Corruption a vexing issue, says Advani

Terming corruption as a "vexing issue" and a "malady," senior BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday said unless the whole political system was able to combat it effectively, there would be not any peace in the country.

Chennai: Terming corruption as a "vexing issue" and a "malady," senior BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday said unless the whole political system was able to combat it
effectively, there would be not any peace in the country.

"Corruption has become a serious malady in the country. And it has become a malady of nature which needs to be confronted by all right-thinking people," Advani told
reporters on the sidelines of a book release function here.

Saying he belonged to a party which has "spearheaded" the country against corruption and pursued it "vigorously", Advani said corruption, besides inflation, had become an
issue "which even the common man feels miserable about."

"Unless the whole political system is able to combat it effectively there will be no peace in the country," he said.

Advani said "constitutional institutions" including the Supreme Court, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the media had functioned in a manner to highlight
the "single issue vexing the nation," -- corruption.

"They have covered the events of the past few months right from the CWG to the 2G spectrum to certain matters in Mumbai (Adarsh Housing scam) in a manner as to highlight how corruption has become a serious malady in the country," he said.

He said problems of inflation and corruption had been highlighted in Parliament during the previous sessions.

PTI

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