Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi says

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    Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi says - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: Admitting that corruption is the "biggest issue" that is "bleeding people dry", Rahul Gandhi on Saturday sought to reach out to the India Inc by saying that "arbitrary powers" were holding up projects.

    Interacting with business leaders here and responding to their concerns, the Congress vice-president favoured rule-based system in clearances to correct the situation.

    Asserting that the UPA government was committed to deal with corruption and push growth, he outlined the steps taken by the UPA government, including enactment of lokpal, to combat graft.

    Gandhi talked about the problems of inflation, clearances, accountability and transparency while underlining the need for pushing the growth to alleviate poverty and making the country the largest economy by the time it turns 100 years old.

    "I am in complete agreement with the need for regulatory system to be rapidly and radically modernized. Frankly, there are no excuses for the length of time required to clear some of these projects. We are fast-moving economy. We cannot allow you to be held back by slow decision-making. Accountability has to be clear, fixed and time-bound," he said addressing the FICCI annual general meeting.

    "The biggest problem is absolute arbitrary powers at all levels of the system. This is what we face ... In India, there are lot of arbitrary powers. The environment minister or the chief minister can take any decision he wants," he said while responding to concerns of the industry that clearances were holding up projects.

    "The real issue in all these things, whether land acquisition or environment it is arbitrary power," Gandhi said, while advocating the need for eliminating the system of arbitrary powers.

    He said the "paradigm" in the country has changed and in this scenario, "we have to build rule-based structure ... we have to get used to the new paradigm. We have to move away from the arbitrary idea that a chief minister and an environment minister can do anything."

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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

    Yeah Congress is bleeding "people" or "aad admi" with Corruption and Congress is drinking the bleeding blood of aam admi.

    Raul Vinci SHUT YOUR MOUTH UP.
     
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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

    He should look up the congress asshole, he'll find all the shit in the world...
     
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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

    That was bang on target :pound: :pound:
     
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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

    Lets start with your family Rahul ji in weeding out corruption !
     
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    Narendra Modi tears into Rahul Gandhi’s anti-corruption avatar - The Times of India

    MUMBAI: Narendra Modi on Sunday latched onto the controversial 'all clear' given to Congress politicians allegedly involved in the Adarsh housing scam to tear into Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for casting himself as an anti-corruption warrior, calling it an unparalleled example of audacity.

    Addressing a well-attended rally at the sprawling Bandra-Kurla complex ground, Modi said the clean chit to the biggies in Maharashtra Congress had exposed Rahul's anti-corruption intent as a mere ploy. Referring to the Congress vice-president's speech at a Ficci meet in Delhi on Saturday, the BJP's PM candididate said, "The speech of a Congress leader yesterday left me befuddled. He belongs to a party which is neck-deep in corruption. But he spoke with such an innocent demeanour that it appeared he belonged to a different party. It was an unparalleled example of audacity. Look at the paradox. He was speaking of corruption just after the Congress government had tried to bury the Adarsh scam."

    Significantly, he, just like during his speech in Varanasi earlier this week, did not refer to Rahul by name. He also refrained from using the monikers shehzada or crown prince, the jibe that he hurls at the Congress vice-president as part of his attack on dynasty politics and to question Rahul's credentials.

    His focus on Adarsh housing scam was a clear indication that the Congress's attempt to help its leaders who have been accused of complicity in the scam may exact a political cost by undercutting Rahul's effort to buffer the party from the charges of corruption.

    Saying that Congress was not serious about fighting corruption, Modi challenged the ruling party to sponsor a legislation aimed at bringing back within three years the black money that Indians have illegally stashed abroad in foreign banks. "Congress will never take the initiative because they know it is going to hurt them the most," Modi said.

    Corruption was just one of the whole array of issues the BJP leader chose to attack the Congress on as he exhorted his audience to get rid of Congress rule. He said the Congress was mired in divisive politics, and would create and stoke divisions in order to stay in power. "They practise the politics of divide-and-rule that they learnt from the British," Modi said as he attacked the grand old party for jeopardizing the future of the country's youth.

