Today I was surprised when I read article in The Times of India titled “Incorruptible ex-MLA now lives on streets”. But now I feel proud to share a story of such a MLA who was elected for two terms in 1992 and 1997 but then also he is not able to build his house due to refusing corruption.
This is the story from Garhshankar, Punjab. There is a person named Shingara R. Dhahunggra who was elected MLA not only one time but two times. Today he and his family lives on streets and his wife cook food on footpath. He and his family living illegally in an irrigation department quarter but they the government finally decided to evict them on Sunday.
During the intersection with TOI’s journalist Mr.Shingara told that
If I am having to see such condition because of my refusal to engage in corruption. I never tried to make money during two stints. When I was MLA, the salary was not enough to build a house and now I get 20000 rs as a pension.
After this kind of incident I think Kejariwalsir was right if you increase the salary of MLAs then they don’t do corruption because they are doing this to fill their basic requirements. At all everyone is not Shingara R. Dhahunggra who is able to survive in this condition even me, too.
Source: The Times of India