AAP hesitant as power corrupts: Parrikar

PTI, PANAJI | 15 December 2013 17:36 IST

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today claimed that Aam Admi Party was hesitant to form government in Delhi because it knew that power can corrupt.

"AAP is hesitating to form government in Delhi as they know with power comes the corruption," Parrikar said, at a function where he launched Goa chapter of Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS), led by Justice (retd) R M S Khandeparkar.

Speaking about anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare who is currently on a fast for Jan Lokpal Bill, Parrikar said, "Anna has held the correct nerve of the society, but bills will not transform the face of corruption in the society. Lokpal bill or Lokayukta is not going to solve the (problem of) corruption."

Except for Karnataka, Lokayukta had not had much impact at the state level, he noted.   "Not just this, but after Lokayukta formation, has corruption been weeded out or reduced in Karnataka?" he asked.

The ombudsman body could not have much impact in Goa too, as Lokayukta Sudershan Reddy resigned within seven months of taking the charge, he said. 

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Mr Parrikar thinks he knows and is an expert on everything. His intellectual arrogance(more often verging on the nonsensical) is quite abundant. His U-Turns are low legendary . Will he be U-Turning on this? I bet he will .He is well known to claim that he has been mis-quoted/ mis-interpreted by the Press. There are Big Fools & Small Fools. I will let you decide which category Parrikar belongs to on some of his views.

Mr Parrikar should remember .." where there is a will there is a way."

- N.Fernandesn, London | 19 th December 2013 23:46


There is no Lokayukta appointed in the state of Gujarat - there is no ombudsman for the government of Gujarat - and the CM of Gujarat wants to become PM of India - and the CM of Goa is one of the greatest supporters of Modi for the post of PM.

- Francisco, Goa | 18 th December 2013 14:51


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