Ahmedabad executive chooses to go shirtless to fight corruption

CORRUPadnaikA D Naik, 59, who is a class-I official of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and earns a monthly salary of Rs.250,000 has opted to wear a white vest till society is free of corrupt people.

Naik a superintendent engineer with ‘Neelam Panna’ the offshore project of ONGC near Bombay High, has been dressing down to his vest since 2005, when he took the pledge to give up formals after the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) deducted 40 percent of the 3.2 acre land in Chandkheda village under a town planning scheme. He says he was disgusted and disappointed at the autocratic stance and behaviour, and tore off his shirt in front of them, and has never worn a shirt since then.

Since 2013 Naik also dons a Gandhi topi, flashes his BE (Mechanical) degree and his message Bhrashtachar Hatao (remove corruption).

Naik says people are curious and confounded by his decision but he insists he is a middle class common man and this is the only way he can protest against the corrupt system.