Gidderbaha (Punjab), Jan 27: Sending a clear signal to partymen, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today said those who indulged in corruption would face an end to their political career.
“Before allotting tickets I met party candidates and told them in straight terms that if at any level I come to know about involvement in corrupt practices of any partymen his career will end immediately,” Rahul said at an election rally in this hinterland of Malwa region of the state.
Taking a dig at Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance in Punjab, he said that, “they (the ruling combine in Punjab) only make speeches but do nothing on the ground and fight polls for personal benefits”.
He said that the Congress was committed to eradicate poverty from the country.
He lambasted SAD-BJP alliance for talking about converting Punjab into California and at the same time asked BJP leader L K Advani that why did he become ignorant about corruption in BJP ruled states of Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Punjab.
Reiterating his party's stand for a strong Lokpal, he said that, “we want to make Lokpal a constitutional body which remains out of all kind of pressures”.
“It was BJP led NDA which brought impediments in the path for a strong Lokpal...Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Congress brought a bill of Lokpal in the parliament, but the BJP and its allies pushed red botton to put brakes on bringing a strong Lokpal,” he said.