New Delhi March 12: Youth Against Corruption (YAC) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) produced a joint struggle against corruption at Parliament of India. Demanding immediate resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram, issuing of floating warrant against those having accounts in foreign banks and enact stringent laws to curb rampant corruption in NGO and private sector, YAC and ABVP activists from Delhi and surrounding states in large numbers gathered for protest at Jantar Mantar.
The rally started from Deendayal Upadhaya Marg and headed towards Jantar Mantar. The public has been continuously deceived by the Congress led UPA government and the aggression in the students fraternity was visible. Raising slogans like “P. Chidambaram Istifa do” and “Videsho me jama Kala Dhan Wapas Lao” the procession moved towards the scheduled venue. Addressing the activists ABVPs National General Secretary Umesh Dutt said about the cancellation of 122 licenses by the Supreme Court has made it clear that there has been a serious malfunctioning in the allocation of 2G spectrum that incurred a loss of 1.76 thousand crores. The worst thing is that the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is not taking the responsibility and resigning from his post. YAC and ABVP together demanded immediate resignation of P. Chidambaram.
National convener of YAC, Sunil Bansal attacked the corrupt UPA government for ignoring the plight of the common man and focused on the issuing of floating warrant against those having accounts in foreign banks and declaring the black money as national asset. YAC’s National co-convener Vishnudutt Sharma emphasized on the indispensable need for enacting strict laws that could curb the prevailing corruption in NGO as well as private sector. ABVP Delhi State Secretary Rohit Chahal presided the session. After the public meeting, delegation handed over the memorandum to Honourable President of India.
Followed by this, activists in large numbers moved towards the Parliament. There was also a clash between the activists and police in which few activists were injured. YAC and ABVP demanding to fulfil its three fold demands has threatened the government that if the demands were not fulfilled the nationwide anti-corruption movement will be intensified.
ABVP National Organising Secretary Sunil Ambekar, National Secretary Shreerang Kulkarni and Anil Kumar, National co-convener of YAC Dr. Rashmi Singh were also present on the occasion.
Memorandum to Honourable President of India.
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Government of India.
Sub. – Demands regarding rally organized by YAC and ABVP
ABVP has been working since last 63 years in the fields of educational arena and has time and again through its creative conduct catalyzed the dream of making India a global and prosperous country. Its single fold agenda has always been to work for the right cause and enthused energy in the youth of the country to make them feel that they are an integral part of the country and they have to play a pivotal role in the development of mother India.
Madam, the country is in serious crisis and corruption is rampant. India’s image as an economically robust country has got a setback owing to the prevailing corruption in every sector. The contributions of our great ancestors, scholars, corporate, scientists and others who gave their lifetime to make India a role model for the country has morally suffered a humiliating defeat because of immoral and corrupt. Youth against Corruption (YAC) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has been continuously fighting against corruption from last year.
The recent developments in the 2G spectrum deal has made it evident that such a massive corruption cannot be conducted without the involvement of the government. It is thus clear that the role of P. Chidambaram the then finance minister is also crystal clear in the malfunctioning of the allocation of spectrums. It is quite obvious that he is the present Home Minister and he can influence the fair conduct of an inquiry in the case. YAC and ABVP thus demand an immediate resignation of P. Chidambaram so that efforts against corruption can be carried off in the right direction.
The rampant corruption prevailing in the NGO and Private sector is also a matter of serious concern. If the government makes parliamentary provisions to bring back black money lying in foreign countries this can expedite the development of the country. Besides working in the area of social work and development of the country private sector and NGOs are also indulged into corrupt practices and many a times influence government decisions.
Taking into consideration these issues YAC and ABVP demands –
1. Immediate resignation of P Chidambaram
2. Bring back black money and issuing of floating warrant.
3. Enact stringent laws in NGO and Private sector.
We hope you will act immediately concerning India’s well being and take steps to fulfill these demands and uproot the menace of corruption.