It is difficult to understand that our leaders are, in fact sensitive to the spreading corruption in our society as this fact gets affirmed with the disclosure of countless scams and scandals in various states with each passing day. Also there are enough good reasons to believe that scams and scandals which are surfacing  at the central dispensation are of equal serious nature as those being reported from various states.  It is proved with the fact that corrupt practices go unabated in Uttar Pradesh even after a change of regime in the state. In this connection, claims of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav  that scams of whopping Rs 40,000 crore have taken place during former Chief Minister Mayawati’s regime  do not evoke any surprise . Truth may be different but we cannot deny that scams and scandals committed during her regime are coming to light at a time when she no longer holds the reins of power in the state. Fresh disclosures which have been reported of her regime pertain to costly elephant statues erected at Noida. Besides, a huge amount of government exchequer was splurged on building various parks and their beautification during  her regime .Many other scams committed during this period have also come to light along new disclosures in NRHM scam which are still being reported today.

Undoubtedly, Mayawati as well as her supporters may have some points to defend themselves but in many other cases as per first witness’s account, it would be difficult for them to claim that there were lesser number of scams and scandals during her rule and corrupt elements were prevented from ruling the roost. The top most investigating agency of the country CBI has been entrusted with the task of probing a few cases of corruption related to her rule. However, it would be premature to say that it would complete its task during the stipulated time period .Whatever may be the outcome, it is evident that state governments have proved equally incompetent in handling the matter like the Centre.
All the more, we are not just concerned with scams that have taken place in Uttar Pradesh but similar things have been reported from states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand. Surprisingly, new cases of corruption come up till the old ones go down the memory lane. It seems as if probing the scams of early regime has become the priority of each new government that replaces old ones while ruling dispensation considers it important to order a probe into the cases of old regime . It may be possible that they are doing so out of some vengeance but it has to show some alertness because irregularities are really glaring as in the case of Uttar Pradesh. It is a tragedy that various state governments are keen on appointing Lokayukta at the Centre but they don’t like the system to be enforced in their places. This is the reason that the Centre is being compelled to remove the provision of appointing Lokayukta from the proposed Local Bill. It is disappointing that various parties in the state come to power on the plank of good governance but once they exit, they leave behind themselves a series of scams and scandals.