Attacking Trinamool Congress for opposing CBI investigation into Saradha scam, Left parties welcomed the Supreme Court directions for such a probe and demanded that the agency should uncover the "political nexus" behind the swindling of funds and associated money laundering.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is awaiting sanction from different departments for more than four months to prosecute over 50 officials, including from IAS and IPS, for their alleged involvement in corruption.
Institutions like CAG and CVC may have drawn flak from the government which blamed them for policy paralysis but President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised these bodies and the Election Commission for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence.
The functioning of CBI and CVC should be integrated with that of Lokpal as otherise it would lead to a turf-war between the three agencies, experts suggested during the CVC golden jubilee function here on Wednesday.
Taking a dig at government`s contention of blaming vigilance and investigating agencies for policy paralysis, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said though their vigour does not suit the ruling class many a time, institutions like CAG and CVC should be strengthened in a healthy democracy.
Speaking on the occasion of Central Vigilance Commission Golden Jubilee celebrations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that it needs to be insured that honest officers are not harassed for bonafide mistakes.