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Cong campaign to counter Anna, Ramdev agitations

In a counter-offensive, Congress will launch its campaign tomorrow to "expose communal forces" behind the agitations by civil rights activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev on the issue of corruption and blackmoney.



New Delhi: In a counter-offensive, Congress
will launch its campaign tomorrow to "expose communal forces"
behind the agitations by civil rights activist Anna Hazare and
yoga guru Ramdev on the issue of corruption and blackmoney.
Senior leader Pranab Mukherjee will hold a media
interaction in Kolkata kickstarting the party`s nationwide
campaign in the wake of agitations by Ramdev and Hazare.

The party is also organizing a public rally in Raipur on
June 26 which central leaders are expected to attend.

Congress has decided to adopt a two-pronged strategy on
the issue. While it will seek to attack RSS and BJP for
"sponsoring" the agitations against UPA on the issue of
corruption, it will also highlight corruption in BJP-ruled
states.

The party will also focus on the continuation of B S
Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister in Karnataka despie "various
allegations of corruption against him", sources said.
Congress has also brought out a booklet "The Congress
View on Present Situation" which it plans to distribute among
part workers. Mukherjee is learnt to have played a key role in
formulating the party`s counter strategy.

The decision for the Raipur rally was taken at a
meeting of the Congress Coordination Committee for
Chhattisgarh.

State Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, who attended
the meeting, said a decision has been taken to "expose the
BJP-RSS hand" behind the agitations on one hand and also
apprise the people of the "rampant corruption" of BJP
government in Chhattisgarh.

The party has also decided to demand a "white paper" from
Raman Singh government on alleged corruption there.

The AICC has asked all state units to give possible
dates for the rallies in their regions so as to ensure that
the campaign is completed by the time the monsoon session of
Parliament begins.

PTI

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