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.
MLAs of the Left Democratic Front in Kerala have started their sit- inside the Assembly. Thousands of people have started coming to Thiruvananthapuram to surround the Assembly outside. Thus inside and outside the Assembly there will be a huge mobilisation of people.
As for the Bills which are designed to combat corruption, after doing nothing for five years, the Government is now seeking the ordinance route. Moreover, the government could have easily extended the session of parliament by a few days to get them discussed and adopted.
The Central Committee noted that the Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and the Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, were finally forced to resign after the Prime Minister and the Congress party resisted this demand while the parliament session was on. This has exposed the hypocrisy of the Congress which has blamed the opposition for the disruption of the parliamentary proceedings since the wrong-doing of the ministers became known.
The arrest of the nephew of the Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, for accepting a bribe of Rs. 90 lakh from a Member of the Railway Board is a shocking and serious matter. The CBI has arrested the Minister’s nephew, Vijay Singla and the member of the Railway Board, Mahesh Kumar.
Is it true that Shri Raja had met him personally in the first week of January, 2008 as stated in his letter to brief the Hon'ble PM about the procedure he was going to follow? In his submission, Shri Raja states, “Thereafter I met the Hon’ble PM in the first week of January 2008 and this issue was again discussed and he agreed with the proposed course of action of the DoT.”
It is surprising that the CBI has not investigated this aspect of the 2G spectrum case. The Prime Minister’s related efforts at distancing himself from the affair have also been exposed. The Prime Minister cannot absolve himself of his responsibility in the matter. The Polit Bureau demands that the role of the PMO is specifically enquired into by the CBI. The Joint Parliamentary Committee should summon both the Prime Minister and A. Raja to testify.