india-news

Corruption is unacceptable: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 22 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed corruption as the biggest issue plaguing India and said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has taken unprecedented steps to combat it.


Speaking at the valedictory session of the annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi on Saturday, Gandhi sought to sell the new hardline anti-corruption stance of the party ahead of 2014 polls.

"The biggest issue is corruption. It is bleeding people. It is unacceptable." He said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has faced a lot of criticism, "but it has done more to combat corruption than any other government," he said.

"We have ensured convicted MPs are kept out of Parliament. We have made sure recently that criminals are kept outside the parties," he said.

The Congress vice president said that the spiralling inflation and poverty remained two crucial challenges facing the government today.

"Poverty cannot be fought without growth. In 10 years, almost a third of Indian population has risen out of poverty," he said.

--IBNS (Posted on 21-12-2013)

india-news headlines

India may witness poor monsoon this year

Need to specify junk food items regulated in schools: HC

SC to hear Mittal, Ruia plea against summons May 1

Kejriwal files nomination after attacking Modi, Rahul

Entrust keys of Padmanabhaswamy temple with district judge, SC urged

Probe BJP's Kurukshetra candidate for code violation: Naveen Jindal

Congress confused about its campaign: BJP

Congress worried about Vadra fallout

Money, liquor and drug trail in these elections

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Supreme Court forms panel over government advertisements

Modi presiding over hate campaign: CPI-M

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top