the law is taking its course in the right direction. Hitherto people got
the wrong impression that top political leaders were above law. The
situation has changed.
The former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao and former home minister Buta
Singh have been convicted in the JMM bribe case. Ms Jayalalitha along with
her closest colleague Sasikala and some ministers in her Cabinet too have
been convicted in the TANSI land deal. This should be an eye opener and a
warning to all political leaders.
The vigilance department should become proactive. It should not wait for
someone to file public interest litigation to look into such
misappropriation of money and wealth.
The massive and posh buildings owned by first and second division clerks
working in government departments raise questions about the integrity of
such persons. If the political will is there, the present government can
do a lot to weed out corruption from the public life.