Era of scams in thousands of crores is behind us, says Modi


New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a seeming dig at the Congress-led UPA government, on Tuesday said that the era of corruption running into thousands of crores is behind us.

He, however, urged the agencies to work in synergy and called for systematic checks against corruption. Modi said corruption hurts development. He was speaking at the inauguration of a conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption.

"In the past decades, we have seen that when one generation indulging in corruption is not given the right punishment, then the other generation commits corruption with more power. When he realises that nothing happens to those at home who earn crores of black money, he gets encouraged," said Modi in a virtual address.

Speaking further on this topic, in what seemed to be a political dig, the Prime Minister said, "Today I am going to mention another big challenge before you. This challenge has been gradually growing in the past decades and has now taken a formidable form in front of the country. It is the dynasty of corruption. That is, corruption transferred from one generation to another."

"Corruption isn't a standalone challenge for us. When it comes to a country, the radar of vigilance is very wide. From corruption, economic offences, network of drugs, money laundering to terror funding, all of them are interlinked. Thus, we need to put systematic checks, effective audits and capacity building and training against corruption," exhorted the Prime Minister.

He added that it is imperative for development that our administrative processes are transparent, responsible, accountable and answerable to the people. "Corruption was the biggest enemy of all these processes. Corruption hurts development and disrupts social balance," he remarked.

He recalled that in one of the first decisions after coming to power, the BJP-led government decided to form a committee against black money. The formation of that committee, Modi argued, proved his government's commitment towards fighting corruption.

Legal reforms have been introduced to improve the country's vigilance system, he said, while adding that laws have been made on black money and benami property. "Today its example is being given in other countries of the world," Modi claimed.

He asserted that in the last few years, over 1,500 laws have been abolished and several legalities have been eased. People who need help with pensions, scholarships, water and electricity bills, loans, passports, licenses, governmental help or opening new companies, have digital means, said the Prime Minister.

"We're glad that the people of India have re-started trusting governmental organizations. A positivity has been created. The government has worked very hard to prove that there shouldn't be governmental interference, nor governmental ignorance," he said during his virtual address.

  

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    Modi is known to indulge in Lies, Falsehoods and Slander. Nothing has come out of the 2G or 4G alleged scams as they have been dismissed by the courts. The BJP Made full use of these issues to defame the Congress and ride to power inn 2014. They tried their best to use the Bofors to defame the Congress with years of investigations and huge loss of tax payers money with nothing achieved.

    Yes the Rafale Scam, the Demonitisation scam and many such scams will get exposed once the BJP is thrown out of power as the country is well aware that all the central agencies are just being used only to target oppositon leaders and parties while giving total immunity to BJP leaders and sympathisers.

    Central government tax and enforcement agencies like Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate have rarely raided BJP leaders over the last six years.In the last six years, show me one BJP leader who has been issued ED or IT notice. So many governments have been toppled. You mean the ED or IT department do not know about this?" indicating that large sums of money were transacted for luring of MLAs at the time of toppling of non-BJP governments.

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    Don't believe present day politicians at all whoever he may be.....From any party for that matter....
    Seen how Ajith Pawar of NC in Maharashtra was got away from scams worth crores for simply camping with bjp govt for one night...How Scindiya was cleansed from huge corruption/Forgery charges for getting into bjp camp...
    How only non bjp politicians subjected for ED,CBI probe ...Etc., etc.,....

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    BJP taking congress people as trainers to BJP

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    Waw... Thaliya 👏👏 Diya Batthiya 🕯️💡 who is talking

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    To make andhbhakts happy need these types of statements during elections. He is totally fail to lead the country. Instead of bringing black money back he is sending white money with beloved to abroad.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    all possible scams are over and scamsters enjoying life abroad... N Modi, L Modi, M Choskey, V Mallya etc. etc. etc.

    Never hope that they will be brought back and punished...

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    What is he talking? Corruption, this that? What is note ban? Looks like Indian people are fools

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Oct 27 2020

    Modi swamy, because issuing Clean Chit blindly whatever to you is in front of you.

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