Fursatganj, Nov 15: Amid storm in Parliament over reports of various scams, including 2G spectrum allocation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the government was taking "strong action" on the issue of corruption.
"It is an important issue and we need to be very strict on corruption... the government is in the process of taking strong action," he told reporters here.
He was replying to a question on reports of major scams in the spectrum allocation, Commonwealth Games projects and Adarsh Housing society. Opposition's demand for JPC probe into these cases stalled Parliament for the fourth consecutive day today.
The Amethi MP, who is on a three-day tour of his Lok Sabha constituency, was speaking on the sidelines of a function to inaugurate a building and auditorium of Footware Development and Design Institute here.
The Congress leader said the quantum of development in Uttar Pradesh was low.
"Development in UP is low as compared to what could have been done, but there are certain constraints. You can see the state of roads even outside the auditorium," he said.
The Congress general secretary said, in his view, the government's role should be to support industrial growth.
"If the UP government's focus is in the right direction, the state could be developed... there are no shortcomings in the people here," he said.
Earlier, his cavalcade was stopped by women employees of Sheena Textiles, who were demanding that the closed unit be re-opened.
The workers submitted a memorandum to the leader, who assured to look into the matter. PTI