Posted on May 23, 2011 at 07:39am IST
UPA-II celebrated its second anniversary on Sunday. But the spate of scams and controversies this past year dulled the festivities.
It was meant to be an occasion to celebrate, but unease over several allegations of scams and corruption, couldn't be missed at the second anniversary bash of UPA-II.
Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi used the occasion to send out the message, irrespective of political damages, battle against corruption was there to stay.
"The UPA Government is determined to take corrective action. The due processes of law are already in motion. We are taking steps to prevent such developments in future," said Manmohan Singh.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi went a step further while displaying her resolve to tackle corruption. Taking a dig at the BJP, she accused the party of being hypocritical while acting against the corrupt.
"It's unfortunate that some opposition parties don't share the same high standards of probity when it comes to their own," said Sonia Gandhi.
The 74 page report card released talks extensively about welfare policies adopted by the UPA-II. Sonia assured that there will be more such programs in future.
"Our Government will bring it right to food bill, land acquisitions and rehabilitation bill," she said.
While the Prime Minister was more subtle and oblique in its message to alliance partner DMK on the issue of corruption, the Congress President was most direct when she trained her guns on the Opposition accusing them of not taking effective measures against its own men accused of graft cases.