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Stern law needed to deal with the Corruption: Badal

india Updated: Jan 24, 2009 13:33 IST

Echoing with the view of his Deputy and son, Sukhbir Badal, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said that combating corruption would be priority of the state government and if needed, amendment in the existing law would be made to deal with the menace with stern hand.

"There should be harsh laws against corruption to eradicate it from all levels. If needed, amendment will be made in the existing laws", Badal told reporters in Jalandhar on Saturday.

While differing from his Deputy, who said that drive against corruption would be launched from bottom level, Senior Badal said

"let us start it from upper level to make bureaucracy and political leadership more accountable".

"Corruption has unfortunately become the way of life and it should be dealt with both legally and morally", he said adding that present laws were not capable to deal with the corruption and there was a need to make it stronger.

Asked whether Vikramjit Singh Majithia, who resigned from the state cabinet recently to pave way for induction of Sukhbir

Badal as Deputy Chief Minister, would be adjusted somewhere in politics, Badal said "he should be definitely adjusted and party will look into the suitable probabilities for him".

Meanwhile, Badal expressed concern over the poor health of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and wished him early recovery from

the bye-pass heart surgery, the later was undergoing.