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J&K: BJP president to sit on 'satyagrah' from Oct 2

chandigarh Updated: Sep 30, 2012 15:12 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party State president Shamsher Singh Manhas on Sunday decided to sit on 'satyagrah' from October 2 to focus on rampant corruption and scams.

"Rampant corruption is taking place in the state and to highlight such issues, especially of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam, which involves some influential people, president Manhas will sit on 48-hour fast," BJP National Executive Member and State chief spokesperson Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.

The decision was taken in a meeting held here at party headquarters, he added.

Singh said the State president's decision to focus on JKCA scam is inspired by the realisation that it involves forgery through issuance of "benami cheques" and embezzlements amounting to crore of rupees carried out under the signatures and approval of the top most leaders of ruling party.

"Despite repeated pleas by BJP, the NC-Congress coalition government has refused to hand over the case to CBI, which further increases the element of suspicion", added Singh.

The situation has now deteriorated to such an extent that J& K is being described as the most corrupt state in the country, he said adding, "Decision to sit on 'satyagrah' may awaken the sleeping conscience of the people in power and also inspire public to strive for a corruption free society".