JP of Lok Satta Party has rightly spoken against the tendency of some members of Team Anna towards histrionics. This was most pronounced with Kiran Bedi's wild claims at Ramlila ground last year.
Sharply reacting to Team Anna’s demand for an inquiry by a panel of judges into allegations against Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and 14 other Union Ministers, Dr. JP said in a media statement that assuming every one is corrupt and every Government decision is tainted with corruption unless otherwise proved is a sure recipe for disaster.
“Nothing can be more illogical and untrue than assuming that everyone in politics is bad and those outside politics are angels.
“Those who fight against corruption must have respect for truth and evidence and not rely on hearsay and speculation.”
Dr. JP underlined that there are many men and women in public life who maintain high standards of conduct and probity against heavy odds and named leaders like Dr. Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee, A. K. Antony, L. K. Advani, Arun Jaitley, Nitish Kumar, Buddadeb Bhattacharya, Navin Patnaik, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Prakash Karat, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and N. Rangasamy.
I agree that natural justice must be available to everyone. However, I don't agree with JP's clean chit to these specific politicians. The fact that they are part of the system which starts with crores of rupees of black money in elections and false declarations at the start of their parliamentary career, undermines any credibility these politicians might have.
According to me, MMS, Modi, Advani, etc. are thoroughly corrupt. If they claim to be innocent I'd like to interrogate them on their actions over these past many years.
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