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Corruption one of the main problems: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said corruption has become a big problem in the country and UPA government passed the Right to Information Act with an objective to bring out transparency in governance.



Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said corruption has become a big problem in the country
and UPA government passed the Right to Information Act with an
objective to bring out transparency in governance.

"We have acknowledged this problem and the RTA was brought
to tackle corruption and bring transparency in
administration," Gandhi said, addressing a Congress-led UDF
election convention here.

RTA enabled people to know what was happening in
government, he said, adding, "we are not going to stop at
that. We will bring a law that will also provide
accountability."

Congress took action whenever corruption was reported in
government run by congress, but that was not the case in
Kerala led by CPI-M headed LDF,Gandhi said.

The party would continue to take stern action against
corruption, that steals the money of poor people, he said.

Continuing his tirade against CPI-M-led LDF government in
Kerala, Gandhi said the five-year LDF rule had destroyed the
environment for industrialisation in the state.

Kerala never finds a place in the list of states
preferred by industrialists to invest, Gandhi said. The LDF
government was not a functioning one and so, "land, liquor and
lottery" syndicate ruled the state.

Commenting on the unemployment situation in the state, he
said more than 4.3 million youths were unemployed. There were
only three ways for youths in Kerala to get jobs, he said.

Either they had to go outside the state or Middle East or
join the CPI-M party, Gandhi said.

He said Kerala needed a government that works in
partnership with UPA at the Centre for speedy development of
the state.Gandhi alleged that LDF government failed to make
use of the funds released by UPA in the past five years.

If UDF comes to power, it would bring out an investment
friendly climate in the state that would speed up
industrialisation which would generate job opportunities, he
said.

Opposition leader Oommen Chandy and Shashi Tharoor,MP, also
spoke.

PTI

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