GUWAHATI, April 28 � Blaming the Congress Party for failing to curb corruption in the country, the Asom Gana Parishad today criticised Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and demanded his resignation as his office was found to be involved in the 2G spectrum scam.
Party spokesperson, Apurba Bhattacharya in a press meet stated that information contained in the Public Accounts Committee draft report revealed how some of the highly placed political functionaries were involved in embezzlement of public funds in an unprecedented way.
With All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi mentioning the need to carry out a crusade against corruption, people had thought that there would be probity in financial matters, but nothing has changed since then, the AGP leader said, and added that the role of the Congress president in this matter is dubious.
He held the Congress responsible for allowing corruption to take root in the country, a problem that has worsened in recent times. Since the Jeep procurement scam in 1959, the party has encouraged financial irregularities and graft to spread across the country, he asserted.