Government dead serious about tackling corruption: PM

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 05:54 hrs

New Delhi: The government is "dead serious" in bringing to book all wrongdoers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday in a media interaction.

The media, he told television editors, had played a "very important role in drawing the country's attention" to issues requiring corrective action.

"The media have drawn the country's attention to some aberrations in allocation of 2G spectrum, the Commonwealth Games and more recently some developments in the space organisation and Adarsh society affairs," he said.

He began his press conference by saying it was being held on the "auspicious occasion when we are all celebrating the birthday of Hazrat Mohammed Sahab".

He felicitated all countrymen and women on the occasion of Eid.