The four pillars of democracy have constructed fire walls around themselves to avoid being questioned by vigilance and anti-corruption bureau, Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar said on Thursday.
"The challenge before the vigilance department is to break those fire walls, penetrate through the defences and reach the place where the cancer of corruption lies," Kumar, a former CBI Director, said at a conference here.
The Governor noted that another difficulty faced by the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau was that they are part of the government and are expected not to question their own masters.
He said the most potent weapon to overcome these difficulties is truthfulness and being absolutely transparent in one's conducts and methods.
Kumar was inaugurating the first-ever conference of the heads of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau from the North-Eastern states here.
He also encouraged the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau to garner public support, lest they were left alone in the fight against corruption.
Commissioner of Central Vigilance Commission R Sri Kumar said the most important part of any anti-corruption strategy was political will.
"Unless the political will is explicitly stated and acted upon without fear or favour, no anti-corruption strategy can succeed," he said.