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Corruption happens when governance is absent: Imran Khan in Kolkata

Imran Khan on the sidelines of India Pakistan match was responding to questions about a recent sting operation purportedly showing some West Bengal ministers and legislators accepting money.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: March 19, 2016 9:01 pm
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Amidst a row over corruption allegations against some leaders of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday said corruption happens when political governance is absent.

During an interview to a regional channel, ABP Ananda, the former Pakistani cricket captain was told about a recent sting operation purportedly showing some West Bengal ministers and legislators accepting money and questioned whether such people should be thrown out of the system like a batsman bowled out.

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Khan responded by saying, “Corruption is like a tax on common man. Corruption destroys institutions, destroys merit systems. Corruption happens when political governance is absent. When governance is good, it ends corruption.”

He said in any nation to bring development and to do good work, there should be a control over corruption.

Khan said assets declaration is an important method by which corruption can be checked. “In this way, the people who are sitting in some big places and steal money, the only way to catch them is assets declaration.”

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  1. M
    Mar 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm
    Imran Khan is right and this is what corrupt people don't want to let go (letting mis-Governance go away). In just one sentence he has summarized the w state of affairs.
    1. Ajay Kumar De
      Mar 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm
      "Corruption happens when governance is absent" comment of Imran Khan in Kolkata seems to have come out from his sheer ignorance about present trend of many of our country's ministers of different governments getting involved directly in corruptions, occasionally in guise of officers of departments under their control viz. corruption of very many officers of Reserve Bank of India in Ramkrishnapur Cooperative Bank of Howrah [WB]. At least three successive FMs have their personal reasons to show apathy to the scamsters.
      1. D
        Mar 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm
        MAN of COURAGE ! Rahul should learn some thing and tell the country why her mother and g allowed Black-money to GO out INSTED ofshouting you could not bring black money back (they ahe hidden in many ways that they chalange find it if you can)
        1. kris kumar
          Mar 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm
          Well said but will Mamata take a note of it? Mamata is a corrupt and obnoxious woman CM of Bengal who defends her corrupt ministers instead of kicking them out she blames everybody. I think Bengali have not realised how corrupt she is and still do not want to kick her out. Mamata is obnoxious and cunning and master of deception like Congressi and AAPxxrd Khujriwal.
          1. A
            Mar 19, 2016 at 9:53 pm
            IMRAN KHAN also talked about currupt stani politicans and condemn them,
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