'Youth ray of hope to cut growth of corruption'

'Youth ray of hope to cut growth of corruption'

A student posing a question to Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde at an interaction programme at Bhandarkars Arts and Science College, in Kundapur on Friday. DH photo

Addressing students here at an interaction programme on “National Lokpal Bill and Controlling the Corruption” organised by the Bhandarkars Arts and Science College, Kundapur and Bhandarkars College Old Students Union at the College Auditorium on Friday, he said there is a need for strong campaign against corruption. There seems to be hope in this direction. Optimistic attitude against corruption should be inculcated among youths. Corruption is deeply rooted in society since its birth. The heights of corruption have stretched to extreme level. Youths should take the lead to curtail the growth of corruption. This is my 236th interaction programme with students. Greed over need is a sort of communicable disease. Youths should be contented with the income that is earned legally. The persons who are not elected by the people are not authorised to question the elected representatives for their fraud deeds. They are termed as unelected tyrants, he regretted.

Later interacting with the students, Hegde said “If UPA government agrees to include the remaining eight demands by the civil society, I will convince my fellow men in the team to drop the proposal of including Prime Minister and Supreme Court Chief Justice under the purview of Jan Lokpal Bill.

The UPA government is misleading people by only highlighting two issues, and sidelining the remaining other eight demands made by us. Executive, Judiciary and Legislature should have equal representation in the Lokpal Samiti as against government’s demand to include majority of politicians.”

Replying to queries of media persons, he said the Lokayukta police have done a good job by filing chargesheet against Katta Subramanya Naidu’s son. It should have taken place long back, however it was delayed owing to the stay order. The case has been filed against Katta, his son and the officials who supported them.

 “The case will appear before court on Monday. They are planning to challenge it. We have to see the future course of action,” he added.

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