Take oath to not vote for money: Thackeray

Appealing to people to brace up for the unfinished battle against corruption, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has said electorates should take a pledge to not exercise their franchise in lieu of money.

Mumbai: Appealing to people to brace up
for the unfinished battle against corruption, Shiv Sena
supremo Bal Thackeray has said electorates should take a
pledge to not exercise their franchise in lieu of money.

In a statement issued here Sunday night, Thackeray said the
practice of bribing voters adds to corruption and should be
nipped in the bud.

"Only then corruption can be rooted out. If elected
representatives win polls by bribing voters, what will Lokpal
do," he said.

Referring to social activist Anna Hazare`s statement
that only a half battle against corruption has been won, Thackeray said the initial tirade against graft was a tough
task and people should ready themselves to finish the
remaining battle.

Expressing need to prepare a blueprint to finish
corruption, the Shiv Sena supremo said after all Parliament
comprises of the representatives elected by common people from
among themselves.

Thackeray further said corruption takes place even in
the secret ballot system and should be done away with.

PTI

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