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  • Drifting governance

    Drifting governance

    In the din and bustle of television debates on the Rafale deal and the removal of the CBI Director, Alok Varma, the nation was not adequately informed about the damage to the anti-corruption drive, most particularly when the BJP-led NDA government diluted the Prevention of Anti-Corruption Act, 1988 by repealing Section 13(1)(d), which deals with ‘abuse of public office‘. Another provision dealing with acquisition of disproportionate assets was diluted. The dilution of the anti-corruption law suits all political parties.

    January 31, 2019