Rahul Gandhi: Congress party fired those accused of corruption

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 10, pointed out that the Congress party fired its leaders and ministers who had been accused of corruption

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday said that internal bickering and generational fight within the Congress party and issues relating to corruption led to its defeat in the 2014 general election.

"Internal fight in the Congress party, generational fight in the Congress party, an older vision, a newer vision... those just collided. We were fighting an election (2014 general election), but we had these internal conflicts going on. We had issues with corruption. And that [all] just came together," said Gandhi during an interactive session with IIM alumni.

"We fired the [accused] guys in pretty much every single case. We believe in zero tolerance against corruption. 100%," he added.

He said the Congress party is an ideology. "When you move away from the ideology, the party weakens. The Congress has to stand up to certain ideals. People get confused if we don't stand by these ideals. We have to place an alternative vision."

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