New Delhi, Jun 21: E Sreedharan-headed Foundation for Restoration of National Values today firmly stood behind the civil society on Lokpal bill, saying any “lack of sincerity” in planning the ombudsman will only pronounce that the Government stands for corruption, not for its elimination. It also asked the Central Government to set right the situation without even a day's delay.
In a statement, Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, Inspiration and Guide, Foundation for Restoration of National Values, said ever since the Joint Committee to draft Lokpal Bill was formed, its Government members' speeches and actions bespeak Government's “unwillingness to come up with a Lokpal bill to curb corruption firmly with alacrity.”
“Existing laws and machinery having failed for over 30 years to contend corruption, makes it imperative to scrap the law, and put instead a more stringent and effective measure into effect,” the forum, headed by Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, said.
“In designing any measure like Lokpal institution, every one should foster an impartial and impersonal outlook.
The guiding insight should be the long term needs and interests of the Nation, not the parochial concerns to safeguard any of the present incumbents of governance,” it said. PTI