MOHALI, August 29: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder today said that the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had done the best anyone could do under the given circumstances in resolving the issue about Jan Lokpal.
Replying to a question on the issue during a press conference here today, Capt Amarinder pointed out, nobody can question the integrity of the Prime Minister and his commitment to fight corruption. He said, while maintaining the sanctity and dignity of the parliament, the Prime Minister had at the same time resolved the issue to the satisfaction of Anna Hazare and the Civil Society.The PCC President said, the UPA’s record in dealing with corruption was far better than others. He pointed out, ministers and Chief Ministers were made to resign and the accused jailed.
He said, the anti corruption campaign will help the Congress as the Akali-BJP government has been most corrupt. He pointed out, people are fed up with the daily corruption at the lower level and it has broken all records under the current regime. “The magnitude of corruption in Punjab is far more than anywhere else and people know it is the Akalis who are responsible”, he said, while adding, this will obviously benefit the Congress.
The PCC President reiterated that when Congress comes to power it will strengthen the institution of Lokayukt in Punjab which has been weakened by the Akali-BJP government as they know a strong Lokayukt will only put them behind the bars.