No steps from Centre to tackle corruption: Lokayukta

Lokayukta Justice N Santhosh Hegde inaugurating the ‘Clinforensicon - 09’ at the TMA Pai Internation Convention Centre in Mangalore on Saturday.Addressing after inaugurating the ‘Clinforensicon-09’, the second annul national conference of National Foundation of Clinical Forensic Medicine (NFCFM), at the TMA Pai International Convention Centre here on Saturday, he said that corruption is not limited to those who are in power and politicians. “The disease of corruption has already been spread to all fields in the nation,” he lamented.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself had agreed that only small fishes are being caught in the net of anti-corruption mechanism. However, no measures are being implemented to tackle the issue of corruption by the Union government so far, he added.

The Parliament had passed 17 Bills including the one which deals with the control of corruption without any discussion within 12 minutes on December 23, 2008. Those Bills should have been passed only after thorough discussion in the Parliament. However, it has been passed without any serious discussion, he said adding that politicians are well aware of the fact that they will be in trouble, if stringent law was passed against corruption.

Manipal University Vice Chancellor Dr K Gopalakrishna Prabhu, Dean Dr J Rajagopal NFCFM President Dr Nagesh kumar and organising secretary Dr B Sureshkumar Shetty were present.

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