Srinagar: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, Prof. Saifuddin Soz on Thursday said that corruption is certainly a ‘menace’ and should be fought out of the system. However, he added that the Governor Satya Pal Malik believes that the entire class of civil servants happen to be corrupt.
Soz in a statement said, “I feel sad that Governor Satyapal Malik does not appreciate that he is a Constitutional Head of the State and his remarks have to be set within the frame of his ‘Constitutional Status’.”
“Speaking on public issues in the vein of a politician, he keeps speaking on sensitive public issues and thinks all the time that the entire class of Public Personalities and Civil Servants in the state happen to be corrupt,” he said.
“The Governor would be well-advised to stop fighting corruption as an “All Encompassing Situation” and institute action in particular cases of graft! The generalization of the menace will not will help him. By the way, he should close down the “State Accountability Commission” and assume the responsibility directly,” he added.
“Despite all this disagreement, I have sympathy with his cause of fighting corruption as it (corruption) is certainly a ‘menace’ and it should be fought out of the system,” Soz added.
(With inputs from KNS)