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December 29, 1985

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, speaking at the 100th anniversary of the Congress Party, attacked political corruption and said his own party is "losing touch" with the masses. During a 70-minute speech at a Bombay cricket stadium, Gandhi told a crowd of 100,000 party leaders and workers: "We talk of high principles and lofty ideas needed to build a strong and prosperous India. But we obey no discipline, no rule, follow no principle of public morality, display no sense of social awareness. . . . "

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