Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Silence is questionable
Corruption has become the biggest issue of the day. It is matter of grave concern for the nation. Corruption pervades everywhere in society. Entire nation is amazed at the 2G Spectrun Scam of 1.76 lakh crore. It is the mother of all corruptions in Independent India. Prime Minister is head of his Council of Ministers. Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) must be aware of all activities going on in every ministry. The irregularities in the allocation of 2G Spectrum licences have not been committed overnight. They been going on for more than a year. PM has the prime responsibility of overseeing the work of every ministry. If he oversighted the irregularities committed in IT and Telecom ministry, he has to explain before the nation why he did so. The people of the nation have nothing to do with the compulsion of coalition politics. UPA government-headed by PM Dr. Manmohan Singh can not be condoned of inaction in corruption cases only because of the coalition nature of his government. According to the media reports, PM’s suggestions on 2G Spectrum had been deliberately ignored by Union Minister for IT and Telecom A Raza. PM’s role has been here of mute spectator, which makes his position questionable. Prime Minister should have acted the moment the irregularities came into his knowledge. United Opposition demands for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged 2G Scam so that every aspect of it could come to light. Nation wants to know why Prime Minister delayed the action against the former Union Minister R Raza charged for alleged 2G Spectrum Scam of 1.76 lakh Crore. Mere resignation of the tainted minister can not solve the problem. Authorities however powerful they are must be punished. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should have immediately responded to Supreme Court’s observation on delay in taking a decision on the plea for sanction for prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation issue. The Supreme Court rightly has asked asked some embarrassing questions about the lengthy delay on the part of the Prime Minister in taking a decision on a plea for sanction of prosecution of the former Telecom Minister in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation issue.There is deadlock in Parliament over the opposition demand of JPC probe in 2G Spectrum Scam. Undoubtedly, this is the biggest issue of corruption. So, what compulsion is there for the government to institute JPC probe? It must be time-bound. Manmohan Singh government should accept Opposition demand of JPC probe to make way for smooth running of Parliament.Is it in anyway justified that the sanctioning authority should sit on the complaint? The corruption has now become an important issue as three major scams have surfaced. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh must explain the circumstances before the nation why he delayed in taking action against the former IT and Telecome Minister A Raza .