State has long been captured

The Sunday Independent - - DISPATCHES -

THE MARCH against state cap­ture last week, though well at­tended, must be an­other public ex­er­cise. It should have a real mean­ing, not just for unions but the public in gen­eral.

It is a well known that this phe­nom­e­non has made many politi­cians an­gry, hence the at­ten­dance. But we must also ask why now, be­cause it was around prior to our demo­cratic dis­pen­sa­tion.

The state was long captured, and must not be re­duced to the Gup­tas alone. Many business peo­ple are guilty of hav­ing in­flu­ence on politi­cians and the sta­te­owned en­ti­ties.

As a re­sult, it should have been dealt with vig­or­ously be­fore it got to the mess it is in now. But, most im­por­tantly, all po­lit­i­cal par­ties should have been part of the march as well, un­less of course they are di­rect ben­e­fi­cia­ries of this state cap­ture.

The pres­i­dent him­self should have es­tab­lished the ju­di­cial com­mis­sion of in­quiry.

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