Shankar Dayal Sharma

Shankar Dayal Sharma and Pratibha Patil were life-long politicians who owed their careers and allegiance to a party. including eight centuries and nine fifties, The child rights activist also urged the government as well as lawyers, Dilshan made his one-day debut against Zimbabwe in 1999 and went on to play 329 ODIs.

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If they are found guiltythey must be seen to pay for their treachery This will do more to curb corruption in public life than Anna Hazares Jan Lokpal Bill There has been much discussion about whether our former Minister of Telecommunications sold 2G spectrum so cheap that it caused a loss of Rs 176000 crore or whether it was less than Rs 3000 crore In my viewthis is not what matters Auditing is not the business of political analysts though it would have helped if our hyperactive Comptroller & Auditor Generals office had shown unanimity on the quantum of losses to the exchequer What worries me is that despite the publicity this trial has attracteddespite the reams and reams of political commentwe continue to skirt around the central lesson we can learn from it Andthis is that we need urgently to evolve rules of transparency in government that will make it impossible for politicians and bureaucrats to do in future what Raja did He is far from being the only politician in our country to use his ministerial powers to make a successful business career The list of politicians and officials who have become inexplicably rich from short stints in government is a long one Suffice it to say that nearly every political family in India seems these days to produce one child with remarkable business skills and most of our bureaucrats have enough money to educate their children abroad If Raja helped his friends in business circles make money out of buying and selling airwavesthere are others who make money out of selling mining rights and changing land use Honest politicians use the money they make to fund their political activities while dishonest ones help their children set up businesses that mysteriously make huge profits Corrupt practices are so cleverly disguised as legitimate commercial activity that even the most diligent Jan Lokpal would have a hard time detecting a crime Anna and his team of NGO types have not worked this out so they continue to demand more powers for a new super-bureaucracy of powerful officials They seem not to have noticed that it is only when there are fewer powerful officials with significantly reduced powers that things will change The immense powers that our political leaders and bureaucrats continue to enjoy is a legacy from socialist times We copied the former Soviet Union If you want proofpay attention to the current face-off in a London court between Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky It offers fascinating details of how these two oligarchs made vast fortunes out of looting the assets of the Soviet Union as it slowly collapsed They did this by sharing the loot with political leaders We are lucky that we do not have our own oligarchs What we do have is too many government functionaries with the discretionary powers of minor potentates Their powers are so limitless that they can make or break major industrialists by manipulating the government contracts they hand out The only new trick they have learned since the economy was liberalised is that they can use their powers to become as rich as rich industrialists and without needing to invest a lifetime of hard work At the level of our state governmentsmisuse of political power is even easier Notice the remarkable business prowess that Jagan Reddy developed when his father was chief minister of Andhra Pradesh The advance tax he paid jumped from Rs 292 lakh in 2009 to Rs 84 crore last year This probably makes him the most successful businessman in the history of commerce So it is good that the former chief minister of Karnataka recently spent a month in jail for treating public land as private property But we need to remember that he was only doing what everyone else does Mining licencescontracts to build public facilities such as roadsairports and ports all involve an intricate system of bribery whereby some member of some major political leaders family ends up becoming veryvery rich Can the rot be stemmed Yesit can be Not by creating a draconian new lawbut by reducing the discretionary powers of ministers and high officials If there were transparent rules for the selling of 2G spectrumthere would have been no chance for A Raja to help his friends Right This is the most important lesson we can learn from his trial Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Steve Smith and Mithcell Starc.

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