According to Arvind Kejriwal, Congress president Sonia Gandhi can only bring strong Jan Lokpal bill. Her direction to the Congress-led UPA government can ensure a strong Jan Lokpal, which can put all corrupt politicians behind bars be it those belonging to BSP, SP, BJP or Congress,” he said at Jhulelal Park.
Kejriwal said, “It is the duty of the government to follow the wish of the people. It is clear after Hisar Lok Sabha by-election that people want a strong Lokpal and Congress should follow it.”
We should tell our elected representatives that if they want our votes in future, they will have to vote for a strong Lokpal in the parliament. Anna has made only two demands – First: Bring a law, which ensures that probe of a complaint is completed within a year and trial in another one year, i.e, in two years the guilty should be punished, his/her property confiscated and deposited in public exchequer. Secondly, every department should come out with a charter to deliver time bound services and those who fail should be punished,” he said. The Team Anna is on a five day UP tour to make people aware about the Lokpal issue.
Arvind Kejriwal, said, “Uttar Pradesh has been facing the brunt of corruption for last several decades. The face of political party in power changes with time but the corrupt system does not, Under Mayawati regime, the state saw National Rural Health Mission scam, Taj Corridor scam, and MNREGS scam among others.”
During the tenure of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the state faced recruitment scam in which candidates were forced to sell jewellery of their mothers and wives to get job in state police, alleged Kejriwal. “The Rs 55,000 crore food grain scam during Mulayam’s rule saw food grain meant for poor being smuggled to Nepal and Bangladesh. Similarly, in BJP rule there were a number of scams,” said the Magsaysay awardee. Narrating an incident, Kejriwal said, “I typed UP and Mayawati on the search engine in the internet, there was a list of over 100 scams in UP.” he said.
Article Source: The Times of India