Ministers’ relatives getting undue benefits: CPI-M

Sunday, December 12, 2010

KOLKATA - Stepping up the heat on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on the issue of corruption, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday alleged that ministers’ relatives were getting undue benefits.

“If you see the amount of corruption in this central government, you will be stunned. Ministers’ relatives are getting benefits. The flats meant for family members of Kargil martyrs were usurped by influential people,” West Bengal CPI-M secretary Biman Bose said at a rally in North 24 Parganas district.

The opposition has been castigating the Congress-led UPA-2 on several alleged instances of corruption, including the Adarsh Society scam in Mumbai, the Commonwealth Games scandal and the irregularities involved in the award of 2G spectrum.

Bose also took a dig at Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for her silence on corruption allegations surrounding 2G spectrum allocation and the Commonwealth Games.

“Someone is claiming to be honest and truthful but neither she nor her party is speaking a single word on the corruption of 2G spectrum allocation, Commonwealth Games and Adarsh Society Scam,” Bose said without naming Banerjee.

“Why should it be so when someone is claiming to be a symbol of honesty,” he asked.

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