In Haryana, PM Modi vows to rid country of corruption

Corruption is destroying the country. Strong steps are needed to eradicate it, said Modi.

By: Press Trust of India | Kaithal (haryana): | Published:August 19, 2014 5:19 pm
Corruption is dangerous and spreading more dangerously than cancer, said Modi. Corruption is dangerous and spreading more dangerously than cancer, said Modi.

Vowing to rid the country of the “disease” of corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government will take tough measures to eliminate the menace which is “more dangerous than cancer”.

“Corruption is dangerous and spreading more dangerously than cancer. It is destroying the country. Strong steps are needed to eradicate it,” he said at a public meeting while inaugurating a highway project in the poll-bound state.

“You tell me if we should take tough measures against it (corruption). I need your blessings. With your blessings, I will rid the country of this disease,” said Modi, who was on his maiden visit to the state after becoming Prime Minister.

He noted that many people said he did not speak against corruption in his Independence Day speech which, he added, was not true as he had this issue on mind when he spoke about “mera kya (What about me), mujhe kya (It does not concern me)” syndrome in society. This was about corruption, he said.

“This (corruption) has ruined the country… It is more dangerous than cancer. We have to make national mood against it. I sense that people are no longer ready to live with it,” he said.

Turning his focus on development, he said the infrastructure of the 20th century would not do in the 21st century as times have changed and “we will have to think ahead”.

“Rains come and roads disappear. Nobody knows where money goes…. Only road or rail network will not fulfil the infrastructure need of the 21st century. We have to lay optical fibre cable and connect our villages with gas and water grids,” he said.

His government, he said, is striving to meet the aspirations of the new generation.

Stressing that development is the only solution to the problems facing the people, he said, “A nation which gives impetus to infrastructure be it roads, rail or airport, that is where chances of development increase”.

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    Vivek
    Aug 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm
    Chal Jhoote!.
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      James Whitaker
      Aug 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm
      Mr Modi enough of talking the talk, now walk the walk!
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        kashif
        Aug 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm
        Remove corruption with diurappas and Sriramaloos :-)
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          JS JS
          Aug 20, 2014 at 2:46 am
          Many of us voted Modi Ji for corruption free India. Following actions of Modi Government suggest that this government also supports corruption just like UPA.[1 ] Modi slapped billion hopes when he formed his ministries with 34% people having criminal cases. [ 2 ] Modi is mum on VAYAPAM Ghutala.[ 3 ] Modi is mum when CAG highlighted irregularities amountingto more than RS 25,000 crore under MODI'S regime in Gujarat which includes Rs 1,500 crores in undue benefits to companies, including Reliance, Adani and Essar. [ 4 ] Modi is mum on recent CAG report that reliance got undue advantage worthRs 22,842 crores in case of 3G and 4G spectrum allocation. [5] On July 23 2014 Modi government strip the capital's anti-corruption branch (ACB) of the powers to probe charges against two ministers in the UPA regime-Veerappa Moily and Murli Deora and Mukesh Ambani on charges of fixing gas price to benefit Reliance.[ 6 ] On Aug 06 2014 Modi government goes to high court to save former Congress Petroleum Ministers and Reliance. In fact High Court refused to hear Modi government. [ 7 ] Aug 13 2014 News comes out that the caged parrot of government, CBI has tried to stop trial against Reliance Telecom. [ 8 ] On Aug16 2014 BS dyurappa, former Karnataka BJP chief minister who had been in jail for corruption and looting the nation is made one of the vice-presidentsto take BJP and Modi policies forward. [ 9 ] On Aug19 2014 Modi government try to save the corrupt andtells Delhi high court that the power of its ACB to probe graft against formerUPA ministers and Reliance gas has been taken away by a recent notification ofthe Modi Government.
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            JAMBO
            Aug 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm
            Sir,All is agreed what you mention. It is good to bring into peoples attention. A nation where corruption is rampant, what can be done this is where the question needs to addressed.I am a foreigner (Indian origin born in Africa love India as well) and all I can say that character of Mr Modi is very different from the run of the mill people. People are judged by their Character and in his case what he says he is doing it.If a person is surrounded by corrupt people what will you and me will do? We would start playing a blame game and everyone would be against us. He has a vision to take along everyone and get the job done which is to bring the country back to its feet. Once things are moving and income is generated then things can be done in different way. People can only work in the position of strength not weakness.Proof of the pudding is by eating. His prime aim at this moment and time is to prove people that he will do things and is spearing ahead to do projects after projects thereby creating employment. Once the public knows that he is working for the people, by the people and with the people then and only then transformation can take place.when one river merges into another river the flow is in the same direction therefore one has to first deal with corrupted people who have been there for a long time and knows the system. To change that once has to first learn the tricks of the trade and then slowly slowly eradicate them. Judging from what he says with confidence that he wants to change is a sign and so far what he says he is doing it. He is taking every one along with him including the opposition; not criticizing or blaming them although we all know what they have done for the last 60 years a short time he is showing signs of positive movement and if we all just give him a chance he will do and bring India to prosperityPlease note I am looking as an independant person with birds eye viewhope you will be positive with this new prime ministerbest regards
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              Suren Singh
              Aug 19, 2014 at 10:54 pm
              Corruption and moral decadence must be eliminated Modi Ji
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                common
                Aug 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm
                Congress wants to give Nehruvian solution to our problems. Haryana has failed to grow since it voted parties specializing in corruption. It is for people to vote honest people.
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                  Citizen
                  Aug 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm
                  Good use high tech for complaints, payments, and other services so that people's physical visit to the offices is less and admin staff is forced to address the problems in a given time frame. Jaihind
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