The BJP on Monday accused the Centre of appeasing the Muslims and going soft on terrorism risking "national security" and announced to launch a 21-day long mass awakening drive in Bihar against the UPA government.
"We will embark on a mass awakening campaign beginning January 27 against the UPA government at the Centre for pursuing appeasement policy for Muslims and its soft approach towards terrorism at the risk of nation security," state BJP president Radhamohan Singh told reporters after a two-day meeting of the party's state executive which concluded in Patna on Sunday.
Holding the Centre responsible for the "pathetic" condition of farmers and price rise, Singh said senior BJP leaders would undertake yatras from Bagha, Kaimur, Banka, Kishanganj, Jainagar and Paliganj and would cover a distance of 403 kms.
They would hold more than 353 public meetings across the state under the campaign, he said.
Besides Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and party ministers in the Nitish government, all the party MPs from the state, including Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and former union minister Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, would be participating in the campaign, which would conlude on February 16.