The hypocrisy of the Prime Minister and the BJP government lies in the fact that while they are pursuing corruption cases against leaders of the opposition, this government in these three years has not even implemented the law enacted by the Parliament to establish the Lokpal.
The study of the forms and functions of how political corruption is understood within capitalist societies has been an area of significant neglect within Marxism. There have been countless studies that have examined the ‘corrupting’ effect of capitalism and economic interests upon politics, but there has yet to emerge a systemic or cohesive Marxist understanding of political corruption as such
On August 1, 2015, the CPI (M) Maharashtra state committee organised an impressive rally of over 10,000 people as part of the nationwide campaign against the anti-people and pro-corporate policies, communal conspiracies and corruption scandals of the BJP-led Modi regime at the Centre, and the BJP-led Phadnavis regime in the State.
Thousands of people in Kerala enthusiastically took part in the massive nationwide protest called by Left Parties against the mounting corruption of BJP’s central and state leaders.
As part of the all India observance of the protest day call given by the six parties to expose corruption at high levels in the BJP central and various state governments, on July 20 in Kolkata at the call of 17 left parties a massive Anti-corruption rally was held.
In response to the all India call given by the six parties for the observance of an all India protest day on July 20 to expose corruption at high levels in the BJP central and various state governments in Tripura the central programme was organized at Agartala.
Thousands of Left Parties workers and supporters organized protest dharnas and demonstrations at all the district headquarters in Punjab demanding dismissal of the Ministers & Chief Ministers of BJP involved in scams like Vyapam and IPL.
All these scams conclusively prove that corruption in high places has reached new heights under the crony capitalism being promoted by this Modi government. Its claims to have offered a “corruption free government” stand shattered.
The Left parties decided to hold an all India protest exposing corruption at high levels in this BJP central government as well as in various states on July 20. State level protest actions will be held demanding the removal and action against all those involved in corruption and nepotism.
A dawn to dusk hartal is being observed through Kerala today at the call of the Left Democratic Front protesting the brutal lathicharge and attack on LDF MLAs and activists by the Chandy government in their attempt to stiffle the opposition in its crusade against corruption. Processions were taken out in various parts of the state today.