Congress strongly opposed to corruption: Rahul

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 17:12

Gidderbaha: Sending a clear signal
to partymen, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday
said those who indulged in corruption would face an end to
their political career.

"Before allotting tickets I met party candidates and told
them in straight terms that if at any level I come to know
about involvement in corrupt practices of any partymen his
career will end immediately," Rahul said at an election rally
in this hinterland of Malwa region of the state.

Taking a dig at Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance in
Punjab, he said that, "they (the ruling combine in Punjab)
only make speeches but do nothing on the ground and fight
polls for personal benefits".

He said that the Congress was committed to eradicate
poverty from the country.

He lambasted SAD-BJP alliance for talking about
converting Punjab into California and at the same time asked
BJP leader L K Advani that why did he become ignorant about
corruption in BJP ruled states of Karnataka, Jharkhand,
Chattisgarh and Punjab.

Reiterating his party`s stand for a strong Lokpal, he
said that, "we want to make Lokpal a constitutional body which
remains out of all kind of pressures".

"It was BJP led NDA which brought impediments in the path
for a strong Lokpal Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress
President Sonia Gandhi and the Congress brought a bill of
Lokpal in the parliament, but the BJP and its allies pushed
red botton to put brakes on bringing a strong Lokpal," he
said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 17:12

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