    "The Congress is mired in corruption. It has no vision for development. All these years, the Congress has been playing vote-bank politics at the cost of the country's security and progress. The Congress party's bad governance is the root cause of all our problems," he said. "The jobless youth have to shell out money to get a job in the government sector. The Congress has no concern for the country's youth," he added.

    Modi, who seemed pleased with the turnout, came up with the attractive catch line: 'Vote for India'. "We have so far voted for one party or another. The time has come to vote for India to free the country of corruption, nepotism, communal strife, price rise, vote-bank politics and bad governance," Modi said as he proceeded to secure a pledge from the huge crowd.

    The conflation between a vote for him and national interest struck many as controversial, but went down well with the huge audience which enthusiastically took the oath.

    The catch line, in fact the tone of the speech as a whole, reflected Modi's swelling confidence. "A wave is sweeping the country," BJP's PM candidate declared even as he said that the poor identified themselves with him because of his humble roots as a tea vendor. "The poor are going be the new VIPs," he said.

    The speech was marked by an outreach to some of his colleagues in BJP perceived to be either hostile or neutral towards his prime ministerial aspirations. Thus, party patriarch L K Advani, who was widely perceived to be opposed to his projection as PM candidate, was credited with the move to pressure the government to bring black money back. More importantly, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has matched his feat of scoring three consecutive wins in assembly elections and who has, though unsuccessfully, been sought to be set up as a rival, came in for lavish praise.

    Predictably, Modi showcased Gujarat's achievements, and emphasized that the state scored over Maharashtra in power generation and providing honest and efficient administration, but not before he had called the latter the elder brother as well as the cradle of Gujarati language and culture.

    Observers saw this as meant to assuage the radical, pro-Marathi section in the Sena. The Sena was not invited for the rally.

    Modi raked up the irrigation scandal that wracked Maharashtra last year and for which two senior NCP ministers were in the eye of a political storm. "Farmers in Maharashtra have to face drought. They choose to end their lives out of frustration and mounting debts. This is because of the wrong policies of the state government," he said.

    "There is acute power shortage in Maharashtra, while in Gujarat we have electricity all 365 days. Two villages dotting the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra can be distinguished by the absence of electricity. While the Gujarat village has power, the neighbouring village languishes in darkness," he pointed out.

    "While the annual collection at the Gujarat check post is pegged at a staggering Rs 1,470 crore, the neighbouring check post in Maharashtra earns Rs 437 crore. We have an IT network at our check posts and the human intervention in the toll collection is barest minimum. However, the Maharashtra check post is manually managed. Hence, it has far too many leakages," Modi said.

    The Gujarat CM paid glowing tributes to Hindi cinema and accused the Centre of failing to commemorate filmdom's 100 years on a grand scale. "The government ought to have hosted seminars on Hindi cinema's contribution to the nation's development, on the role of technology in cinema and so forth. There should be a university for the study of cinema," he added.

    Modi humoured the city's mercantile community by slamming the Maharashtra government for introducing LBT in the state. "LBT stands for Loot Baantne ki Technique," he said.

    He also referred to the INS Vikrant stir and said the Congress was keen on making money out of the iconic warship by turning it into a commercial venture. "In Gujarat, we are building a huge Sardar Patel memorial by collecting a piece of iron from all parts of the country. The Congress has no respect for heritage and tradition. We hold our heritage close to our hearts," Modi said.
     
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    Rahul should stop speaking and start to keep a watch at "SO SORRY" cartoon series of 'Aaj Tak' , he'll definitly learn many things :hehe:
     
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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

    Whenever this Raul Vinci opens his mouth it makes mockery of Congress :lol:
     
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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa

    How about stop talking and acting on aadarsh scam ?
     
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    Re: Corruption is bleeding people, it is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi sa


    On the contrary, he should speak more and more which will ensure CON partys decline.
     
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