New Delhi, Apr 12 UNI | 3 months ago

While admitting that corruption is a reality in India, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today said while the UPA government has taken a lot of steps to tackle corruption, BJP has no action plan in this regard.

In an interview to a TV channel, Mr Gandhi said, ''corruption in India is a reality. However, if corruption has to be tackled, we need to stop talking and take action by setting up an institutional framework.''

In this context, he said, while the UPA government at the centre has taken many steps to tackle corruption, the BJP has to action plan.

''We brought the RTI, Lokpal and the Land Acquisition bill. We have taken some big steps to tackle corruption.

However, the BJP only talks about removing corruption. It has no action plan,'' Mr Gandhi said in an interview to Headlines Today.

Mr Gandhi said that while the BJP sided with the corporate houses, the objective of the Congress was the upliftment of the poor.

''The BJP sides with the corporate houses and hopes that poor will benefit from the trickle down effect, the Congress believes in upliftment of the poor.

We believe that there is a need to balance welfare with development. The poor need to be provided a minimum support system. The poor cannot eat roads,'' he said.

At the same time, the Congress vice-president said if one talks in terms development, the UPA has done far more in the area of development than during the NDA rule.

(Posted on 13-04-2014)