Reply to the discussion under Rule 193—Situation arising out of outspread corruption in the country—would be given tomorrow.
5.24pm: C Rajendran speaks: Corruption is diminishing people’s faith in government.
5.22pm: C Rajendran, AIADMK speaks: The philanthropic institutions of the country are dipped in corruption.
5.18pm: Tarun Mandal speaks: Capitalism has pushed the country to a moribund state.
5.14pm: Tarun Mandal, Independent speaks: Government wants the people to be silent spectators.
5.11pm: Anant Kumnar Dattatreya Hegde speaks:
5.10pm: Anant Kumnar Dattatreya Hegde speaks: Refers to Ram Manohar Lohia — “Jawaharlal Nehru gave Rs 9 crore to his daughter and only his ashes to India.”
5.05pm: Anant Kumnar Dattatreya Hegde, BJP speaks: Despite tabling of the Lokpal bill for nine times, discussions are still on in the Lokpal issue in the Parliament since 1968.
5.02pm: Sharifuddin Sharig speaks: Tells Team Anna not to go for childish pranks by setting impossible deadlines.
5.00pm: Sharifuddin Sharig, J&KNC speaks: Unless human greed is controlled, no law can tackle corruption.
4.52pm: Devendra Nagpal, RLD speaks: Land acquisition should be done in a transparent manner and the farmers should be compensated adequately.
4.47pm: Sanjeev Ganesh Naik, NCP speaks: Instil confidence among people.
4.42pm: Raghuvansh Prasad Singh speaks: Government’s passiveness has fuelled this people’s anger against Parliament.
4.37pm: Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, RJD speaks: Spending more than earnings, power struggle and favouritism to relatives are the only forms of corruption. Cash, caste and crime fuel corruption.
4.34pm: Bhakta Charan Das speaks: Deadlines should not come in the way in making a strong Lokpal law.
4.24pm Bhakta Charan Das, INC speaks: Our parliamentary discussions on corruption have always been full of allegations instead of dwelling on solutions.
4.23pm: Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh speaks: Involve all in this fight against corruption.
4.20pm: Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh speaks: Rise above politics and hatredness and fight corruption.
4.17pm: Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh, JD-U speaks: As we wash our hands after going to toilet even if no one is watching us because of the importance of maintaining self-cleanliness, we should stay away from corruption similarly as a matter of habit.
4.16pm: Sher Singh Ghubaya speaks: When thousand Anna Hazare‘s would be born, the government would find it tough to handle.
4.13pm: Sher Singh Ghubaya speaks: Victims of Bhopal gas tragedy are yet to get compensation.
4.12pm: Sher Singh Ghubaya speaks: The poor are suffering because of corruption while the rich are prospering.
4.10pm: Sher Singh Ghubaya speaks: Parliament will weed out corruption with strong laws.
4.08pm: Sher Singh Ghubaya, Shiromani Akali Dal speaks: British sow the seeds of corruption in India.
4.07pm: Prabodh Panda: Government should refrain from making irresponsible statements.
4.04pm: Prabodh Panda speaks: Whatever may be the status and strength of the Lokpal, it is not the panacea to tackle corruption.
4.00pm: Prabodh Panda, CPI speaks: CVC, CBI, Prevention of Corruption Act and similar other laws and bodies have collectively failed to convince the general public about their effectiveness.
3.57pm: Bhatruhari Mahtab: What harms the people is ‘adharma’ (sin)? Corruption therefore should be wiped out.
3.53pm: Bhatruhari Mahtab: Time to clean up the house.
3.51pm: Bhatruhari Mahtab: Refers to the BCCI-IPL scam where the House and the media is yet to move ahead to punish the guilty.
3.47pm: Bhatruhari Mahtab: Post economic reforms, enforcement of law was not a priority of the government.
3.46pm: Bhatruhari Mahtab: Crisis is of credibility is the biggest crisis at present.
3.45pm: Bhatruhari Mahtab, Biju Janata Dal speaks: Need to internalise best international practices.
3.43pm: Ratna De Nag, Trinamool Congress speaks: Time to unite and rise above political affiliations to fight corruption.
3.38pm: Basudev Acharya: Inflation, unemployment and low agricultural output because of the liberal policy of the government.
3.37pm: Basudev Acharya: Country should have a National Judicial Commission. Opposes appointment of judges by a collegium of judges.
3.35pm: Basudev Acharya: Lokpal will be effective only if the Prime Minister’s Office should be within the ambit of the Lokpal.
3.34pm: Basudev Acharya: A day will come when the poor will not be able to fight elections because of the cost. Supports state funding of elections and urges to stop corporate donations to political parties.
3.33pm: Basudev Acharya: Country is above the government.
