“It would have the power to investigate, prosecute and punish. If this kind of power falls into the wrong hands then the cure (to corruption) can turn out to be worse than the disease,” Tharoor said during an interactive session on day one of the Mumbai literature festival, Literature Live, in Mumbai last night.
On the Gandhian's movement, Tharoor spoke of its potential to turn into a powerful, oppressive institution like the Spanish Inquisition.
“When the Catholic church created the inquisition, they thought it will be an agent for good. That it will preserve and protect the religion. But within a very few years, it turned into an authoritarian nightmare,” the former Minister of State for External Affairs said.
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