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Friday, September 27, 2013

Rahul Gandhi rejects the government's ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday, while attending a brief Press Conference at New Delhi’s Press Club, termed the ordinance to negate the Supreme Court verdict on convicted lawmakers as nonsense and said it should be torn up and thrown away.

“My opinion on the ordinance is that it is a complete nonsense. It should up torn up and thrown out. This is my personal opinion on the ordinance” said the Congress Vice President who is also the Member of Parliament from Amethi. 
"I personally think what the government is doing on the ordinance is wrong. It was a political decision, every party does it, and there is a time to stop this nonsense," Rahul Gandhi said. "It is about time that political parties mind and stop making these type of compromises. If we actually want to stop corruption then we cannot make these compromises."

“The arguments that have been made and I have heard the arguments.. the argument that has been made is that we need to do it internally because of political considerations. Everybody does this.. and there is a time to stop this nonsense” he added.

“I really feel that about time that the political parties, mine and all others, stop making these types of compromises because if we want to fight corruption in this country, whether it is us – the Congress party or the BJP, we cannot continue making these small compromises. When we make these small compromises, we compromise everything. That is my opposition on the Ordinance” underlined Rahul Gandhi.

The Congress vice president did not mince his words to express his strong opinion on the ordinance at the press conference with party MP Ajay Maken. After his remarks, Mr Maken said, "Rahul Gandhi has clarified the party's line. The party's view is supreme."

The ordinance overturns a Supreme Court disqualifying convicted MPs and MLAs, and allows them to stay on without a salary or voting rights, if a court stays their conviction.

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