegnty was bent down to such an extend so that opposition from Communists was eased out by showing strength in the Parliament by buying Votes of MPs. INC functionaries at top arranged to pay Bribes to those MPs. The INC pretended as if they were fighting a holy war against the Communists !

from:  Basab Roy
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 20:26 IST

Great Job Annaji, I hope more people from all walks of life join the movement so tha corruption can be rooted out from the country

from:  Arun
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 20:11 IST

I found this amazing speech of Anna Hazare on youtube (given to youth in 2007).. After listening to him, it very clear why he inspires so many to take up fight against corruption.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vJD6TzsmA0
If you feel inspired, share it with others by email/facebook/tweeter..
Vipul Patel USA

from:  Vipul Patel
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 19:59 IST

I'm not entirely sure how it happened but we, Indians, have been led to believe that Indians are UNIQUE in the entire world. Interestingly, we don't believe that each of us is unique but as a people we seem to believe that we are unique. That belief creates several problems. a) Whenever a solution that worked for a similar problem elsewhere is brought to people's attention, vested interests tell us.. "But, that's in US/Brazil/China.. It doesn't work for India/Indians/Indian conditions". And, since it applies to our sense of uniqueness, we fall for that fake argument.
b) We see weaknesses where there are none. And, assume that is the cause of our problems. In many comments I read on 'The Hindu' and elsewhere, I see people pointing out that to end corruption, people need to look inward and improve their individual morality. Better still, the government/schools/colleges should introduce morality in our curriculum and that alone will end corruption. If I were corrupt, I would LOVE that argument because I can continue to be corrupt and go unpunished for the foreseeable future.
Now, this is what I learnt from a wiseman. In ANY society, 5% of the people are inherently good -- they don't need the law to tell them to do right and not do wrong; another 5% are inherently bad -- even in the presence of a law, they try to do wrong; And, the remaining 90% are observers and followers. They see which 5% is doing better in the society and follow their example. For sometime now, in India, the bad 5% have been 'successful' -- that is they are raking in money through corruption, not getting caught/punished and living very well. So, more and more of the 90% are beginning to following the example of the bad 5%. That gives the impression that corruption is endemic to Indians. NOT TRUE. And, the problem of corruption is much easier to cure than we are imagining. Catch and give exemplary punishment to a few of the bad eggs and things will turn around dramatically. For that we need to create an institution (i.e. Lokpal) that has enough powers and independence. Incidentally, countries that are not so corrupt are so because they have such institutions and not because their people are saints.

from:  K Palaka
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 19:58 IST

A good civil society is built on the foundation of sound moral values, no doubt. But, it is the law of nature there are bound to be aberrations in every system, like we have weed growing in a well ploughed and looked after paddy field, we do have immoral people in even the best of the societies. Like a doctor treats the disease in a patient, a good law and the system of punishment treats the immorality that every now and then springs up in society. The Lokpal Bill and the anti-corruption law should act as a medicine against corruption.
While we do need to strengthen the education system in schools, it is more important that each one practices in society what is taught in schools. Education for children espcially should adress the following needs: 1) Address the EUTOPIAN idea of society and prepare the children for the ideal world that we want. Give them the idea of an idealistic soiety. But this is not enough. This will be an idea of society that they will strive for when they grow up. 2) Education should also equip children with the understanding of reality around them, so when they enter life, the real world. This will be an idea of society as it is at the moment. This education should give them methods to tackle the aberrations of the society, to fight the immorals, to clean the filth. Teach them Ramayana - a classic example of the real world, how you have an idealistic good represented by RAMA RAJYA and the exact opposite represented by RAVANA RAJYA. This story tells them how the good has to always fight the evil.I strongly belive the beauty of Indian Civilization is that we are equipped with all knowledge required to establish an ideal society.

from:  Sudarshan
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 19:25 IST

Indians will have to decide if they would want a decent country where the law rules supreme. In that case, they will have to reject the expedient mindset of bribing and getting what they want. It is worth being in the queue and being served in due time. That is the decent thing to do and gives a fair chance for all. On the other side of the coin, those who demand a bribe must be treated as criminals and dealt with. If the nation can jail a few famous ones for corruption, the word will quickly get around and dissuade others from such deeds. It is time the nation showed her maturity and dignity!!

from:  Saratchandran
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 18:24 IST

