Patna: Observing that the "growing
corruption" at the national level was rattling the common man
at present, the Bihar BJP unit said that it will launch
a state-wide agitation on the issue from April six next.
"Corruption was growing unabatedly and the figure
involved in various scams indicated increasing magnitude in
terms of money," Bihar BJP President CP Thakur said.
The BJP, however, could not keep quite on the
corruption issue anymore keeping in view its duty as a major
national political party in the country and it has been
decided to hold agitation on the burning issue from April six
next, Thakur said.
In the first phase of the stir against corruption, the
BJP will organize awareness campaign among the people at the
block and district level from April six to May 19 next to be
followed by rallies at the district level from May 20 to June
15 next, the state unit BJP Chief said.
Thakur said that the party had held its state
executive at Muzaffarpur last week where the delegated adopted
a resolution unanimously to condemn the menace of corruption
and decided to launch agitation against it.
The senior BJP leader said that apart from corruption,
the plight of farmers in Bihar was another issue rattling his
party as the farm sector continued to suffer in the state due
to vagaries of nature (floods in north Bihar and droughts in
South Bihar) and said the agriculture was no more a good
economic proposition in the state.
There has been no steps taken to check floods and
droughts over the years even as the farmers in the hinterland
did not get good price for their produces due to absence of
mechanism for the same, he said, adding the state government
should ensure that the state cooperatives or the FCI reach out
to the farmers to purchase their produces at least at par with
the minimum support price.