The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive on Sunday decided to take the issue of corruption and scams to the people and the judiciary, while sharpening its attack on Congress president Sonia Gandhi by seeking an explanation on the Bofors kickbacks.
“The BJP national executive has decided to take the issue of corruption and scams to the people of India and approach all legal forums to ensure that all those guilty are punished and the taxpayers money siphoned off comes back,” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman told journalists in Guwahati.
“Year 2010 was a year of corruption and 2011 is going to be the year of cover-ups.”
The BJP leader said the "first family of the Congress” (Gandhis) need to explain to the people of India about the Bofors issue. "Definitely an explanation is required from the first family of the Congress,” Sitharaman said.
The two day national executive is being held at a city hotel overlooking the river Brahmaputra and is being attended by over 300 national leaders, including chief ministers of the all seven BJP ruled states. The first day saw a resolution adopted on the northeast; with special focus on Assam.
“The meeting is still on and we should be able to come up with a few more political economic resolutions,” she said. A massive public rally on Sunday afternoon, is expected to be the high point of the two day meet.