January 08, 2012 Category : Jobs walk-in
what does it take to get the government to fight corruption??
One answer could be: a medical facility with an air-conditioned Intensive Care Unit, a team of 60 doctors, a media centre, 1,300 toilets, seven large screens to pipe live action, television sets, and a storage facility of 100,000 litres of water.
The government was already burnt by protest led by Anna Hazzare which was hugely popular among the middle class and now the agitation by yoga guru wanting the government to set up a special task force for bringing back black money and declaring it national wealth has caused fear among the corrupt.
Although former prime minister late indira is quoted as saying that corruption is a misuse of power, she also publicly stated "nonchalantly" that "corruption was a global phenomenon" and her government was no different. Politically correct sound bites against corruption have continued to come from subsequent prime ministers such as manmohan singh, but ironically, it has been the Congress governments and members of the nehru-gandhi dynasty who have been most accused of corruption and amassing illegal wealth among India's political class.
India tops the list for black money in the entire world with almost US$1456 billion in swiss banks(approximately USD 1.4 trillion) in the form of black money. According to the data provided by the Swiss Banking Association Report (2006), India has more black money than the rest of the world combined. To put things in perspective, Indian-owned Swiss bank account assets are worth 13 times the country’s national debt. its not just a issue of black money Criminalization is also a serious problem in contemporary Indian politics. In July 2008 The Washington Post reported that nearly a fourth of the 540 indian prliament members faced criminal charges, "including human trafficking, immigration rackets, rape and even murder.
All our ethics, our self respect and love for our motherland is lost somewhere in the last fifty years. Today we are standing at the threshold of a new millennium with, the eerstwhile Indian National Congress and many other parties without a single leader of stature. What does this show that, in the span of more than century, Congress has failed to produce a single leader, leave alone a leader of the stature of Sardar Patel and the like. Today the sets of politicians of all political parties are just money spinning actors working to establish estates for their seven generations. The vision of a great India in the yes of the freedom fighters has been lost somewhere in our move in the last fifty years.
We don't know whether there's a back stage deal between Baba Ramdev and government or he's justifying his political interest but the government seems panicked and is trying every possible tantrum to stop this mass agitation. it is essential to hurry this thing or it will be too late to stop it.