THE MALICIOUS CAMPAIGHN HAS STARTED

The corrupt have already started their work . This is a testing time if we can hold united we win. 1, The attack on Anupam Kher house 2, Making issues of passing statements and blowing it up. 3, People being told to speak on the Tv debates as different voices of civic society like the NGO’S , PROFESSORS, SOCIAL ACTIVISTS whom till yesterday no one knew and suddenly from no where these people spew up and claim voices of civic society.3, Sweet talking politicians making statements first to speak for and then give statements in disguise to create frictions. 4, statements by the govt appointed committee members like Mr.Salman Khursheed . Mr. Kapil Sibal, Statements of political leaders like Mr. Digvijay singh creating confusion. The only aim is to break the unity and then dictate terms to the representatives. I just would like to say condemn these things then and there immediately in whichever way we can. That is when our strength is shown and the pressure is there. I just was seeing the other day on TV the debate where a political leader had accepted that the govt had recognized the cyber support the movement had generated and had to give in . So friends we in the cyber world are been keenly followed and the more we support ANNA ji the movement will be a success.
As of the NGOs we all know how they can be influenced by the politicians because 1. Most of them are dependant on Govt aid and support 2. We also know how most of the NGOs are used by the corrupt to their benefit be it in scams or black money. For Eg in the Radia case NGOs has been used to transfer money. So if ever any NGO speaks as civil voice against the Bill understand the vested interest and immediately united we should condemn it.Friends condemn the wrong statements and stay united. Remember ANNA has asked us his support and stay vigilant to fight it out since the fight is not over yet.

from:  Venkatesh
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 18:17 IST

Kapil Sibal is trying to misguide people by saying that Janlokpal bill would not be able to provide water, education and other basic needs.But the fact is that it is the duty of the Government to provide these needs. The role of the IAC is that of an OMBUNDSMAN.ie.,Mr. Sibal, to act as an agent of justice, that is, to look after the interests of justice in affairs between the government and its citizens. The term has also been expanded in sense to include people who perform the same function for business corporations or newspapers. and please, Mr Kapil Sibal, please do not ask the Lokpal Bill to take care of Water,Education and other basic needs to the citizens as it is not their job. The government will have to look after the needs of the people. All said and done, I am happy that we still have people like ANNA HAZARE to fight against corruption and am thrilled at the wonderful support he has received from all over the country.and will continue to receive in this endeavour.

from:  Peter
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 18:07 IST

Likes of Kapil Sibal thrive on controversies and he a specialist in that area and we self respecting people should be careful in avoiding such characters, our focus and energies should be only directed to acheive our aim.

from:  Mahabir Sehrawat
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 18:01 IST

The Views for and against Anna Hazare and his Team is a good sign and development in the direction to educate people of India and further need to equip Indians with knowledge, awareness, enlightenment for getting themselves experienced to understand as how to protect yourself from the mighty and the corrupt State like India? At the same time, every citizen has to equip himself with weapon of IT to communicate the information all over as the Sikh Vichar Manch did to face the corrupt and the mighty State in its case within limited and available sources so far. The problem is that the corrupt system like India selfishly does not allow its citizens, so easily to become self- sufficient in order to continuously make them subjects of the most corrupts of the world. It is like fighting with pain in life to acquire this standard individually.

from:  Balbir Singh Sooch
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 17:42 IST

Scrap use of high denomination currency notes; ban all transaction above Rs 10,000/- by liquid cash, and see the result within 6 months.It would be far far more powerful than your Jan Lokpal bill.

from:  Kumar Meher
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 16:30 IST

We must support Anna Hazare. A religious man can also do good.On all leftist forums, they are trying to denigrate the personality of Shri Anna Hazare and sound alarmist that he want to impose Hindu right wing agenda.It is totally false and if he will try to do so than he will loose legitimacy.I don't think that he is so dumb and doesn't understand that we are a liberal democracy and peoples' support is limited to his agenda against corruption.

from:  Dinesh Pilania
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 16:27 IST

Anna is the only pioneer in crusading against corruption. shame on the politicians to mislead the campaign by putting all the garbage in to the issue,

from:  Narasimhan
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 16:10 IST

Who is corrupting whom is not the issue. The point is whether India can break ice and usher a new era of honesty, transparency and accountability. It's honeymoon time as Hazare wave is on the rise. All those supporting Anna must remember they are opting for a bed thorns, not roses. Can they sacrifice their all the way Hazare is doing? Answer to this question will decide whether the present uprising will reach its logical conclusion, or get lost on wayside.

from:  Bir Singh Yadav
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 16:00 IST

