Cong has zero tolerance on corruption: Ambika Soni

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 21:52

Ranchi: Union Information and Broadcasting
Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said the Congress had zero
tolerance on corruption and the process of cleansing the
political system would continue.

"The cleansing process in the political system is on
and it will bring probity in public life. We have never
compromised on corruption," Soni said at a press conference in
reply to a query on corruption.

"It will be taken to its logical conclusions. The law
will take its own course," added Soni to another question on
former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who is allegedly
involved in a multi-crore money laundering scam.

Quoting AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, she said
talented and clean persons would be taken into the progress of
the nation.

On Liberhan commission`s recommendation to restrain
media through a statutory body, Soni said a meeting had been
called on December 5 which would be attended by all
stake-holders and representatives from the Information and
Broadcasting Ministry.

Emphasing that the Congress was all for protection of
media under article 19 (freedom of speech), she said "We will
soon reach to a conclusion."

‘Cong can give stable, visionary govt’

Ambika Soni also expressed optimism
that the people of Jharkhand would vote for stable and
visionary government and that the Congress could only fulfil
the aspirations of the people.

"The people gave a mandate to the Congress-led UPA in
Centre in 2004, and repeated it with more seats in 2009,
giving a clear message---Congress` credibility in fulfilling
its promises underlines in its manifestos," Soni told a news
conference.

"It is nine years since the creation of Jharkhand. But
the Congress has never got a chance to serve. Now I am
confident of a victory of the Congress/JVM-P alliance, Soni
said.

Stating that the Congress had done better in the
by-elections in Uttar Pradesh following Rahul Gandhi`s
continuous efforts there, she said the leadership of Sonia
Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan singh had served all
sections of the people in the country.

PTI




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