Modi takes a dig at UPA government over corruption
Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA Government over the issue of corruption, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today said that these days people wonder who is going to be the next leader of the ruling alliance to face arrest on graft charges.Updated: Sep 24, 2011 16:46 IST
Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA government over the issue of corruption, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that these days people wonder who is going to be the next leader of the ruling alliance to face arrest on graft charges.
"People's mindset has become such that while switching on the TV sets or opening newspapers they ask 'who has gone to jail today or who is the next to go to jail'," he said without referring to the 2G scam or the Manmohan Singh government, which has been hit by a number of corruption-related scandals.
"It is like the turn of 'A' then 'B' and then 'C',. A has gone, B has gone now it is the turn of C," Modi said, without taking the name of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is facing the heat over the 2G spectrum scam.
DMK leader and ex-telecom minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, besides a host of senior Government officials and corporates executives are behind bars in the 2008 case. The BJP-led Opposition is now gunning for Chidambaram, who was the finance minister when the alleged scam occurred.
Speaking at the 54th annual technical convention of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) here, the BJP stalwart said "corruption ne pure desh ko pareshan kar ke rakha hai, (corruption has disturbed the entire nation)."
Modi said in an environment where corruption rules the roost, technology can play a significant role for bringing transparency in the system.
First Published: Sep 24, 2011 16:41 IST