New Delhi, March 7 IANS | 10 months ago

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not see corruption in states ruled by it and accused the party of blocking passage of anti-corruption bills in parliament.

Addressing "Udaan", the national convention of National Students Union of India at the Talkatora Stadium here, Gandhi said the Congress has taken action wherever it found complaints of corruption.

"Wherever Congress sees corruption, it takes action. The opposition, on the other hand, has blocked the passage of anti-corruption bills in parliament. They don't see corruption in Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh," Gandhi said.

Karnataka was ruled for five years by the BJP and the Congress returned to power in the state last year. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are ruled by the BJP.

Referring to NSUI members as "the future of the Congress party", Gandhi asked them to "continue their good work" and increase the strength of the party's students wing.

He congratulated the students for their achievements in the recent union elections in Gujarat university and lauded the NSUI's efforts in conducting RTI workshops for students.

"I have been to many conventions but I have never seen this kind of energy. Some years ago, we opened the doors of NSUI. Today, I feel that there is a complete new generation of NSUI leaders," Gandhi said.

NSUI members said the organisation has undergone significant structural transformation and as a result "students from non-political backgrounds were playing an instrumental role".

(Posted on 07-03-2014)

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