Hyderabad: The TDP has extended support to Gandhian Anna Hazare’s fast and demanded a nation-wide debate on the ever-increasing corruption in the nation.
In a statement here on Friday, party politburo member Mr. Yanamala Rama Krishnudu has said that India has become a synonym for corruption and vice versa. He lamented that governments started giving more importance to corruption than administration and added that corruption has reached its peak during the seven year rule of the UPA. Because of the rampant corruption, a stage has come when people started detesting political leaders. In this backdrop, he said all the people of the country were demanding a ‘Corruption-free India’ with a single voice. He said if all the people of the country, irrespective of the castes, religions and regions unite in this great movement againt corruption, it could be certainly achieved. Rama Krishnudu has extended his party’s support to the ‘India against corruption’ fast undertaken by Anna Hazare since the last few days.
The former finance minister and former Speaker of the AP Assembly has said that the Jan Lok Pal bill has all the necessary remedies to cleanse the corrupt politics in the country and has expressed opinion that there need not be any objection to either the central or state governments to any one to the clauses of the bill which was prepared by experts. Though there were Lok Ayuktas in the states, they were unable to discharge their functions independently and were under the control of the government. In this context, there was need for bringing an independent system (Jan Lokpal) to function both at national and state levels. Considering the demands of Anna Hazare, there was need for starting a nationwide debate on corruption, Rama Krishnudu suggested. He has lamented that since several decades nothing was done excepting drafting the Lok Pal bill.
Rama Krishnudu has said that every public representative including the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers and all the employees who draw their salaries from the public money should be brought under the purview of the Jan Lok Pal. He said the central government should immediately consider Hazare’s suggestions and take suitable action to implement them. (NSS)