Cong has zero tolerance on corruption: Ambika Soni
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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.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 21:52

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