After a successful agitation in Delhi and all over India it was expected that all political leaders would not tolerate this success and they may create confusions and conflicts amongst the leaders of IAC and their supporters.Now they are making every possible efforts to defame and dissolve the movement.Kapil Sibal is trying to misguide people by saying that Janlokpal bill would not be able to provide water, education and other basic needs.But the fact is that if Janlokpal bill comes in force then corruption at top level i.e.corruption by political leaders and adm.officers would be curbed effectively and corruption at low level will automatically finish.Also leaders of IAC should try their best to make the whole 'bill drafting'transparent through vediography as this will keep the public wakeful.I alongwith my family and friends strongly support Anna Hajare movement against corruption.Jai Hind.

from:  Ashok Singla
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 15:50 IST

Mr Anna Ji is absolutely clear about the movement. The SARKARI BABUS and allied active OR passive politicians from Top to Bottom, unless they come out boldly with expressed support to the movement, their silence shall be deemed support to the corruption. It is a cancer, spreded all over the nation since FIVE+ decades. Obviously, it would not be possible to expect ZERO corruption within the given time frame. BUT it would sure set the path towards reaching the ZERO level too.
Silence by all in the red area zone must come out with courage and conviction by exposing their surrounding corrupt practices, they are witnessing always, under or above them. IT WOULD BE THE GREATEST SERVICE TO TE NATION, indemnifying ownself, individually from the corruption links, in their working areas.

from:  Dilipbhai Shah
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 15:39 IST

Anna Hazareji please also update your security. The evil corrupt mafia does not want this bill to come in force. Money can turn into supari, so please have some intelligence around you to protect you. We common Indian aam aadmi want a leader like you.

from:  Sokhi Singh
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 15:35 IST

All Governments, even the most dictatorial and tyrannical, profess to be acting for the good of the people. When the British ruled India and held the country by naked brute force, they claimed to be doing so for the good of the Indian people. Democracy is not a license to few to destroy everything - all morals values. Some poor people are voting for Money so votes are being purchased at any cost. This is even confirmed, a short-time ago, by the Chief Election Commissioner of India. Ignorant, poor and illiterate people are easily swayed by cheap propaganda, empty slogans and attractive promises and gifts. Some shrewd and unscrupulous politicians misguide them with tall talk and exploit their ignorance for their selfish objectives.
The politicians are fully aware of these weaknesses of the people and of our democracy and take maximum advantage of them as and when the circumstances demand. A headquarters of a national level political party,in New Delhi, was shifted from one Road to a plot on a prestigious Road, the market value of which at that time was some Rs 100 crores but which was handed over to the party for Rs 2 crores only. Relative of a polititian who was given super security protection at the tax payer's expense and is excused from being frisked at airports even though ordinary citizens representatives [ which in this instance include the defence chiefs of staff sometimes ] are not accorded such a sign of respect.
Why should MPs occupy bungalows each estimated at many crores and often continue to occupy even when their term of office is over? In some cases Courts have given directions to the Governments in this regard. Please answer what Politicians have you done in this matter? How disappointed we are. It is high time we need debate for the above question with all honest leaders sitting together. Then only we can convey our Plight.

from:  N. K. Dhuvad
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 15:35 IST

One should not give political colours to Anna's appreciation about Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar. If some thing good happening it should be appreciated like strong criticism against corruption. I am non political person and I feel the Congress party is behaving like a goon as far corruption is concerned. Congress is trying to do the very famous divide and rule dirty tricks so as to destabilize this holy movement against corruption. By using various dirty methods and inducing some of the Anna's associates to say some thing against him (who are having hidden agenda in their minds while joining the movement and using this as a golden opportunity) started showing their true colours. Annaji we are with you. Go ahead we are with you.

from:  Subburaj
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 15:25 IST

Anna Hazare must move around whole nation to strengthen the anticorruption movement.It is now very much essential to gain momentum of the movement by organising common man.

from:  Radha Kumud Das
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 15:23 IST

Laudatory that Anna also commented on 1984 riots.. Power to him!!

from:  kiran
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 14:56 IST

Mr.Anna Hazare may also to add in the list of watch - dog list while dealing in Anti-corruption note about freebees and to check the Tax-payers money should not be go in vain deviating national interest. And to put right check to curb the unscrupulous people retaining power in center or state.I deeply feel about the implication procedure to it effectiveness should be taken care.

from:  M R C Murthy
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 14:32 IST

Sir, there will be lot of stumbling Block when good is going to be done. But these blockages will automatically kicked out when goodness prevails.

