BJP to start four-day protest against corruption from June 23
After holding a day-long protest on the issue of corruption and bringing back black money stashed in banks abroad, BJP today announced to stage a four-day nationwide stir on similar lines from June 23.Updated: Jun 09, 2011 18:49 IST
After holding a day-long protest on the issue of corruption and bringing back black money stashed in banks abroad, BJP on Thursday announced to stage a four-day nationwide stir on similar lines from June 23.
"We will go for a four-day nationwide stir from June 23. Our main targets will be the Prime Minister, the Congress chief and the Congress party... The aim of the nation-wide stir would be to root out corruption, bring back black money and save the democracy," BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters in New Delhi.
He said during the four-day agitation, senior party leaders and chief ministers of BJP-ruled state will address rallies at state and divisional level.
Referring to the police action against Baba Ramdev at Ramlila grounds last week and the government's reaction, Kumar said, "Just before the imposition of Emergency in 1975, similar set of language, idiom and cacophony was raised by the then Congress leaders to justify trampling of constitutional rights of the common man."
Kumar said while Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi raised the matter of police atrocities on farmers in Bhatta Parsaul, they have not shown "similar zeal and enthusiasm" in condemning the police action in Ramlila Maidan.
"This shows their political expediency and exposes their commitment to securing the rights of the common people," he said.
First Published: Jun 09, 2011 18:46 IST