On corruption, for which the UPA has been targeted, Sonia Gandhi said the party must lead the "struggle" to counter its effect.
Terming corruption a "deep-rooted malaise", the Congress chief said a five-point agenda to deal with it has been given and the party has moved ahead with it.
The key among the steps taken was introducing Lokpal bill in parliament and introducing more transparency in process of allocating natural resources.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said while the UPA government was more successful than the NDA in reducing poverty and bringing inclusive development, it was not very effective in communicating it to the people.
Image: Congress supporters play with colours as they celebrate Rahul Gandhis appointment as Congress Vice President outside partys headquarters.