CPM to launch campaign against corruption

CPM general secretary Prakash Karat addresses a press conference in Coimbatore on Friday. PTI

As the civil society and the government were busy discussing the Lokpal Bill, no political party or organisation had thought of exposing the nexus between the trio resulting in “large scale corruption”, he told reporters.

“Unless you expose the nexus between ruling politician, bureaucracy and corporates, you would not be able to tackle corruption,” he said adding the date for campaign would be announced at a meeting in New Delhi soon.

Claiming that the government was not serious about the Lokpal Bill, he said the CPM had already made it clear the draft of the bill, with a provision to bring the Prime Minister under its purview, should get the consent of political parties and placed in Parliament for passage.

He said the CPM wanted the government to create a separate National Judicial Commission, without bringing judiciary under the Lokpal, which could be the authority to appoint judges and take up the cases against them. The CPM also wanted electoral reforms, mainly to check the use of money during elections, he said.

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