Shimla: Hitting out at both the BJP led state government and the Congress led UPA government in the center, Communist Party of India (Marxists) today said a campaign would be launched to expose corruption in both governments, for which the party would observe an â€˜anti corruption weekâ€™.
Citing instances about the state government being indifferent towards containing corruption, Tikender Panwar, member secretariat CPI(M) said, CPI(M) would be observing an â€˜anti corruption weekâ€™ from 6th to 13 December to highlight the corruption in both the state and central governments.
He pointed out that â€œa drug controller who was caught red-handed taking bribes, arrested and now faces prosecution was reinstated back on his job.â€
The haste with private universities have been opened up, smack of corruption, he said adding that a major scam involving fake mark sheets and degrees has surfaced in the HP school education board, which only pointed to an nexus of officials with the perpetrators.
About the central government, he said massive scams like the common wealth games, land scams in Mumbai and the 2 G telecom scam show the level that corruption has reached in the country.
â€œ At a time when people in this country demand a life free from hunger and unemployment, they are witnessing sordid scandals of large amounts of public money being looted, he said.
Only recently an international organization called Global Financial Integrity headed by a former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director published a report that showed that in the last decade 5.7 lakh crores rupees of illegal financial flows went out of the country, Panwar, pointed out.