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THE MONSTER OF CORRUPTION
Corruption is rampant in all spheres of life in our society. Whether it was the CWG or purchase of army trucks or contracts of land mining or crores of rupees of black money stashed away in Swiss banks or the scams like NRHM, corruption is eating into the vitals of the country.
And that is the reason why the common man on the street is afraid of the police, the sales tax office, the inning mafia, and the land mafia, and so on. the most dangerous faces of this menace is reflected in the dubious nexus between a corrupt politician and a corrupt bureaucrat. When the lawmakers become lawbreakers with impunity, who will save the country?
The factors responsible for corruption are many. One CASTE and NEPOTISM have become the basis for the distribution of patronage. Two, with a common financial interest, emotion rather than reason dictates politics. Three, society tolerates amassing of wealth by any method, right or wrong. And finally, one's extreme attachment to one's family makes one often feel that one has to earn enough for children and grandchildren.
If democracy has to survive, the middle-class value of probity in public life will have to be sustained. If each one of us refuses to offer bribes, however small, corrupt officials will have to back down eventually and this vicious circle can be broken.
THIS IS POSSIBLE AND WE CAN DO IT.