Yogendra Yadav attacks Modi govt for not tackling corruption

  • PTI, Varanasi
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2015 12:01 IST

Former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav has said the NDA government's claim of scam-free rule is questionable when anti-corruption watchdogs are unable to function with full strength.

He also alleged that the NDA was "unashamedly anti-farmer" and its policies were no different from the previous Manmohan Singh government, leading the country on the same "disastrous" path, only at a much faster pace.

Yadav alleged that the Central government has not shown much will to take on corruption.

"It is a government that does not understand the democratic autonomy of institutions and it has not shown much of a will to take on corruption and institute transparency. It doesn't even understand the challenge of education and health and employment which are big concerns of our country," he alleged.

Yadav said the performance of the government has been a disappointment.

Over claims by BJP and Modi government that unlike during UPA rule, there was no corruption in last one year, Yadav said, "It would be silly to say that there has been no major scandal. Even during the first year of Manmohan Singh government, no major scandal was exposed."

He said, "Scandals are only discovered after the auditing cycle is over and if the auditor is there in place. And in this one year of Modi government, institutions like CVC and CIC are not practically functioning so how can you expect any information to come out."

"If these watchdog institutions are not working and if they don't have the appointment of key persons, how do we expect (any scams to come out)," he pointed out.

"The past records of corruption of both Congress and BJP are terrible but currently our focus is on BJP because it came to power on promises of reducing corruption, and they (BJP) have done no better till date," Yadav said.

He said, "If you judge this government by what it promised and its rhetoric, then of course nothing has come out from it and it is a joke".

"It is one of the most unashamedly anti-farmer governments that we have seen in the last 2-3 decades. It is one of the most anti-ecology and anti-environment government that we have probably ever witnessed," he alleged.

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