India anti-corruption hotline overwhelmed by calls
Published on Jan 10, 2014 4:00 PM
NEW DELHI (AFP) - An anti-corruption hotline launched by the Indian capital's new graft-busting government was overwhelmed by thousands of calls on its first day, with the city's top politician saying the response exceeded "all expectations".
India's corruption fighter and newly elected chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the graft hotline aimed at stopping rampant corruption among bureaucrats received 3,904 calls in the first seven hours of operation on Thursday.
"We congratulate the people of Delhi. Everyone has become an anti-corruption 'sting' operator," the leader of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, told reporters late Thursday.
The number of callers "exceeded all expectations", he added.
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