Attacking LK Advani over his proposed rathyatra, the CPI-M on Sunday said neither he nor the BJP had the moral right to talk about corruption as its governments in Uttarakhand and Karnataka were mired in the scourge and had to sack its chief ministers.
"Former Uttarkhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa had to be sacked on identical charges," CPI(M) Bihar unit general secretary Vijaykant Thakur told reporters.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has no moral authority to flag off Advani's yatra from Sitabdiara on October 11 as the NDA government in Bihar is embroiled in corruption like AC/DC bills and BIADA land scams, he said.
Kumar, he said, should review his decision to flag off the yatra, which would pass through several sensitive areas in Bihar, to keep his secular credential intact as the BJP plans to arouse communal passions through it for electoral benefits in the next parliamentary polls.
Besides, Advani's yatra was "ill timed" as Bihar is facing flood situation, he said.
Thakur said the CPI(M) would hold a dharna in Patna on the day of the yatra to oppose it and launch a month-long agitation in support of several issues including relief and compensation to the flood-affected.