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UPA Govt. should take step to curb corruption: Yechury

New Delhi, Fri, 08 Jul 2011 ANI

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has said the government should take steps to curb corruption before the monsoon session of parliament.


Addressing mediapersons here, Yechury said it is important that the government act to curb corruption in the country.


"Today the government is under pressure and, they should take some steps to curb corruption ahead of commencement of monsoon session of parliament. It should discuss in length about the steps being taken to tackle rampant cases of corruption in the country and present the same in the session," he said.


"The Ombudsman Bill is also important, but it is the government's responsibility to first tackle ongoing issues of corruption cases in the country. It should be accountable and be answerable to issues around high-level corruption like the Telecom and Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, which has brought immense shame to the country," he added.


Meanwhile, Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary A B Bardhan has expressed disappointment over corruption becoming a part of the Indian way of life.


"Under the governance of Rajiv Gandhi, a scam of Rs. 64 crore has taken place on the Bofors issue. There was a huge agitation in the entire country in this matter which forced the downfall of the government. Today we have become so used to corruption as a part of our way of life that a scam of Rs. 64 crore is not a huge amount at all. Corruption has gripped the entire country with scams worth millions and billions and it is a sorry state of affairs. I believe that this issue needs urgency," said Bardhan.


The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has been in the eye of the storm due to various corruption scandals like 2G-telecom spectrum scam, Commonwealth Games scam, Adarsh Housing society scam, money laundering in Swiss Banks and others. (ANI)


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