Cor­rup­tion de­prives peo­ple of their ba­sic en­ti­tle­ments: Tarigami

The Northlines - - KASHMIR - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT SRINAGAR NOV 08

CPI (M) se­nior leader and MLA Kul­gam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Thurs­day said that Gover­nor Satya Pal Ma­lik's state­ment that cor­rup­tion and nepo­tism were at their peak in Jammu and Kash­mir is be­yond any doubt. If one goes by the state­ment of the Gover­nor, this is only the tip of the ice berg. Such ex­po­sures by state ad­min­is­tra­tive chief would have been suf­fi­cient enough for many big heads to roll. In a state­ment is­sued to KNS, Tarigami said "there is no doubt cor­rup­tion is one of the big­gest is­sues in our state. It has spread its ten­ta­cles very deep and is at all lev­els af­fect­ing all spheres of life. The mag­ni­tude of cor­rup­tion preva­lent in the state ad­min­is­tra­tion is huge and ram­pant. The fa­tal dis­eases of cor­rup­tion, bribery, nepo­tism and crony­ism has plagued vir­tu­ally most of the in­sti­tu­tions." "The Gov­ern­ment re­cently an­nounced the for­ma­tion of Anti Cor­rup­tion Bureau (ACB) to fight against the men­ace of cor­rup­tion. But the re­al­ity is that it is just change of nomen­cla­ture. Peo­ple want ac­tion on ground as there is need for im­me­di­ate treat­ment to get rid of cor­rup­tion and nepo­tism," Tarigami added. "CPI (M) has been con­tin­u­ously ar­gu­ing that the foun­tain­head of cor­rup­tion is big busi­ness houses and neo-lib­eral poli­cies. In­creas­ingly the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem is get­ting per­vaded by big cap­i­tal. It is the il­le­gal money gen­er­ated by big busi­ness houses and the cor­po­rate which has cor­rupted the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem. Cor­rup­tion is rooted in the neo-lib­eral eco­nomic or­der and the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem is sub­verted by cor­rupt means to obey the dic­tates of cap­i­tal," Tarigami said. CPI(M) leader said that as in the Rafale deal the BJP Gov­ern­ment has caused in­sur­mount­able loss of tax­pay­ers' money by sign­ing the deal worth Rs 58,000 crores. Anil Am­bani-led Re­liance De­fence Lim­ited had been un­fairly picked to be the French firm's In­dian part­ner and the cost of each air­craft was raised three times more than what had been ne­go­ti­ated with France in 2012 to give ben­e­fit to Am­ba­nis. The ar­bi­trary ac­tion against the for­mer di­rec­tor of CBI is al­leged to be out­come of such deals. (KNS)

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