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Lokpal will only fill the jails: Kalam

PTI  Ranchi, May 01, 2012
First Published: 21:29 IST(1/5/2012) | Last Updated: 21:47 IST(1/5/2012)

Expressing doubts whether creation of Lokpal will put a lid on corruption completely, former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday said Lokpal would only fill up jails and children and youth could begin eradicating corruption from home.

"What Lokpal will do is if it finds anyone guilty it would put them in jail, and jails will be filled up. What we want is nobody should go to jail ... as we want good human beings," Kalam said while interacting with children in Ranchi.


Launching the Jharkhand Chapter of What Can I Give Mission, the missile man advised the children to make their homes corruption-free by preventing memberd of their family from indulging in graft.

Asking the children to take the oath that there would be no corruption in their families, Kalam told them to "say no" if they are given any inducement for any wrongdoing.

"If you do that, corruption will go away in no time," he said, adding "home of ethics" would prevent filling up of jails.

Stating that the youths are the great resource and hope of the nation, Kalam asked them to work for bringing happiness to their homes and keeping the environment clean.

The former president inspired the children that their careers would get wings if they become aware that they were not born to crawl but have enormous potential, goodness, ideas, dreams, greatness and confidence to excel.

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