Corruption being institutionalized under Cong and BJP govt: Prakash Karat

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IMPHAL, Nov 3: The Congress and BJP have institutionalized corruption in the country rather taking up development works during their rule, stated general secretary of CPI (M), Prakash Karat while addressing a public meeting at GM Hall, Imphal today.

The Marxist leader further maintained that Manipur and other northeastern states have been facing myriad problems out of misgovernance of the Congress and BJP. These states have been engulfed by corruption whereby leading to serious downfall in the development index of the region.

Karat asserted that the CPI (M) is very much against the politicization of ethnic identities of Northeast people which has seriously peace and tranquility of the region.

Further, speaking to media persons at the sideline of the public meeting, Karat stated that the CPI (M) has been pressing the Centre for the repeal of AFSPA, 1958 from all states. However, the failure of the Indian Parliament to pass the recommendations of Justice Jeevan Reddy Commission on AFSPA is quite unfortunate, he noted.

Prakash Karat also condemned deployment of Army in maintaining law and order of the state even though Army have not been deployed in maintaining law and order in the volatile state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

It is surprising to note that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has failed to touch upon the issue of economic blockade while addressing the people of Manipur during his two-day official visit, Karat averred.

Member of CPI (M) Central Committee, Nurul Hooda stated that the CPI (M) will launch “Jail Bharo” agitation all over the country to protest against the capitalist politics.

The Congress Party has ruled for more than 50 years in the country, but there has been no substantial development rather than sufferings of the common people. A clear sign of rampant corruption under the Congress government is that many ministers and bureaucrats have been put behind the bars on graft charges, he asserted.

The public meeting was also attended by CPI (M) state president Sarat Salam and other functionaries of the party.

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