Sunday, April 22, 2012

To Laugh or To Cry ?

“Congmen condemn corruption by party leaders.”

 That was the title of the article. Navhind Times 22 April 2012.

 I was happy that the party realized this fact at last. Even if it was months after the electorate brought down the congress government in Goa. I continued to read. What was written in the paper is reproduced below. In the brackets are my words.

 We never in the past saw such rampant corruption in any congress government and our plea with our leaders to arrest corruption fell on deaf ears, said a senior congress leader.

 He said that he himself had to pay lakhs of rupees to a minister to get appointment letter (for a govt job) for a senior congress leader. (Senior congress leaders should be given appointment letters, out of turn, just because they are senior congress leaders. Asking money for the favour and keeping them at par with ordinary citizens is a crime.)

 Another office bearer said that jobs were put on auction and the highest bidder (even if he was non congress) won the job. (The ministers should have accepted lower bids from congress workers in preference to the non congress higher bid )

 The concerned ministers used to directly ask for money (they should have been indirect and discreet) even from senior party workers and no concession whatsoever was given to them (Let a minister accept money, but he should at least show the courtesy of a discount to senior party workers)

- The complaints go on in the same tone. There is a proverb in Kannada- nagabeko aLabeko gottagalla- meaning, I do not know whether to laugh or to cry.

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