Patna: Pilloring LK Advani for proposing
to take out rathyatra against corruption, CPI-M on Sunday said
neither he nor BJP had the moral right to speak on corruption
as its governments in Uttarakhand and Karnataka were mired in
the scourge and had to sack its chief ministers.
"The former Uttarkhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
`Nishank` and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa had to
be sacked on identical charges," CPI(M) Bihar unit general
secretary Vijaykant Thakur told reporters.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has no moral authority to
flag off Advani`s rath yatra from Sitabdiara on October 11 as
the NDA government in Bihar is embroiled in corruption like
AC/DC bills and BIADA land scams, he said.
Kumar, he said, should review his decision to flag off
Advani`s rath yatra, which would pass through several
sensitive areas in Bihar, to keep intact his secular
credential as BJP is planning to arouse communal passions
through it for electoral benefits in the next parliamentary
Besides, Advani`s rath yatra was `ill timed` as Bihar
is facing flood situation.
Thakur said CPI(M) would hold a dharna here on the day
of the rath yatra to oppose it and launch a month-long
agitation in support of issues like relief to flood-affected
people, compensation to the flood and drought-hit, supply of
fertilizers to farmers, rollback of surcharge on electricity,
measures to prevent corruption in MNREGA and IAY, inclusion of
the entire population under food security through PDS and CBI
probe in corruption in Koshi rehabilitation, besides repair of