'NDA tenure marked by corruption'

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram
May 05, 2004 08:09 PM IST

Lashing out at the NDA Govt, Sonia Gandhi said corruption was rampant during its rule, even jeopardising security.

Lashing out at the BJP-led coalition government at the Centre, AICC President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said corruption was rampant during NDA's five-year rule, even at the cost of nation's security.

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Addressing her first election meeting in the state here, Sonia said not a single day passed during the five years of BJP-NDA rule without scam involving BJP-NDA leaders.

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"Even the defence sector, most sensitive area has not been spared of corruption", she said.

"You all must remember the coffin scam and Tehelka tape, and the CAG report which showed how attempts were made to make money at the cost of the life of Jawans and interest of the nation's security", she said. One of major scam was the UTI involving Rs 25,000 crore of middle class and small investors, she said.

Terming the five-year rule of NDA as one of the worst in the independent history of country, she said the internal security of the country had been worsened. "Terrorist attacks took place as never in the country during the past five years," she said.

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