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Passing Lokpal bill not enough to eradicate corruption: Rajnath

January 29, 2014 01:00 IST

Attacking the government on the issue of corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Pary on Tuesday said that it has reached such proportion that it would not be removed by merely passing the Lokpal Bill or other such laws.

Addressing students at Delhi University on Tuesday, BJP president Rajnath Singh said much more would be needed to eradicate corruption from the country as its level had crossed such proportions that even files have gone missing from ministries.

"Should we not take steps to remove corruption? It has reached such proportions that no file is moved without money. It is not so that by merely passing Lokpal we can check corruption. Along with Lokpal there are many other bills which are pending. But only laws will not help check corruption," Singh said.

The BJP chief said that India should not just develop as a super economic power but also as a spiritual power and if it has to be on top of the world, it has to develop on the spiritual front along with the economic front.

He urged governments to fulfil the promises made by them ahead of polls to help provide a sense of security to the people. "It is their responsibility to provide this sense of security to the public. If they do not fulfil their responsibility then there is anger and discontent among people," he said.

He also called upon governments to instill a sense of credibility among the public, which was a challenge before the political parties and their leaders.

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