Friday, April 15, 2011

Why Jan Lokpal Bill? Chief Ministers families running amuck

Big rewards for companies that hired Ashok Gehlot's son
Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Updated: April 15, 2011 01:27 IST
New Delhi: In never-seen-before numbers and volume, India spent the early part of April marching on its streets, rallying behind Gandhian Anna Hazare, demanding that a new law be introduced to check corruption.

The outpouring of public anger came after a maze of scams tumbled out of governmental files. In each case, there was careful collusion between politicians, bureaucrats and other practitioners of power. The most serious of these swindles - the spectrum scam which lodged former Telecom Minister A Raja in jail - has been declared India's largest-ever scam.

What Anna Hazare captured was the mood of a country that is keen to see zero tolerance of corruption and of politicians abusing their privileges.

Documents accessed by NDTV now suggest that in the Congress government in Rajasthan, there was a clear conflict of interest in multi-crore rupee contracts being awarded to companies which employed Chief Minister Ashok Ghelot's son.
Read more at: Big rewards for companies that hired Ashok Gehlot's son
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Tamilnadu- a world leader of freebies and Cash for Vote syndrome- A true banana state- Full Fledged Fake Democracy Model
Giving a thumbs up to the Election Commisison for holding the elections in a commendable manner, former chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu Naresh Gupta told IANS: “Cash for votes is a major problem in three southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.” According to him, the one sure way to stop the cash-for-votes is the postponement of elections in constituencies where the issue is serious.
“Elections could be postponed even twice or thrice and the political parties will understand the cash payment will not work,” Gupta said.
According to officials, the unaccounted cash seized will be deposited with the district treasury and the claimants can recover this after accounting for the cash.
“We have just crossed the half-way mark,” Praveen Kumar said, citing the May 13 counting of votes.
More at : 78 percent polling in Tamil Nadu
Comments: Commendable work done by Election Commission in spite of heavy odds perpetuated by ingrained corruption at all levels- no graffati- no cut outs- no party flags- no posters- no noise pollution. Citizens only wish there is permanent elections in Tamilnadu for citizen safety! Kudos to the Election Commission and Compliments.

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