Uproot cancer of corruption: President

Uproot cancer of corruption: President

President’s comments on the eve of the Independence Day and ahead of civil rights activist Anna Hazare’s protest fast beginning August 16, pointed to the government’s mood to effectively challenge the gauntlet thrown by him.

“There cannot be just one panacea or remedy to deal with it (corruption) but a system of transparency and accountability should be put in place at various levels and then effectively enforced,” the President said in her address to the nation.

Stating that corruption was  a cancer affecting the nation’s political, economic, cultural and social life and it was necessary to eliminate it, she said  the government, Parliament, judiciary and society at large, should ponder about this, and find out ways to handle it.

The President said there cannot be just one panacea for fighting corruption and it would require preventive and punitive measures as well as adoption of rational approaches as the anti-corruption agenda is pursued.

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