Govt to go hard against corruption: Rahul

Amid storm in Parliament over reports of various scams, including 2G spectrum allocation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Monday said the government was taking "strong action" on the issue of corruption.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 19:36 PM IST

Fursatganj (UP): Amid storm in Parliament
over reports of various scams, including 2G spectrum
allocation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Monday said the
government was taking "strong action" on the issue of
corruption.

"It is an important issue and we need to be very
strict on corruption... the government is in the process of
taking strong action," he told reporters here.

He was replying to a question on reports of major
scams in the spectrum allocation, Commonwealth Games projects
and Adarsh Housing society. Opposition`s demand for JPC probe
into these cases stalled Parliament for the fourth consecutive
day today.

The Amethi MP, who is on a three-day tour of his Lok
Sabha constituency, was speaking on the sidelines of a
function to inaugurate a building and auditorium of Footware
Development and Design Institute here.

The Congress leader said the quantum of development in
Uttar Pradesh was low.

"Development in UP is low as compared to what could
have been done, but there are certain constraints. You can see
the state of roads even outside the auditorium," he said.

The Congress general secretary said, in his view, the
government`s role should be to support industrial growth.

"If the UP government`s focus is in the right
direction, the state could be developed... there are no
shortcomings in the people here," he said.

Earlier, his cavalcade was stopped by women employees
of Sheena Textiles, who were demanding that the closed unit be
re-opened.

The workers submitted a memorandum to the leader, who
assured them that he will look into the matter.

Earlier on his arrival at Amausi airport in Lucknow
Rahul was received by senior leaders including Digvijay Singh,
UP PCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi and CLP leader Pramod
Tiwari.

PTI