Thousands march against corruption in India

January 30, 2011 15:26

NEW DELHI — Thousands of people holding placards and shouting slogans have protested in India's capital against what they called widespread corruption and poor governance.

At least 5,000 people marched Sunday through central New Delhi to show their anger over recent scandals that hit Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.

A telecommunications scandal cost the country billions of dollars and paralyzed Parliament's four-week session in December.

India's image was also sullied by allegations of corruption, construction delays and cost overruns during last October's Commonwealth Games.

The government had no immediate comment.

Sunday is the anniversary of the death of independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, who was known for his scrupulous honesty.

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