We need good leaders: Santosh Hegde
By Express News Service - BANGALORE
18th August 2012 08:15 AM
“It is not fair for the politicians to involve in transfers of government officials.
It will have a negative impact on the administration” said Justice Santosh Hegde.
The former Lokayukta was delivering his introductory remarks at a debate on Indian Politics Then and Now (1947-2012)organised by The state’s ex-MLA Council of India in association with The Anglo Indian Unity Centre.
Referring to a letter he had written to Dr Veerappa Moily, who was the chairman of Administrative Reforms Committee, about preventing elected representatives from interfering in transfer of officials, Hedge said, “Politicians are getting officers of their choice to their constituencies by transfers.
They feel that developmental works happen with officers of their choice only.
“He also advised that politicians should not forget that they were public servants elected by people.
Mentioning that the present day politics have changed drastically, Gandhinagar MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao demanded peoples’ involvement in elections.
“Those who criticize and talk lot about politics and politicians do not come out and vote.
And even politicians do not care for them, as their voting population is different,” he said, adding that there is a need of good leaders.
Vice President of the state’s ex-MLA Council of India, ex MLA B V Ramachandra Reddy said, “Out of ten most corrupt official, eight were chief ministers.
This indicated how corrupt the present political system is.
Earlier politicians did not have the intention of making huge amount of wealth”.
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