Anti-Corruption or Defending Corruption


What basically is corruption? Do you know about it?

We can say that Corruption is dishonest conduct by persons in positions of authority, such managers or government representatives. Corruption can take many different forms, such as offering or taking bribes or inappropriate gifts, double-dealing, shady business dealings, election rigging, money laundering, and investor fraud.

Now what is Anti-Corruption?

Anti-corruption is stopping corruption in legal ways, it can be done by implementing various anti-corruption laws, it can be reduced to certain level. But there is always a chance that in some part may be larger or local level corruption is taking place. We cannot truly remove corruption from our society especially in our Indian society. 

India's corruption is frequently linked to politics and different political parties. Commonwealth Games Scam (Rs. 70,000 crores), Vijay Maliya Scams (Rs. 9,020 crore), and 2G Network Scam are some notable examples of corruption (176,000 crore). There is usually discussion amongst the parties as to what caused corruption of this kind to occur.


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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claims to be totally anti-corrupt in nature and to have certain laws that are against corruption in their own party itself. When he campaigned against Delhi corruption, his main goal was to eliminate the corruption that exists in Delhi. Aadmi party, after winning the election, formed an anti-corruption team which was very successful in nature. Later, it was handed to the Central Government. But corruption does not always deal with money; it sometimes deals with various other factors, such as power and authority.


We must have heard stories regarding bribing the traffic police officer or getting our driving licence without even giving a driving test. Well, that has stopped in Delhi as various policies/laws were introduced by the AAP government, like one does not have any contact while giving the driving test.

If we look at the bigger picture, corruption is still happening in Delhi. Recently, a case was registered against AAP Health Minister Satyendar Jain for money laundering. ED arrested him on May 30 and he was sent to judicial custody. The irony is that he was with Arvind Kejriwal in the anti-corruption campaign. 

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain. (ANI FILE)         

When Jain was a minister between February 2015 and May 2017, the ED claims he accumulated assets that were out of proportion to his known sources of income. Jain and his family members are accused by the ED and CBI of actively controlling at least four businesses that laundered money to the tune of Rs 11.78 crore between 2010 to 2012 and Rs 4.63 crore during the check period. According to the ED, Jain's firms "owned" by him received lodging entries that were stacked and acquired from shell companies in Kolkata, and the money were used to buy agricultural plots.

The court has dismissed Satyendar Jain's request for bail. In contrast, Aap ministers, particularly Arvind Kejriwal, who was an IRS officer before joining the party, assert that he has reviewed all the documents and charges brought against him and that he has not engaged in any acts of corruption. He claims that the minister has been falsely accused and is absolutely innocent. 

Here comes the question of defending corruption, where members of the parties are defending corruption of their members. The Aap party recently won the election in Punjab. They were campaigning that Punjab would be free from corruption. 

India has seen many corrupt ministers, IAS officers, and many good ministers too. Many have been caught by our agencies. Is Satyendar Jain really a corrupt minister or has he been falsely accused? Well, that is the question that the court will decide and we have to respect the decision the court gives. 

Corruption cannot be totally eradicated from our society. If any party makes any effort to combat corruption, we should applaud them for their efforts, but they should also bear responsibility for any mishaps and not defend corruption. And just in case, if someone is trying to bribe us, we should act immediately and report to the responsible authorities.


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