BJP turns blind eye to corruption in Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi

Acknowledging that those working in NSUI and Youth Congress do not get enough support from senior leaders in the parent party at times, Rahul assured to help them.

New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2014 8:19 pm

Attacking BJP on corruption issue, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused it of blocking the passage of anti-graft bills in Parliament and turning a blind eye to corrupt practices in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh ruled by it.

Addressing a two-day national convention “Udaan” of NSUI, the party Vice President asked the party’s youth brigade to counter the Opposition’s campaign of painting all good works done by UPA as wrong.

“You have to understand the strategy of the Opposition of opposing with anger and harsh words whatever Congress does even if it is good….They see corruption in whatever we do. But they fail to see corruption in states ruled by them like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh,” Rahul said.

“A tainted (former) Chief Minister (B S Yeddyurappa) went to jail. But yet they could not see any corruption there and they still got him back into the party. And then they go outside and give lectures to Congress on corruption,” Gandhi said, asking the NSUI workers to fan out in colleges and tell people the truth of the Opposition’s campaign.

Acknowledging that those working in NSUI and Youth Congress do not get enough support from senior leaders in the parent party at times, he assured to help them.

“Elections are coming. Our effort will be to ensure maximum representation to Youth Congress leaders. In the time to come, we are going to give more representation to leaders from Youth Congress and NSUI.

“We will give more space to NSUI in Congress party. The country will see the strength of Congress in NSUI. Youths will be more visible,” he said.Asking NSUI workers to go to colleges and universities and tell the youths that it was Congress which brought RTI and Lokpal and rights based legislations, he said they should counter the Opposition propaganda but not with anger or harsh words.

“Our focus is never on anger but love and brotherhood. We are a party of Mahatma Gandhi. Our focus is more on work and so is yours. This is our DNA. You should not leave it. How much the Opposition provokes you, I urge you not to fall in the trap. You work with love,” Rahul said.

Maintaining that Congress has opened the closed doors politics and more so in NSUI and Youth Congress, he asked the party’s youth brigade to spread the word that corruption will come to an end only when closed doors of other organisations are also opened through elections.

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First Published on: March 7, 2014 8:02 pm
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    Risheshwar Upadhyay
    Nov 21, 2015 at 6:36 am
    Congress has done a lot to curb both corruption and poverty . RTI , Lokpal , Manrega and Food security act will remain effective and relevant for many decades to come .
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      Deepak Batra
      Mar 8, 2014 at 5:24 am
      Congress works with pion and love. Their focus is never on anger but love and brotherhood. Their focus is more on work . They do not compromise. BJP always provokes congress.
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        Aman Mehra
        Mar 8, 2014 at 4:58 am
        BJP makes strategies to demean congress party. It has the strategy to oppose the congress party with anger and harsh words whatever Congress does even if it is good.
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          Abhinav Sharma
          Mar 8, 2014 at 4:33 am
          The good thing about Rahul hi is that he is fighting against corruption and involving his party’s youth brigade to counter the opposition’s campaign of painting all good works done by UPA as wrong.
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            raju
            Mar 8, 2014 at 8:05 am
            I think, Congress party always works with great effort and love. Their focus on the doing the work for the benefits of the common people of the nation, As they made RTI which helps us to remove the corruption from the nation.but in others side BJP party never work for the for the welfare of the society people. They are working in wrong direction that is maniting the people of the INDIA.,.
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              rishi kumar
              Mar 8, 2014 at 8:08 am
              I think, Every one aware that congress party never focus on anger but love and brotherhood. Their focus is more on work. BUT BJP party and his leader never think about to do some work which helps the people of the INDIA and contribute himself in the development of the nation just they are increasing the corruption in India.
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                vickey
                Mar 8, 2014 at 8:12 am
                Every one knows that Congress party has taken initiatives in every sector. I haven't seen that they are not compleating their wok whatever they said or announced but BJP always provokes congress.Which is not good for the people because congress party always work with best effort which works for the welfare of the nation.,.
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