In an attempt to win back faith of the nation and cover lost ground, Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday took on Team Anna, wondering “what’s the noise about” when the prime minister and the UPA-II government were committed to a strong Lokpal Bill. Gandhi, whose speech was read out to people at a Congress rally in Uttarakhand, said that corruption cannot be tackled by speeches.
A less-than-impressed Team Anna replied back, stating that mere speeches won’t be enough from the government’s side, also.
“India against Corruption welcomes UPA chairperson’s commitment on Lokpal. We sincerely hope the government would honor her commitment of getting a strong and effective Lokpal during the winter session as per the ‘Sense of the House’. Mere speeches would not be enough from the government’s side,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier Sonia Gandhi said corruption cannot be wiped out by merely pointing a finger at others. “Everyone needs to look within…. You cannot eradicate corruption like this; that one thinks corruption by us is a holy affair while that by others amounts to corruption. This is what is happening these days,”
Gandhi was all set to address a public meet in poll-bound Uttarakhand but could not make it due to health problems, following which her speech was read out to the gathering. “There is a lot of talk about corruption these days. No doubt corruption is prevalent in society in some form or the other. An atmosphere needs to be created against it. Corruption will not go by merely making speeches, by pointing a finger at others. Everyone needs to look within,”
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