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PM protecting colleagues guilty of corruption: RSS

india Updated: Mar 12, 2011 19:43 IST

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Slamming the government over "endless chain of corruption", RSS on Saturday said it was shocking that people in the upper echelons of power, including the Prime Minister, were protecting guilty colleagues in spite of evidence pointing against them.

"The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha expresses grave concern over the endless chain of incidents of widespread corruption in the country", the organisation said in a resolution passed during its three-day annual meet being held in Puttur, around 350 kms from Bangalore.

"It is all the more shocking that the people occupying the upper echelons in the government, including the Prime Minister are engaged in protecting guilty colleagues till the end by describing them as innocent in spite of incontrovertible evidences against them," the RSS resolution said.

Describing the appointment of P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) as a "misdemeanour of the top rung of power", the RSS said "the country wants to know as to what was the compulsion and which invisible hand was behind the misdemeanour of the top rung of power in a most sensitive matter like the appointment of CVC".

Raking up the issue of corruption in the organising of the Commonwealth Games, the organisation said that "people at the helm of power are either turning a blind eye or taking steps against the guilty as an eye wash under the pressure of the judiciary and media".

The RSS said that be it the stock market scandal of 1992 or the recent 2G spectrum scam, mind-boggling figures of money was found to be involved.

"What needs special mention is that the people involved in these increasing acts of corruption are the ones who are highly educated and belong to the affluent class of the society. All these facts clearly indicate that there is need for further intensification and expansion of the process of being better people, it said.

On the issue of black money, the RSS demanded that the government bring back money stashed outside the country and declare it as the nation's asset.