Wednesday, August 18, 2010

5th Pillar supports Makkal Sakthi Katchi's stand against the suspension of Umasankar IAS

IAS officer Umasankar's wrongful suspension is a great blow to our democracy. It is a clear example of how honesty is rewarded in the current political scenario. He has always landed in quick sand since his inception as an IAS officer during the reign of both major political parties. Current events we witness unfolding takes us to the period of Imperialism. We feel that we are still being ruled by a King and his word is the final word. The IAS officer has submitted documents to substantiate the fraud that took place in the government departments and the theft of 1000 crore tax payer money by some individuals. We are yet to hear about the actions to be taken to address this issue.
To condemn the suspension order of Mr. Umasankar, Makkal Sakthi Katchi, (Tamil Nadu chapter of Lok Satta Party), along with NGO's like 5th Pillar, Anti Corruption Movement, Nallore vattam, Rettaimalai Srinivasan Peravai, Manitham, PAADAM, FACT India, Thudi, Aathi Thamilar Peravai, Social Awareness movement, Lanjam Kodathor Iyakkam, Jebamani Janatha Party, People's Awareness Campaign Energy, Puravigal iyakkam, Human Rights Organisations, Lawyers Forum for Social Movement, Socialist Janatha Party, Tamilnadu State Bharathiya Janatha Party, organized a major gathering at Kerala Samajam Hall, in Chennai on 12th August 2010 at 5 pm. Speakers from different background spoke on stage expressing their resentment at the way things are unfolding and expressed their dissatisfaction with the present government in the current revenge tactic against a honest officer. Mrs. Sivagami, who quit IAS to enter politics, said the government should fix the culprits, who were responsible for the destruction of cables and machinery of the Arasu Cable TV Corporation, under the Goondas Act. Thamizharivu Manian disclosed the hardships he faced when he wrote exposing the corrupt government practices. He asked the public to reject the current DMK government, soaked in corruption. CPM State secretary G. Ramakrishnan, Senior CPI leader R. Nallakannu, A. S. Kumar (CPI-ML), Devasahayam (retired IAS officer) also spoke at this gathering.
The meeting adopted a resolution, to urge the government to revoke the suspension order of Mr. Umasankar and insisted for a CBI ( Central Bureau of Investigation) enquiry into the exposures made by the IAS officer in the Arasu Cable TV Corporation and disappearance of ETL Infrastructure Ltd.

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