Advocating that anybody facing charges of corruption or land grabbing should be open for any investigation to prove his innocence, former minister and member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil on Sunday said that whether a Minister, Bureaucrat or any politician should face inquiry to come clean and welcome it.
Addressing a party convention at Achabal Rafiabad on Sunday, Vakil said, becoming a hurdle in investigation by seeking intervention or favours from different quarters is raising doubts amongst people.
He said corruption is eating vitals of the State and it is the only reason for its backwardness and under-development besides it is the main factor responsible for distancing people especially youth from the mainstream.
“Congress cannot be silent on corruption issue as this has made life of poor people miserable and Government should leave no stone unturned in eradicating this menace so that common man gets justice,” added Vakil.
Pledging to continue tirade against corruption, Vakil said that he will continue to work for the welfare of people who believe that tax payers’ money is going to drain. “I am following the mission of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and its General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on corruption. Sonia and Rahul instructions are that every Congress man should raise voice against the corruption even if the person involved is from within the party. I am following their orders and want to make the Congress strong,”
Vakil appreciated the statement of Sonia Gandhi in which she said corruption is a cancer which affects the poor the most and declared that whoever is found guilty will not be spared. He asked party workers and leaders to strengthen hands of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi and spread the programmes and policies of Congress in far off places of the State.
Vakil expressed grave concern over “neglected fruit industry of J&K.” He said: “Over five lakh people here are associated with horticulture and are solely dependent on this industry for their livelihood. But indifferent attitude of government towards these people in Sopore has left many high and dry.”
Vakil urged the chief minister Omar Abdullah to pay attention towards this sector and help fruit growers in a bigger way by extending incentives towards them.