Ramesh calls the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill a joke
Another statement added to the list of insensible remarks made by federal minister Jairam Ramesh is that Narendra Modi speaking about Lokayukta is like Asaram ‘talking about virginity’.
The rural development minister, who has a record of making contentious statements, drew this comparison on Monday when he was questioned about Modi ridiculing Rahul Gandhi on the matter of Lokpal Bill at a rally in Uttarakhand on Sunday.
Modi in his speech has stated that why Congress, which is now pushing for the Lokpal Bill, was not putting into practice the Lokayukta Act introduced by the former BJP government in the state.
Ramesh said that Modi, who has not designated a Lokayukta for 10 years in Gujarat, has not right to talk about anti-corruption act.
According to media reports, Ramesh said, “A guy who didn’t appoint a Lokayukta for 10 years is hardly the person to speak about Lokayukta. For 10 years he didn’t appoint a Lokayukta and he is giving ‘updesh’ on Lokayukta. This is like Asaram talking about virginity”.
Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu, 72, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his ashram and is in judicial custody in Jodhpur jail since September.
Devised during the time of Anna Hazare’s anti-graft demonstration, Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill was passed in unison by the state assembly in November 2011 just two months after B. C. Khanduri took charge as the chief minister for the second term in September, 2011.
However, the bill has received presidential ascension in September 2013, after two-years of hanging around. The bill is still to be executed in Uttarakhand as Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has decided to implement it only after some changes.
This act brings under its purview the chief minister, state ministers, legislators and public servants.
Ramesh called this act a ‘joke’ and added that ‘there was some problem’ with the bill. But he did not give the details.
Well I think, Lately Ramesh has been handed over the task of calling Modi by all kinds of names but this analogy was the most horrible ones among all that the minister has said till now. Is it the fear of Modi and his popularity that is making the party and its ministers do all such insane things? Well time will see the finish of the degrading and shameful period of the current government and its ministers.