BJP blocking six anti-corruption bills: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi had recently appealed to Opposition parties to support the passage of six bills in the ongoing Parliament session.

Belgaum | Published:February 15, 2014 3:06 pm
 Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused BJP of blocking passage of six anti-graft bills by Parliament. Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused BJP of blocking passage of six anti-graft bills by Parliament.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused BJP of blocking passage of six anti-graft bills by Parliament, which form part of the government’s anti-corruption framework.

“Who is standing against those bills? We want to pass them. We are being stopped in Parliament. Who is stopping it? BJP is stopping it. They don’t allow functioning of Parliament,” Gandhi, who has been making a strong pitch for the six legislations, said at a public rally here.

“Today in Parliament six anti-graft bills are pending. The bills which are of help to you. The bills that give power to you,” the Congress Vice-President said as he attacked BJP which has made corruption its main weapon of attack against the UPA government.

Gandhi said, “They (BJP) only talk, we bring progress.” He also told the gathering that it was the Congress which gave power to the people through legislations like RTI.

“Who brought RTI? Who gave powers to your hands. Congress party did it. Whatever was happening behind closed doors are getting known to you because of RTI. Who brought the Lokpal Bill? BJP did not bring it. Congress brought it,” he said. Pushing for creation of a framework to fight corruption, Gandhi had recently appealed to Opposition parties to support the passage of six bills in the ongoing Parliament session, whose functioning has gone haywire on Telengana and other issues.

“My request is also to the Opposition parties that they should not stop such bills — the bills related to (fighting) corruption and the bill related to the rights of the street vendors. Everybody should join hands to pass these bills,” he had said recently.

The draft of six legislations on which Gandhi has been laying thrust are the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010, the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011, the Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011, the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisations Bill, 2011, the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Public Procurement Bill, 2012.

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    ganga
    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:45 am
    Dear Sir, Mr.Rahul Ji, Last Elections We had Soniaji who was speaking for the Congress Led Govt. now we have a New face from the old 10 years Cong.Led.govt., who starts saying it is the Opposition who is stopping everything, When a Bill is Ped Why do you not name the same opposition for its Success....Also a Small Straight Question to you Mr.Rahul Ji, Why is there a New Face Every time you come for Election and now you are been focussed every where.Dear Sir ji, Last week After Three months I have visited a Movie Theater to just make my self relief from the Daily activity even there you were visible saying you give power to every one......Now my question Starts Sir, who is giving you power, who is giving you power to give powers to every person it is we the people of INDIA, Voting every year in one or the other election.Sir, I am proud to say that My w family Clan are your supporters, still we see we are been drowned now by your cong.Led.govt.
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      Raj Sharma
      Feb 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm
      This is the strangest statement I have ever heard. Rahul hi, whose family and party are synonymous with corruption accusing BJP of corruption. Is this guy on drugs or are the people who believe him are.
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