Useless to talk of ending corruption as black money flows to parties : Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Chief Minister

If Gehlot is aware of these things, why has he or his party not made any efforts to change the circumstances for so many years ? Or do they not have any intention of doing so ?

The people are already aware of the situation narrated by Gehlot. Gehlot has made it public only now. The question arises whether the people, political parties and their leaders would take any steps in this direction ?

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) – Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 7th December took a swipe at corruption in politics, saying the entire game ‘revolved around black money’. The Chief Minister said it was useless to talk of ending corruption until the flow of black money to political parties was not stopped.

Alleging that electoral bonds were a ‘big scandal’, Ashok Gehlot also urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto cognizance of the matter. “Today, I have got a chance to say that the entire game of politics is based on black money be it a bond, cheque or cash. Talking about eliminating corruption is useless until black money funding of political parties is stopped”, Gehlot said during the inauguration of the newly constructed Rajasthan High Court premises.

He made these remarks in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and several Supreme Court and High Court judges.

The Chief Minister said it was hard to understand how politicians would be able to eliminate corruption when they contested elections through black money and donations. “How can a country expect it from those who are elected after taking black money ?” Gehlot asked, adding that it was not a matter of any particular political party but involved all outfits.