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Indian PM pledges to take on corruption

India's prime minister Manmohan Singh vowed to prove his party's commitment to fighting corruption through actions, not words, at a ceremony presenting a "report card" on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government's performance in the first two years of Singh's second term in office.

Both the prime minister and Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi repeatedly stressed that the government was taking steps to prevent any financial scandals in the future, and that an ombudsmand bill demanded by pubic outcry would be brought before parliament in the monsoon session, the Hindu reported.

On Sunday, the results of an independent survey of potential voters across 14 states were released, indicating that the coalition's popularity has waned but people still rate the UPA higher than the alternative, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.  Check out the findings here


Do you think the government is serious about fighting corruption?

No: 49%

Yes: 38%

Don't know: 13%

Has the spate of recent scams paralyzed the government?

Yes: 66%

No: 20%

Can't say: 14%

Is the government doing enough to rein in runaway prices?

Yes: 19%

No: 67%

Can't say: 14%