Sukhbir slams Congress for being lenient on corruption

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Ghudda (Punjab), Feb 17 (PTI) Deputy Chief Minister ofPunjab Sukhbir Singh Badal today slammed the Congress-led UPAgovernment at the Centre for being lenient on corruption invarious ministries and said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hasfailed to act against his cabinet colleagues.

Congress has failed to take on his allies and everyminister has his own fiefdom, he told reporters after layingthe foundation stones of sports school and two irrigationprojects here.

"Prime Minister''s reluctance to act firmly againsthis ministers has affected people as Indian treasury hasbecome poorer by lacs of crores due corruption," he said.

He advised UPA to learn from NDA that how a coalitionis run in the government. "If Prime Minister is feelingincapable of running the coalition government, he should makeway for NDA government in the centre," he said.

On Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh''s charges ofirregularities in the selection of 312 Doctors by the PunjabPublic Service Commission, Badal said the High Court hasordered inquiry into the case by Punjab Vigilance Bureau,which has submitted its report. "It is upon the Court totake a decision on the scraping of selection of doctors byPPSC," he added.

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