Chouhan demands action against corruption

Gwalior, Feb 5 (PTI) A day after Prime Minister ManmohanSingh strongly spoke against corruption, Madhya Pradesh ChiefMinister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that only speaking againstit would do no good and instead the government should act andmake public the names of those who have stashed money inforeign banks.

"The names of the people who have parked money in foreignbanks should be made public and they be booked on seditioncharge," Chouhan today told reporters after inaugurating ahospital and research centre here.

Strong talk against corruption won''t do any good, Chouhansaid responding to the remarks made by the Prime Minister onthe issue yesterday.

Asked about the efforts underway to check corruptionin Madhya Pradesh, he said that a bill in this regard will beintroduced in the ensuing budget session of the stateassembly.

Chouhan said that under the bill, corruption caseswould be disposed off in a year adding it would cover everyminister as well as Chief Minister.

Accusing the Centre of discriminating against the state,he reiterated that he would start his hunger strike fromFebruary 13 in New Delhi.

The Chief Minister said that the Centre''s Rs 224 crorepackage announced for the farmers of the state whose crop hadbeen damaged by frost and cold wave was inadequate.

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