1. PM Narendra Modi hits out at corruption in politics, tells opposition parties to throw out tainted leaders

PM Narendra Modi hits out at corruption in politics, tells opposition parties to throw out tainted leaders

"Every political party should single out corrupt leaders and show the door to them," Modi said.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 4:52 PM
modi, modi twitter, modi tweet on corruption, modi comments on lalu yadav, modi comment on tmc, modi comment on Lalu Yadav, modi comment on mamata baenrjee He said that every political party should single out corrupt leaders and show the door to them. He added that due to certain leaders, the credibility of entire political fraternity is under question.(Reuters)

In a veiled attack against opposition parties facing corruption charges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that certain people are trying to give political colour to corruption charges. Modi, tweeting on the issue of corruption, said that action against corrupt leaders is important as public life has to have a clean image in order to make it function well. He said that every political party should single out corrupt leaders and show the door to them. He added that due to certain leaders, the credibility of entire political fraternity is under question. PM Modi’s tweets can be seen as a veiled attack on opposition parties like Trinamool Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal, both of which are facing a crisis-like situation due to a number of charges being faced by their leaders. PM Modi’s comments come ahead of Monsoon Season and Central Government apprehends that Opposition parties may create a ruckus over the issue of raids at Lalu Yadav’s residence in cases of corruption and crackdown on TMC leaders over scams .

Earlier in the day, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that government is willing to have a fruitful monsoon session. “The government would want the monsoon session of Parliament to be fruitful and constructive. We will also ensure good coordination and communication with the opposition to help get legislative business passed during the session,” Naqvi said.

Here’s what Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweeted

“If the opposition demands a discussion on some current issues, we will discuss the same in the business advisory committee and the chairman will decide the time and date of discussion,” he told PTI. Naqvi further said that if parties like Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and Lalu Prasad-led RJD attack the government over the action of law enforcement agencies like the CBI and the ED against their leaders over alleged corruption, the treasury benches too would use the issue to underline their anti-corruption credentials. However, issue of corruption may also see a division of the opposition ranks as the Left and the JD(U) are unlikely to rush to defend the TMC and the RJD respectively on the matter of corruption.

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    sonia
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:30 am
    Let’s face it: A ruling party can not quote convince people that all politicians are not corrupt unquote simply by targeting political rivals as a form of blackmail to get them to fall in line with policy decisions or nominations to cons utional posts. Politicians with close connections to top businessmen with close connections to top militarymen (as in the case of UNITECH GROUP) are seated in the highest of cons utional posts and left untouched as a matter of state and judicial policy (so are their relatives). Most political parties are hand in glove with each other they differ only in name. Lalu Prasad is only one little fly amongst thousands of others that are milking the middle classes completely dry. Let’s at least give him credit for being the very first to come out with ‘I want smart villages’ during a Parliamentary session, in response to Congress-BJP’s thrust for smart cities throughout India.
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