The PM is right

Our PM has made a specific statement while delivering an address at the Indian Institute of Management Kolkota that “Lokpal alone will not solve the problem of corruption” and he is right on target on that.  Whether he meant the Lokpal Bill being introduced by the Government or the Jan Lokpal Bill from Team Anna, we do not know.

But no matter what it is, to solve the problem of corruption calls for a strong political will from the powers that be at the Centre and the States (that will spawn amongst others e-Governance initiatives on the citizen facing interaction for better transparency) and a determination amongst the citizens not to give bribes to get things done when it should be done normally or get away from problems of their own making.

No matter what the Government does or doesn’t, are we ready to keep our end of the bargain so that the menace of corruption is kept under check?

 

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2 Comments

  1. JD said,

    August 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Just a few thoughts

    a) what will drive the political will. For most politicians their current will is to have unlimited power with unlimited money. not the country or the people. Their priority is themselves first.

    b) Democracy is the government of the people, for the people and by the people. Currently its mostly of the corrupts, for themselves and by the people.

    The govenment systems have to be held accountable for their actions or in-actions. The power has to come back to people but executed through an accountable system.

    I think Jan Lok pal is a step towards that direction.

    • badrirag said,

      August 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Jaydev, Thanks for your comments. JLP may be a step towards holding certain officials accountable but to implement it you need good people at the helm of affairs. Political will comes when we elect people who are interested in the nation and see politics as a route to make their contribution. With those kind of people, radical political reforms that would keep criminals away from power are possible.

      Also request you to read my post https://badrirag.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/some-questions-to-team-anna/ and assess the real impact that JLP will have on our political bosses.


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