Government to push Rahul Gandhi's bills via Ordinance route

  • 5 years ago
Rahul Gandhi today accused the Opposition of "deceit" and "looking the other way" in fighting corruption and he kept open the Ordinance route to push through measures to create a framework to fight graft. As Parliament session came to an end and five of the six anti-graft measures being spearheaded by Gandhi failed to see the light of the day, the Congress Vice President launched a blistering attack on the Opposition. "Those in the opposition have said that they are against corruption and want to fight it. But when the time came to pass the Bills against corruption, they did not support," he said. Gandhi said he had expected that on these matters, the government would get support from the Opposition.

"But just forming out states is not enough. Special packages should be given to weaker states and the central government should not just think about political interest," she added.

Mayawati further accused the ruling Congress of seeking electoral gains by this division.

"It has been a pattern that the party which leads the government always divides and reorganises big states for electoral gains, which is not correct. There is already a body for reorganisation of states, so once and for all why can't they decide which big states to divide and leave the issue," said Mayawati.

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill or the Telangana Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday in the face of noisy protests.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said special status will be given for five years to Seemandhra region - the residual state of Andhra Pradesh following creation of a separate Telangana.

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