People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 17

April  24, 2011




CPI(M) Demands Effective State Lokpal Bill


THE Haryana state committee of the CPI(M) has demanded  that the existing toothless Haryana state Lokpal Act must be drastically amended in order to make it effective for curbing corruption which is rampant in all spheres of governance including recruitments.


Through a party press note issued from Rohtak on April 9, CPI(M) state secretary Inderjit Singh said that the office of the chief minister must also be brought under the purview of the act on the pattern of West Bengalís Lokpal Act. In this context, Singh has cited the example of the previous 1997 act of Haryana which was the then government annulled and then unceremoniously ousted Justice I P Vashistha from the office of the Lokpal.


While reiterating the CPI(M)ís commitment to continue its fight against corruption and misrule, the partyís state secretary stated that the fast by Anna Hazare and the popular support against corruption has vindicated the stated position of the CPI(M) and the Left parties that the corruption has become a systemic epidemic, especially with the onset of neo-liberal policy regime under crony capitalism.