Part of judiciary in question vis-à-vis corruption: CPI (M)

Claiming that the corruption is a nexus between politicians, bureaucrats and influential businessmen, the Communist Party of India (M) on Wednesday demanded establishment of judicial commission to probe the corruption in the judiciary, besides the empowerment of state accountability and information commissions.

“Corruption is spreading like cancer. From New Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir, the structure of governments is gripped in corruption. Corruption is a nexus between politicians, bureaucrats and influential businessmen. This is not a small nexus. Even a portion of judiciary is in question vis-à-vis corruption,” CPI (M) State Secretary, Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami, told media men during an anti-corruption rally here this afternoon.

“We demand the establishment of the judicial commission that would probe the allegations of corruption in the judiciary,” he added.

Scores of CPI (M) activists carrying placards and banners against corruption joined Tarigami in the rally that started from Tourist Reception Centre to Press Enclave.

Taking a dig at the government, Tarigami said that the government was accountable before the people. He said since 1969, the much talked about Lokpal bill has been introduced many times but it has not been passed.

“There is a dire need of effective legislation against the corruption,” he said.

Talking about the state accountability commission, CMI (M) leader said that the government has failed to appoint the Chairman of the much hyped commission that was created to take corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and public servants to task.

“We want to ask the government that when will the accountability commission be held accountable. When will it get Chairman and become functional,” he asked.

He said the laws governing the commission also need to be amended so that the commission is further empowered.

Besides accountability commission, Tarigami said that the State Information Commission was also defunct because the two information commissioners have not been appointed.

“Without the two information commissioners, the commission will not be functional. We demand that the government should not delay further and make both these important institutions functional,” he added.

The CPI (M) General Secretary also demanded the establishment of the grievance redressel cells at district and tehsil level. Such cells, he said will be helpful to the people to take up the issues like passports and license with the authorities.