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'Odisha Lokayukta Act should be implemented to end corruption'

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra of the today asked Chief Minister to implement the Lokayukta Act for ending corruption at the block level.

Mishra said this while reacting to Patnaik's recent direction to the district collectors to stop corruption.

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mishra said he welcomes the move against corruption, if Patnaik is really serious about it.

"To convince people that you are really serious, you should take immediate steps for enforcing the Lokayukta Act, which has already received the assent of the President and is awaiting notification for implementation," the letter said.

Noting that corruption is rampant at all 314 blocks of the state, Mishra said he hopes for early implementation of the legislation.

"So long the step is not taken, there is every reason for people to think that your call for abolition of corruption is a political slogan and lacks political will," he said.

Earlier Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had mocked Patnaik's whip on corrupt commission payment practices for works at block level.

"How come the chief minister realised about the corrupt system in the after 17 years of rule?" Pradhan had asked.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 16:57 IST