3.32pm: Basudev Acharya:India divided not on caste but as rich and poor.
3.31pm: Basudev Acharya: Blames the government for failing to disclose the list of names of those having Swiss bank accounts slashed with black money.
3.28pm: Basudev Acharya: The 1991 liberal economy policy in India fuelled crony capitalism in India. Proliferation of black money increased after 1991 to the extent of 80 percent. Corporate houses reaping profits without investing enough.
3.26pm: Basudev Acharya: Blames scam in KG Basin to benefit Reliance Industries.
3.25pm: Basudev Acharya: Commonwealth Games costs escalated from the original Rs 1,600 crore to Rs 16,000 crore and finally to Rs 70,000 crore. Was it without the knowledge of the Prime Minister? Blamed Prime Minister for associating Suresh Kalmadi with the Coomonwealth Games.
3.23pm: Basudev Acharya: Opposition forced the government to constitute the JPC to probe 2G scam despite the reluctance of the UPA.
3.19pm: Basudev Acharya, CPM speaks: Government facing trust deficit from the people.
3.18pm: Dara Singh Chauhan: BSP supports a strong Lokpal and an all inclusive one including Dalits.
3.17pm: Dara Singh Chauhan: The downtrodden are victims of corruption.
3.15pm: Dara Singh Chauhan: Instead of blaming of each other, a consensus for a strong Lokpal is required.
3.11pm: Dara Singh Chauhan, Bahujan Samaj Party speaks: Corruption has divided the country into two parts.
3.08pm: Sharad Yadav: Corruption in India is not only in the blood but also in the bones.
3.07pm: Sharad Yadav: Make any law but do not denigrate the supremacy of the Parliament.
3.06pm: Sharad Yadav: Takes a dig at media for not showing bytes.
3.01pm: Sharad Yadav: Parliament is the most sacred democratic institution in the country.
2.54pm: Sharad Yadav: Unless caste system is eradicated from the country, corruption won’t go away.
2.52pm: Sharad Yadav: Caste system in different religions is rotting the country.
2.51pm: Sharad Yadav: Good that Lokpal Bill is coming. But we have also seen that in these 63 years no law has succeeded in changing India.
2.47pm: Sharad Yadav: Hardly any Dalit presence in the higher bureaucracy.
2.44pm: Sharad Yadav: The Parliament and the state assemblies are the mirrors of the nation.
2.40pm: Sharad Yadav: Ministers who are present at the debate currently hardly have any impact on the government. Rues the absence of the Prime Minister during the speech. Made fun of Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah.
2.38pm: Sharad Yadav: More money was spent to decorate Delhi during the Commonwealth Games than the total annual budget of Bihar Rs 24,000 crore.
2.31pm: Sharad Yadav, Janata Dal (United) speaks: Had we not questioned the role of Suresh Kalmadi in the Commonwealth Games in the Parliament he would hot have been behind bars today.
2.19pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav speaks: NREGA should have been given to MPLAD funds for better use. It could have been used by different district administrations for development.
2.17pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav speaks: No account of NREGA funds.
2.14pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav speaks: Rs 9,000 crore loss to the exchequer in defence dealings.
2.13pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav speaks: States should strong Lokayuktas.
2.10pm:Mulayam Singh Yadav speaks: Lokpal Bill should have Muslims, Dalits for a better representation of the society.
2.07pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party speaks: What action are being taken against the corrupt?
12.22pm: Murli Manohar Joshi refers to Transparency International India. India ranked 87 out of 178 in the corruption index.
12.18pm: Murli Manohar Joshi — Many foreign companies are paying bribes in India to get their job done. The government should change its outlook on corruption first. The government should be serious in tackling corruption.
12.17pm: Murli Manohar Joshi — Question is to finish corruption from everywhere and not see whether it is in a Congress or BJP ruled state. We are all ready to bring back black money to India from foreign countries.
12.13 pm: Murli Manohar Joshi — People pay bribes amounting to a total of Rs 21,068 crores every year. The bribes are mostly paid by poor people whoa re left with no choice to get the job done. Government robbing common man.
12.11pm: Murli Manohar Joshi — If the scams are stopped India would develop into an economic power. Protests against corruption is a warning to the government.
12.10pm: Murli Manohar Joshi — Average scam per year Rs33,000 lakh crore
12.06pm: Joshi lists all scandals in the last four-five years
12.04pm: Murli Manohar Joshi — Political parties should instil confidence among the public that the Parliament and the political parties can deliver.
12.00pm: BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi speaks in the Parliament: People’s faith has decreased from the government and from the political system.
Discussion under Rule 193: Situation arising out of outspread corruption in the country.