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Dynasty of corruption from generation to generation makes country hollow: PM Modi

PM Modi said, “Generational corruption is a major challenge that has been gradually growing in the past decades and has taken a formidable form in the country.”

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2020 1:41:28 am
PM Modi to launch Ropax Ferry Service between Bhavnagar and Surat on Nov 8Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: Twitter/@BJP4India)

“Generational corruption” is a major challenge for the country and “dynasty of corruption” makes the country hollow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

Inaugurating the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti Corruption, PM Modi said, “Generational corruption is a major challenge that has been gradually growing in the past decades and has taken a formidable form in the country.”

He explained generational corruption as the corruption transferred from one generation to another. “When a generation of corrupt people does not get the right punishment, then the second generation commits corruption with more vigour. Due to this, it became part of political tradition in many states. This corruption and dynasty of corruption from generation to generation makes the country hollow,” Modi said.

He said this situation is a major hurdle in the development of the country and wished that this topic would also be discussed in the national conference organised by the CBI. The PM stressed the necessity for administrative systems to be transparent, responsible, accountable and answerable to the public.

‘Unlike in past, poor can now get loans easily’

Lucknow: Saying that his government managed to “pass” the coronavirus test with “flying colours” as it focused on welfare schemes for the poor during the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said a perception was created in the past that the poor do not repay loans.

Speaking during a video interaction with street vendors from UP who availed of loans amounting to Rs 10,000 each under the PM SVANidhi scheme, the PM said, “The poor have proved… they are repaying their loans.” He said the scheme’s successful implementation is an answer to those who said that making the poor join the banking system will not help anyone.

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