CPI(M) to launch agitation against corruption

The CPI(M) on Monday slammed the UPA government for "lacking" political will to tackle corruption and said that it will launch a nationwide agitation on the issue.

Updated: Jul 18, 2011, 18:37 PM IST

Patna: The CPI(M) on Monday slammed the UPA
government for "lacking" political will to tackle corruption
and said that it will launch a nationwide agitation on the
issue.

The UPA government has "failed" to tackle corruption
which must be brought to the attention of the people, CPI(M)
politburo member S Ramchandra Pillai told reporters here.

The CPI(M) has decided to launch a nationwide agitation
to compel the Centre to deal sternly with corruption, he
said.

The schedule of the proposed agitation against
corruption will be decided soon by the Central leadership of
the party, Pillai said.

The CPI(M) leader urged the Centre to act strongly
against corruption to restore public faith in the political
system and asked the latter to take steps like, enactment of a
strong Lokpal Bill with the prime minister being in the ambit
of the proposed legislation, a national judicial commission to
check corruption in judiciary, crackdown on the nexus among
the corrupt corporates, politicians and bureaucrats.

He further demanded electoral reforms to check use of
muscle and money power in the elections and urgent steps to
bring back ill-gotten wealth stashed in foreign banks, besides
roll back of neo-liberal economic policies and ban on
privatization of public properties.

PTI