BJP to take fight against corruption to the streets

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 06, 2011 09:51 IST

After cornering the government in Parliament over corruption, BJP has said it would take the fight to the streets starting from Wednesday with marches, marathons, plays and agitations at block, district and state levels against graft in UPA regime.

"BJP will commence its nationwide Jan Sangharsh agitation against corruption, price rise, black money and ongoing scams in UPA government from April 6," BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters.

He claimed it would be an aggressive and effective programme against the Congress-led government.

"The whole country is seething with anger at the corruption in this government. BJP will hold rallies in rural areas across the country to increase awareness among people about the various scams. In urban areas, at the district level marathons and street plays would be organised to expose the corruption-friendly attitude of the Congress," Naqvi said.

The principal opposition is launching its campaign on April 6 which is the foundation day of party as well as the day on which Jai Prakash Narayan began his famous agitation against corruption.

Incidentally, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa-who is facing charges of nepotism and land-grab to favour his sons-will also be a part of these agitations.

BJP is roping in all its senior leaders in the agitation.

The 70-day agitation will, however, exclude the five poll-bound states of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pudducherry till the elections gets over.


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