New Delhi: Dubbing the arrest of Anna Hazare
as a "plan" to impose Emergency in the country, BJP on Tuesday said
it will launch a "peaceful" country-wide agitation from
tomorrow to protest UPA`s "dictatorship".
Demanding immediate release of Hazare and his associates,
BJP President Nitin Gadkari said that party workers with
muffled mouths will take out silent marches, hold dharnas and
take out torchlight processions to protest the "dictatorship
of UPA, to save democracy and to root out corruption from the
Without fixing any timeframe for the agitation, he said it
will "continue" and much would depend on the circumstances
"Anna Hazare and his associates should be freed
immediately and be allowed to carry on with their agitation.
Stopping them from protesting like this is against the
traditions in this country.
"By doing away with the traditions of the Congress,
Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, a plan to impose
Emergency in the country is being brought. It is a danger to
the democracy," Gadkari told a press conference here.
Taking a jibe at the Centre, he said if the government was
"so sensitive" to protests, then the Prime Minister should
bring out a law by which none should be allowed to speak out
against the UPA or the Congress.