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BJP not interested in halting corruption, says Union Minister V Narayanasamy

Narayanasamy also expressed hope for a fruitful outcome from second round of talks between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.

Chennai | Published: March 3, 2014 3:25 pm
SWAMY-MEDIUM V Narayanasamy attacks BJP on corruption. (PTI)

Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament.

“As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment bill… but it did not…I feel the party is not interested in stymieing corruption,” the Minister of State in PMO told reporters.

Stating that the Judicial Accountability Bill and The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill were also scuttled, he alleged that the BJP was now posing obstacles for the ordinance route as well.

On the fishermen’s issue, he expressed the hope that the proposed second round of talks between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka on March 13 would be fruitful.

To another question, he said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa “only on the sidelines” of the BIMSTEC summit at Mayanmar and not exclusively.

Singh left for the Myanmarese capital Nay Pyi-Taw today to attend the summit, making a strong push to intensify collective efforts to combat security challenges and enhancing connectivity and trade in the region.

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    Devesh Rai
    Mar 4, 2014 at 4:59 pm
    2g scam and coal scam which came to my mind during UPA rule. Then directionless government causing policy paralysis. Mr Rahul hi throwing a bill in dustbin in front of camera but forgot to oppose it in parliament. Times magazine evaluating Sonia hi worth around $ 22 billion,Tax payer money being spend in MNERGA which is nothing but g corruption scheme. So far so much. A hapless India and its citizen bearing the resultHope it is good for you but not for hapless people like me
    1. M
      Mar 3, 2014 at 11:54 am
      That must have helped you a lot during the last 10 years.
      1. Jayant Sanghvi
        Mar 4, 2014 at 10:39 pm
        Mr sami please explain who took Anna hazare for a ride?You were in power, congress fool him?Your party and your supreme leaders have given birth to corruption in our country, you have no morale right or authority to speak about corruption.
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          Karan malhotra
          Mar 4, 2014 at 7:08 am
          Congress brought RTI the stongest tool against corruption. And many scams are reveled because of RTI. Bjp cry against corruption is hollow. they diluted lokayukt in gujrat, keeps minister convicted in cabinet, taking dy back..
          1. Vijay Ranade
            Mar 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm
            On corruption all political parties are having soft views. Unaced money plays big role in politics. Everyone is happy with this situation.
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