Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Congress Party adopts aggressive posture

Congress Party has adopted aggressive posture and tried to take the
battle on the issue of corruption into BJP’s camp at its plenary 83rd
session. By asking question to the Opposition BJP that on the one hand
it rocked Winter Session Parliament for the Joint Parliamentary
Committee to probe the 2G Spectrum case even after the former Union IT
and Communications Minister A Raja against whom there was charge of
corruption was dismissed, and multi-investigative agencies and Supreme
Court motitored CBI investigation were already going on but BJP failed to
dismiss Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa for his alleged
involvement in land scam on the other. Here the Congress has
established upper hand as far as moral high ground is concerned. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has voluntarily announced while
addressing the Plenary Session of Congress Party that he is prepared
to appear before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) headed
by senior BJP leader Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi. PAC is also a
Parliamentary Committee consiting of 22 MPs. It is meant for examining
CAG report. But the opposition is rigid with the demand of JPC probe into
2G Spectrum Scam. JPC can call even Prime Minister for interrogation.
Entire opposition is of the view that because of the possibility of PM
being called if JPC is constituted to look into the 2G Scam, the ruling
Congress does not concede the demand. While the ruling party charges
the opposition with politicising the issue. Whether the scams are probed by JPC or PAC do not matter. The matter
of uppermost importance is the intent of the ruling as well as opposition
parties to fight against corruption. 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress
Party clearly reflected that it was prepared to act against corruption.
Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has talked of
5-point strategy to fight corruption. It is undoubtedly the great idea but it
needs to be translated into action on the ground. Only lecturing and doing
nothing visible on the ground before the public will do no purpose. First Sonia Gandhi followed by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh all spoke on the need for
fighting corruption and advocated deterrent punish for all those found in
corruption cases. These words are amusing but they need to be
converted into action on the ground.

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