Dharmashala: Distressed by the forms of corruption that have taken over the country, senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar expressed his anguish over most of it being done by the rich and powerful people, the consequences of which are borne by the poor who fear both God and the Government.
In a communique released here Kumar writes, “when the police reached Raj Kundra’s house to investigate, his wife Shilpa Shetty is quoted by the media as having told her husband in front of everyone that when they have everything, then what was the need to do all this. The family name has lost its reputation and has cost her many projects too.”
Kumar adds that if Shilpa Shetty really had no idea of her husband’s exploits, then the anguish expressed in these words is the voice of an Indian woman. “Basically, most women in India are the epitome of love and honesty,” he said.
Kumar further wrote, “it is the misfortune of this country that most of the corruption is done by the very rich people, officers and leaders. The poor bear everything as they are afraid of both God and the Government.
The so-called elders are neither afraid of God nor the Government. Corruption has taken a terrible form in the country. Very few people are caught and among them, very few people are punished, said Shanta Kumar.
“Even the most corrupt people in the country have everything, and now some people are not greedy for money but the madness of money is riding on them,” he adds
Mentioning that in public life, he has been either an MLA or an MP for about 33 years and got so many facilities and salaries that it is more than my needs today.
“In fact, the pension is so much that I feel it is too much. In a country where 19 crore people are forced to sleep on a hungry stomach; the leaders and officials of the country should not get such facilities, salaries, and pensions. It is for this reason that I invest a lot of money in poor and social services,” concluded Kumar.
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