BJP to highlight corruption issue in Delhi polls
BJP said it would highlight the scams facing the Centre in its campaign for the forthcoming local bodies and Assembly polls in the capital.
New Delhi: Slamming the UPA government on
the corruption issue, BJP on Friday said it would highlight the
scams facing the Centre in its campaign for the forthcoming
local bodies and Assembly polls in the capital.
"There is a crisis of credibility in this government. The
government at the Centre has lost the ability to take
decisions and to provide leadership. The charges of corruption
against this government are such that the scams of the past
look small in comparison," BJP leader Arun Jaitley said.
He was speaking at a party programme organised as part
of the BJP Delhi unit`s Jan Sangarsh Yatra which is aimed at
reaching out to the people ahead of the urban local bodies
elections to be held soon as well as the Assembly polls due
Jaitley said the scale of corruption and kickbacks in
the Bofors scam which led to the Rajiv Gandhi government
losing the elections was only Rs 64 Crore.
"But in the 2G spectrum scam the country has incurred a
loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore. We will make these scams in UPA a
poll issue both in the Corporation elections to be held this
year and the Assembly polls due next year," Jaitley said.
He told the party cadre that whichever party sets the
agenda has an edge over its competitors and the opposition
should make corruption in Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi
as well as scams at the Centre a poll plank.