As Shiv Khera says “if you are not part of the solution, you are Problem”. I admit being a part of the problem because I gave bribe once to an Inspector for getting my passport. I was seeing news on one of the channel which was flashing breaking news ; LK Advani talked about corruption in Congress Regime and Pranab Mukherjee hit back saying don’t forget your regime. Wow, these things have become breaking news ! I pity news channel.
“Corruption” is not a relative word that I can say I am least and you are more. It’s a disease. It’s an individual responsibility to remain honest and promote honesty and educate others about honesty. All I see on news is corruption, scams, people hiding their faces on camera and politicians barking and biting at each other. Whether it is by a Telecom Minister at Central level or Karnataka’s Chief Minister retaining office after so many land scams, it’s a shame for the whole government and a country of 1.15 billion people. Are these corrupt people so hungry for money? Why Indian constitution is so helpless to nail these corrupt people? “Adarsh Scam, LIC Scam, CWG Scam” I guess the list will not end. Indian politics doesn’t see corruption as an issue. It seems that all politicians are in a race for creating a bigger scam. It’s like a status symbol these days. Corruption is now socially acceptable. I wanted to get ration card and one person asked me 3000/- rupees, on enquiring he told me that he will have to bribe at different levels. Is corruption more prevalent and accepted because we can afford it, or is it that we are in too hurry to get things done and someone making use of this.
Fighting corruption is everyone’s responsibility, we should not run away by just saying I am not paying any bribe. We should stand united to fight against corruption and corrupt people.