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Cong campaign to counter Anna, Ramdev agitations

PTI  New Delhi, June 12, 2011
First Published: 08:59 IST(12/6/2011) | Last Updated: 09:32 IST(12/6/2011)

In a counter-offensive, Congress will launch its campaign today to "expose communal forces" behind the agitations by civil rights activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev on the issue of corruption and blackmoney.

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Senior leader Pranab Mukherjee will hold a media interaction in Kolkata kickstarting the party's nationwide campaign in the wake of agitations by Ramdev and Hazare.

The party is also organizing a public rally in Raipur on June 26 which central leaders are expected to attend.

Congress has decided to adopt a two-pronged strategy on the issue. While it will seek to attack RSS and BJP for "sponsoring" the agitations against UPA on the issue of corruption, it will also highlight corruption in BJP-ruled states.

The party will also focus on the continuation of B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister in Karnataka despie "various allegations of corruption against him", sources said.

Congress has also brought out a booklet "The Congress View on Present Situation" which it plans to distribute among party workers. Mukherjee is learnt to have played a key role in formulating the party's counter strategy.


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