IAC to dig up graft cases on Chhattisgarh politicians

IAC to dig up graft cases on Chhattisgarh politicians

India Against Corruption (IAC) has asked its cadre in Chhattisgarh to compile records of alleged cases of corruption against key leaders of the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the opposition Congress, a senior member of the outfit said Wednesday.

"IAC member Manish Sisodia held a lengthy discussion with the Chhattisgarh unit of the IAC Tuesday and emphasised the importance of expanding the base of the IAC in the state to the district and block levels," a senior IAC member told IANS.

Sisodia, the source said, advised IAC members to compile whatever proof possible of the involvement, if any, of leaders of the BJP and the Congress in mining and land deals.

Sisodia, who addressed the media Tuesday at the end of his one-day trip to the mineral-rich state, said, "Corruption is the root cause behind the Maoist problem plaguing Chhattisgarh."

"The moment corruption in the government machinery and among leaders of the state is uprooted, the problem of Maoist violence will end," he said.

Talking about the entry of the IAC into politics, Sisodia said, "As of now, the group is preparing to contest the 2014 parliamentary elections. However, if the people want it, IAC could also participate in the 2013 assembly polls in Chhattisgarh and four other states. A final decision on this will be taken later."