Anybody who is tainted must be asked to leave position: Congress

Congress is of the view that anybody who is tainted must be asked to leave his position.

Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 21:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress is of the view that
anybody who is tainted must be asked to leave his position.

"Congress has always been fighting against corruption
...Congress is of the view that anybody who is tainted must be
asked to leave his position," the party said in its mouthpiece
"Congress Sandesh".
Ethics in governance has been a top priority for the
Congress governments in the Centre and states in all these
years, the editorial of the party mouthpiece said. "High-level
corruption should be pursued aggressively," it said.

It added, "There is a pervasive feeling today in our
country that while petty cases get tackled quickly, the big
fishes often escape punishment. This has to change."

The party at the same time maintained that fighting
against corruption is not a party affair.

"Different political parties cannot have different
standards in fighting this battle," it said. Congress party
"did not hesitate to ask its ministers and Chief Ministers to
step down in case of any charges against them while "other
parties were shielding their corrupt leaders by giving them
green signal to continue in their positions," the party said.

Maintaining that Congress is committed to providing
transparent, honest and pro-poor governance, the editorial
said, "When industry flourishes, labourers also have a right
to smile".
The party said that the "forces behind the market-driven
economy must understand that Congress is committed to working
with the trade unions and industry to ensure that the
regulatory framework in labour sector is conducive to both
employment generation and workers` welfare".

At a time when the party prepares itself to fight
decisive elections in Left-ruled West Bengal and Kerala, the
party mouthpiece said, "The problems of contract labour
...must be addressed. Regulatory framework in the labour
sector should encourage labour intensive industries. It should
also ensure the well-being of our workers."

PTI