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Jan Lokpal Bill will fill jails,not end graft: Kalam

The event was organised at the Jharkhand Military Police’s ground at Doranda. Hundreds of students assembled to witness Kalam kickstart ‘What can I give’ campaign in the state.

Written by Manoj Prasad |
May 2, 2012 12:36:21 am

At his campaign,‘What can I give’,organised here on Tuesday,former President A P J Abdul Kalam was silent on questions pertaining to a second term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan,but when it came to Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal Bill,he said to root out corruption one needs to look inwards,as the Bill can only lead to jail terms for the corrupt.

Responding to questions asked by students,Kalam said that the Lokpal can arrest a corrupt person and put him behind the bars,“but for me a way out lies in preventing corruption by ensuring that people take to the path of righteousness”. Kalam asked students to deter their parents from indulging in any act of corruption.

The event was organised at the Jharkhand Military Police’s ground at Doranda. Hundreds of students assembled to witness Kalam kickstart ‘What can I give’ campaign in the state.

Kalam said knowledge is creativity,righteousness and courage. “The 64-year old nation today stands at a crucial juncture marked by vibrant growth and potential and yet plagued by problems of corruption,inefficiency and indifference…The self centered spirit has to be replaced with a new way of living,where every citizen strives to answer the quest,‘What can I give?’” he added.

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