Mangaluru, December 7, 2015: Karnataka unit of Aam Admi Party (AAP) has formally launched its ’Bribe Free Karnataka’ and ‘Bribe Free Mangaluru’ movement in city on Monday.
Senior social worker and advocate Dayanath Kotiyan Dayanath inaugurated the campaign. He lauded the AAP for leading from the front and making efforts to eradicate corruption and bribery. It is the responsibility of every citizen to make Karnataka a bribe free state, he said.
APP volunteers distributed pamphlets urging officials to join hands in eradicating corruption and culture of middlemen in government offices. Some of officials personally supported demands of the party, the release said.
Then the volunteers visited sub-registrar’s office and demanded end to harassment by middlemen and corrupt practices in the office. They also highlighted that despite government orders, there were no CCTVs installed in the office and demanded that cameras be installed forthwith.
Installation of CCTV will enable transparency and discourage bribery in the office, AAP workers contended. They also demanded that name and designations of every official be put on their respective desks. They highlighted the plight of temporary and contract basis employees whose salaries have not been paid since six months.
The next stop was RTO office where they met ARTO Ramesh Varnekar who dwelt about increased workload as many posts in the office are vacant.
AAP co-convener Mohan Dasari said that bribe free Mangaluru’ and bribe free Karnataka was the dream of every citizen. To realize this, an anti-corruption helpline 9342522223 has been launched. The helpline receives more than 200 calls a day and the party is determined to help callers with their issues. He urged the people to join hands with the party and participate in this campaign and to use the helpline to report all cases of corruption they may experience.