BJP to take fight against corruption to the streets
The BJP said it would take the fight of corruption to the streets starting from Wednesday with marches, marathons, plays and agitations at block, district and state levels against graft in UPA regime.
New Delhi: After cornering the government
in Parliament over corruption, BJP on Tuesday 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.
BJP also released some audio cassettes of parodies
attacking the "villians of corruption" in UPA government.
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
Incidentally, Karnataka Chief Minister BS 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
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.
"Even in these five states going to polls, corruption
is a big issue. The corrupt are being protected by the
government," Naqvi said.