Ummid Assistant

Exploring Ramadan: A complete guide in video with English translation

IGNOU trains teachers to develop online courses

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Left, non-NDA parties call all-India protest against graft

Saturday August 20, 2011 12:39:03 AM, IANS

New Delhi: The Left and some other non-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties Friday accused the government of not taking serious steps to curb high level corruption and called for an all-India protest Aug 23 to demand effective measures against graft, including a strong Lokpal bill.

At a meeting here, the leaders of nine political parties said that aong with the Lokpal law, there are certain immediate measures to be taken to curb corruption. They said a new judicial accountability law which sets up national judicial commission, electoral law reforms and firm steps to unearth black money and bring back the illegal money stashed abroad were needed.

The meeting condemned the arrest of Anna Hazare and his colleagues in order to prevent their hunger strike.

"This is an attack on the democratic rights of citizens to conduct peaceful protests. There are increasing restrictions on the right to assemble and the right to conduct protests in Delhi and all over the country," the parties said in a statement.

They demanded lifting of curbs on the right to protest and protection of democratic rights.

They said Aug 23 protest will also demand protection of democratic rights and right to conduct peaceful protests.

Asked whether this agitation would pave the way for a Third Front, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Prakash Karat said these were issue-based protests.

"Earlier, we had jointly organised all-India hartal on the issue of price rise," he added.

To a question whether they would coordinate with NDA, he said it had also conveyed that the government version of the bill does not serve the purpose.

He said all opposition parties were organising their own agitational programmes.

Apart from Karat those who attended the meeting included A. B. Bardhan (Communist Party of India), Chandrababu Naidu (Telugu Desam Party), H. D. Deve Gowda (Janata Dal-Secular), Ajit Singh (Rashtriya Lok Dal), Debabrata Biswas (Forward Bloc), Abani Roy (Revolutionary Socialist Party) and M. Thambidurai (AIADMK).



Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page



Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

Hazare leaves jail after three days; Cheers, slogans outside Tihar

ivil society leader Anna Hazare Friday left the Tihar Jail after three days to be welcomed by cheering crowds who had been waiting for hours outside. Hazare, 74, is on day four of   »

Can a Lokpal Bill end corruption?

Anarchy is not the option

Activists divided: For and against Hazare


  Most Read

Shehla Masood murder: MP Govt. agrees for CBI probe

Bowing to the overwhelming demand of Central Bureau of Investigations, (CBI), inquiry into the gruesome broad   »

Needle of suspicion points towards IPS officer

US to let illegal students stay and work

In a move to reform the US immigration system, Washington will stop deporting many students and other illegal immigrants who are not a public safety threat and permit them to work legally. A new federal group will review the 300,000 backlogged deportation cases with an eye toward prosecuting criminals and other high-priority cases  »


  News Pick

Venezuela to pull gold reserves out of US, Europe

Venezuela will remove its international gold reserves from the US and Europe and place them in countries with "solid" economies like China, Russia   »

Kerala to reactivate state-run overseas recruitment arm

After a near-dormant existence for over three decades, the Kerala government has decided to reactivate its overseas recruitment consultancy to tap the lucrative market, Labour Minister Shibu Baby John has said.  »

Dr. Swamy, Friends and Limits of Freedom of Expression

It is not a very easy task to decide as to where the freedom of expression ends and Hate speech begins. A lot of perception about this depends on one’s convictions about the underlying ideologies which are being talked about   »

Can a Lokpal Bill end corruption?

In a move to reform the US immigration system, Washington will stop deporting many students and other illegal immigrants who are not a public safety threat and permit them to work legally. A new federal group will review the 300,000 backlogged   »


Picture of the Day

Dignitaries coming out from the Red Fort after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh addressed to the Nation on the occasion of 65th Independence Day, in Delhi on August 15, 2011.

(Photo: BM Meena)



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.