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Will improve PDS in Congress-ruled states next year: Ajay Maken

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 22:30

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

New Delhi: After the Assembly polls debacle, Congress top leaders held a press conference here on Friday to highlight its promises for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2014. General Secretary AICC & Incharge Communication Department Ajay Maken addressing the media said that all Congress-ruled states to enact new Lokayukta legislations by February 28, 2014, adding that the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by party vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Maken further said that the Public Distribution System will be improved in all Congress-ruled states and will sternly crackdown on hoarding, adding that by January 15, next year, all Congress states will de-list fruits and vegetables from APMC acts.
Rahul, also present at the conference, spoke about the issues of corruption and price rise, saying that the party discussed corruption, lokpal and price rise issues during the meeting with chief ministers of Congress-ruled states. “Want to take the stipulations in the national level Lokpal to the state level Lokpal as well,” he said.
On being asked about the Adarsh housing scam report, Rahul said he don`t agree with Maharashtra Cabinet rejecting Adarsh commission report, they should reconsider it. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan immediately reacted to Rahul`s comments and said that he will consult his colleagues over the matter.

First Published: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 18:33
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