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Congress committed to implement new Lokayukta law by February: Sonia Gandhi

Friday, 17 January 2014 - 12:28pm IST | Agency: ANI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet said that that the party will do its best to pass the bills that are against corruption, and are pending in the Parliament, and also to implement new Lokayukta law by February 2014.

“We will do our utmost to pass the bills which will fight corruption, and are pending in the Parliament when the Parliament reconvenes next month,” said Gandhi.

“All Congress ruled states are committed to implement new Lokayukta law by February 2014,” she said.

“I appeal all political parties to rise above political consideration and pass these crucial bills in the Parliament,” she added.

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde met today in the Talkatora Stadium to proceed with the ongoing All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting.

This meeting has been organized to strategize the party's move ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, and will also be deciding the role of Rahul Gandhi.

Senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi on Thursday had said that there was a discussion on Rahul Gandhi as many felt he should be named the party's prime ministerial candidate, however president Sonia Gandhi intervened in between, saying that 'it is not the tradition of the Congress that just because some party has declared their candidate, doesn't mean we should too'.

However there was consensus at the AICC meeting that the Congress campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be led by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

"This meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) declares that 2014 General Elections campaign will be led by Rahul Gandhi," Dwivedi told media after the Congress Party meeting.

Dwivedi also quoted Rahul as saying, "I am loyal party worker. I will carry out whatever responsibility is given to me."

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