from:  Laltakkar
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 14:31 IST

I wish Annaji all success in his efforts. But as you said, politicians are hindering your move, which was obvious for reasons you know. I wished people to come out with their experience with various government departments while they were on television. Even now, people who suffered should come out which is not possible without your direct support. You had started a very noble movement which I feel has not culminated. I hope you will not let it fade away as people are basically honest and want a clean system. Even those who would have paid bribes to get small little work done are honest and should not be penalised for it, unless it has been done to amass wealth by cheating general public.

from:  Tikku
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 14:23 IST

Anna Hazare needs full support of nation. Though he clarified his coomment on Modi, why the NGOs are after him ?He is above evertything. It is nothing but a group of people who do not want India to prosper are spreading canards against Hazare.

from:  Amudhan
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 14:16 IST

It is shameful to see the unity amongst all political parties in attacking Anna Hazare's in his effort to bring effective law against corruption. This unity should have been shown on other occasions when India's pride is on stake. The political parties should learn from Anna, how to organise the people and how much the general public is facing problem in their lives. Instead of preparing itself to identify ways and means for effective mechanisms to curb the corruption, the government is simply involved itself in attacking the movement. If government have so much reservations with the movement, why it brought up the notification. Why it came out for negotiations? It is shameful to see the state of governance in India.

from:  Ajay
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 14:00 IST

Creating riots to win an election is the worst kind of corruption; everything else fades into nothing in front of it.

from:  Nirmal Gill
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:59 IST

I fully agree with Mr. Hazare that he only lauded the developmental efforts of Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Bihar and has always condemned every communal riot including the one in 1984. However, to control black money I suggest that currency notes of denomination 1000, 500 to demonetised for ever and new notes of Rs.900 and Rs.400 to be printed by giving two months notice period. Persons want to exchange the notes should give their bank account number and PAN Number along with declaration of source of income. Though it may be a cumbersome prcoess, still it is wortth considring by the Govt as it will eradicate black money to great extent and also exchequer will earn revenue through income tax from undisclosed source of income and penalty proceedings can start based on the information disclosed. To implement this, we need POLITICAL WILL. CAN THE PRESENT GOVT. DO THIS?

from:  R.Venkatesan
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:49 IST

Sir, Please concentrate on drafting a strong anti-corruption bill that should effectively help common man. The local Tashildahr offices are completely corrupt. Please don't bother about political parties' views. The bill should not only stop corruption at higher levels but also lower levels. Please suggest to replace interview system with written test for Govt jobs. Interview for Govt job means extraction of money from the candidates. Until otherwise you insert honest, young and energetic people in the corrupt system the old corrupt system will stay there.

from:  T. Subramanian
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:37 IST

We are with sir..forever..

from:  abhijit
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:36 IST

Mr Hazare sounds to be a very confused person.Does, according to him,corruption only mean money changing hands under the table? A person who is responsbile for the worst State-sponsored communal riot in independent India is also corrupt, because he abused the power vested in him by the people to subserve his narrow political end. So,I fail to appreciate how Mr Hazare can laud a corrupt person for his so-called developmental efforts in Gujarat and how he can recommend such a person to be a role model.So far as other forms of corruption are concerned, they are there in all the endeavours of Mr Modi.Mr Hazare has only to look deeper.

from:  Goutam
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:34 IST

The Lokpal Bill is a welcome development to stem the rot at the top end of the political and administrative spectrum. But to root out corruption from all walks of life, the citizens have to raise above their personal needs. Corruption in school and college admissions, corruption in the corporation, in the road transport office, in public hospitals, in the tashildar's office etc can be eleminated when individuals raise above their inidvidual needs. Netaji Anna should address the issue of the citizens' responsibility towards a corruption free India.

from:  Mani Sandilya
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:33 IST

But why give opportunity in the first place, Mr.Anna Hazare, to the political and criminal forces to 'dilute' the movement ? Isn't it a fact that your own ardent supporters are not happy with some of your public statements? Why not keep away from media on such controversies and concentrate just on he Bill and work for it Your stature has changed and now you have to be careful in what you say in public...

from:  D Mohan
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:32 IST

Corruption is not a political issue but a moral issue. It can only be eliminated by a value(moral) centered educational system. No law can eliminate uncleanliness (either moral or physical). We must teach sound moral values it in our schools and parents must enforce it at home. Only then can we even dream of a corruption free country. Or else 20 years down even the laws that the current movement is attempting to make will only be a tool in the hands of the corrupt.

from:  Prakash
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011 at 13:16 IST
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