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Riz Khan
Fighting corruption in India
As government scandals continue to plague the nation, can a law bring reform and transparency?
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 10:30

A recent series of big-ticket corruption scandals in India ranging from the Delhi Commonwealth Games to the 2-G telecom scam have plagued the nation, triggering massive public outrage.

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Earlier this month 71-year old social activist Anna Hazare held a four-day fast to pressure the Indian government to form a committee of politicians and social activists to finally come up with an effective anti-corruption bill. 

On Tuesday's Riz Khan we ask: Has the problem of corruption been exaggerated and if not how can Indians tackle it?

We speak with Kiran Bedi, a social activist and draftee of the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill; and Jagdish Bhagwati, a professor at Columbia University and a senior fellow in international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

You can join the conversation. Watch the show live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1930GMT. Repeats can be seen on Wednesday at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.

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