Sonia questions graft charges against government

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday challenged the corruption charges levelled against the UPA government, saying the truth and untruth in these needs to be understood well.

"The opposition is levelling several allegations of corruption against the government. What is the truth and untruth in these allegations needs to be understood well," Gandhi said at the party rally here in support of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"I admit, corruption is a cancer...is a disease," she said in the presence of the prime minister and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

"But we have fought this disease before and we will continue to fight this disease with all strength once again," she said.

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