PM Modi Is Not Stopping Corruption; He Is Corruption: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi with his mother Sonia Gandhi. Photo: Congress
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with his mother Sonia Gandhi. Photo: Congress

Rahul Gandhi said that Modi’s BJP and parent organization RSS have no respect for Indian democracy and democratic institutions.

By Rakesh Raman

The President of the Congress party Rahul Gandhi said today that the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is hoodwinking the people by saying that he is weeding out corruption from the country. Rahul Gandhi added that Modi cannot remove corruption because he himself is corruption.

The Congress president was referring to the reports that Modi himself had directed his party BJP leaders to bribe the victorious MLAs from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) to fraudulently form the government in Karnataka.

In fact, BJP with the help of its friendly governor had dodged the Constitution of India to install its leader BS Yeddyurappa as the chief minister of Karnataka, although BJP did not have the majority to form the government.

However, today when the Supreme Court of India intervened, Congress-JD(S) alliance which has a majority in Karnataka Assembly was invited to form the government in the state.

Rahul Gandhi also said that Modi’s BJP and parent organization RSS have no respect for Indian democracy and democratic institutions, as they have been destroying all the pillars of democracy. He also informed that the BJP MLAs left the Assembly hall before the completion of national anthem, although BJP ostensibly claims that it is a nationalist party.

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy – with support from Congress – will take oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on Monday.

Corruption in India

Corruption has increased to such an alarming level under Modi’s regime that India has already become a politically unstable banana republic with rampant lawlessness, corruption, and exploitation of the ordinary citizens.

Bureaucratic and political corruption has become pain in the neck for commoners in India. A new “Freedom in the World 2017” report – released by Freedom House, a Washington-based independent watchdog organization – highlights rampant political and bureaucratic corruption in India. It reveals that corruption has a negative effect on government efficiency and economic performance.

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“Though politicians and civil servants at all levels are regularly caught accepting bribes or engaging in other corrupt behavior, a great deal of corruption goes unnoticed and unpunished,” the report said in its findings.

Similarly, global anti-corruption organization Transparency International has lowered India’s rank from last year’s position of 79 to 81 this year. According to the Transparency data, India with a poor score of 40 is more corrupt than countries such as China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Mauritius.

If the situation is not controlled immediately, it is expected that soon international sanctions will be imposed on India because of Modi government’s failure to stop increasing crime and corruption.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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