New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Yogendra Yadav today went on to criticise the central government for seeking to dilute the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) and said that the demonetization move would weaken the genuine fight against corruption and will facilitate the corrupt.
Yogendra Yadav further said that the decision to devalue high-denomination notes is a “pseudo war” against black money.
He further stated: “The point we are trying to make is that it is pseudo war against black money. Not an actual war. It is a very small step in the larger picture of corruption issues in the country. The (amendment) bill will help the corrupt. We are going to pose 10 questions to the government.”
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill was for the very first time brought in the year 2013 and the Cabinet has permitted the changes that were put forward by a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha. Yogendra Yadav also said that the changes will dilute and defeat the whole purpose of the law.