Fernandes urges Kalam to save country's honour
This is because an international watchdog body has termed India as the most corrupt country.india Updated: Oct 10, 2006 23:29 IST
In a supreme irony, on a day when CBI named him as an accused in the irregular defence deal and he himself sought to involve APJ Abdul Kalam in the case, George Fernandes wrote a letter to the President demanding dismissal of the government because an international watchdog body has termed India as the most corrupt country.
Referring to the Hindustan Times report on the Transparency International's Bribe Payers Index for 2006, which ranks India as the most corrupt among a list of 30 leading exporting nations, he urged Kalam to "save the honour" of the nation over which he presides.
This meant that there was violation of the law and the Constitution by those who were holding office in the government, he observed in the missive.
"Please dismiss this government and order elections to relieve the country from the humility that we are presently subjected to by the corrupt establishment of the government," Fernandes said.
First Published: Oct 10, 2006 23:29 IST