Chandigarh: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) called for a war on caorruption in an semainar organised at Chandigarh on Sunday, May 29. Janata Party president, veteran thinker Dr Subramanian Swamy today called for a war on corruption in India during his adrress in the conference organised by RSS.

Corruption, Swamy said, had reached mind-boggling levels, as seen in the money illegally appropriated in the Satyam, CWG and 2G spectrum scams. He drew a connection between corruption and the state of the nation’s financial health, stressing that corruption has affected badly the rate of growth of India’s economy.

Swamy was addressing a seminar organised by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the city today.

Swamy said that “the most acceptable estimates” of the loss to the national exchequer as a result of corruption ran into lakhs of crores. “One of the worst problems with corruption in India is the creation of black money — money used in such transactions is unreported, it is neither taxed nor is spent openly. It travels to secret bank accounts abroad or, worse, is used by the corrupt to indulge in gross luxurious consumption and bribery.” Swamy said. “Black money also funds election and hence there is no accounting.”

Source: Indian Express

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