Shimla: All political parties should declare their assets,income and make public the source of their donations,said noted social activist Swami Agnivesh here Sunday.
â€œCivil society should not only monitor the income of contesting MPs and MLAs, it should make all political parties declare their income, assets and source of donations on their respective websites,â€ Agnivesh said.
â€œOnce the income is made public the CAG should then audit this income,â€ he added.
Launching an attack on the rampant corruption in the country he said, â€œNow it is the spectrum scandal,but even bigger scandals like the Kaveri Godavari basin and Coal scandals will come to light soon, besides the black money in foreign banks could alone reveal a whopping Rs 400 lakh crore scandal.â€
Commenting on the Lok Pal bill status he said, â€œThis is only the first draft and we will study it when it is presented in parliament in the monsoon session.After which we will decide if some fine tuning is required or else the protest will continue from Aug 16 onwards.â€
Asked about Anna Hazareâ€™s and Baba Ramdevâ€™s fight against corruption he said both were working at their levels.
â€œWhile Anna has been working against corruption for 25 years in Maharashtra, Baba Ramdev has been doing the same across the country for the last couple of years.â€
He warned, â€œBut if Anna and Ramdev are pursuing their political ambitions they will definitely loose their credibility.â€
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