New Delhi, Apr 22 UNI | 3 months ago

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said the BJP, which raised issue of corruption against the UPA government, has no action plan to fight corruption in the country.


''The BJP manifesto says e-Governance will remove corruption. Does the BJP even recognise the problem of corruption?'' Mr Gandhi said in an interview to a news channel.

Talking to a channel, Mr Gandhi said, ''The BJP has no proposal to fight corruption. We cannot fight corruption without an institutional framework.''

In this context, Mr Gandhi said it was the UPA that gave the country anti-corruption laws like the RTI and Lokpal.

''Gujarat does not have an RTI Commissioner. The Lokayukta court wanted a Lokayukta. It has only a single chowkidar,'' he said.

While listing the achievements of the UPA government, he admitted that there was anti-incumbency against the government but expressed confidence of UPA coming to power for a third term.

''There is some anti-incumbency too. The UPA did a lot of good work. However, they made one or two mistakes too,'' he said.

He, however, expressed confidence of the UPA winning the Lok Sabha polls.

On opinion polls forecasting a clear majority for NDA, he said, ''In 2004, the opinion polls predicted 275 for the NDA. Again in 2009, they forecast an NDA win. They were proven wrong.''

(Posted on 23-04-2014)