No need for new law to fight corruption: Swamy

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today advocated the need to strengthen the existing laws to tackle corruption instead of introducing a new legislation.

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2011, 23:19 PM IST

Mathura: As Anna Hazare gears up for yet
another protest fast against the government`s "weak" Lokpal
Bill, Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today advocated the
need to strengthen the existing laws to tackle corruption
instead of introducing a new legislation to combat the menace.

"Anna Hazare is demanding a new law to fight corruption,
but what is required is to strengthen the existing laws, as
they are strong enough to fight corruption," Swamy said in a
conference here.

He said the Government should strongly implement the
existing laws and take swift action against those involved in
corruption.

"Corruption is an issue of concern in the US also, but the
difference is that quick action is taken against the accused
there, but in India even after a court verdict, it takes years
to solve a case," he said.

PTI