PM protecting colleagues guilty of corruption: RSS

RSS on Saturday said it was shocking that people in the upper echelons of power, including the Prime Minister, were protecting guilty colleagues in spite of evidence pointing against them.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 19:55 PM IST

Bangalore: Slamming the government over
"endless chain of corruption", RSS on Saturday said it was shocking
that people in the upper echelons of power, including the
Prime Minister, were protecting guilty colleagues in spite of
evidence pointing against them.
"The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha expresses grave
concern over the endless chain of incidents of widespread
corruption in the country", the organisation said in a
resolution passed during its three-day annual meet being held
in Puttur, around 350 kms from here.

"It is all the more shocking that the people occupying
the upper echelons in the government, including the Prime
Minister are engaged in protecting guilty colleagues till the
end by describing them as innocent in spite of
incontrovertible evidences against them," the RSS resolution
said.

Describing the appointment of P J Thomas as Central
Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) as a "misdemeanour of the top
rung of power", the RSS said "the country wants to know as to
what was the compulsion and which invisible hand was behind
the misdemeanour of the top rung of power in a most sensitive
matter like the appointment of CVC".
Raking up the issue of corruption in the organising of
the Commonwealth Games, the organisation said that "people at
the helm of power are either turning a blind eye or taking
steps against the guilty as an eye wash under the pressure of
the judiciary and media".

The RSS said that be it the stock market scandal of 1992
or the recent 2G spectrum scam, mind-boggling figures of money
was found to be involved.

"What needs special mention is that the people involved
in these increasing acts of corruption are the ones who are
highly educated and belong to the affluent class of the
society. All these facts clearly indicate that there is need
for further intensification and expansion of the process of
being better people, it said.

On the issue of black money, the RSS demanded that the
government bring back money stashed outside the country and
declare it as the nation`s asset.

PTI