Bhubaneswar: Seeking to distance itself
from `yoga guru` Baba Ramdev`s proposal to raise a force, BJP
on Thursday said it was not in favour of formation of any armed
squad for broadbasing the battle against corruption.
"BJP is certainly not in favour of having an armed
squad as part of the anti-corruption campaign in the country.
Our party never believes in violence," party`s National
Secretary Santosh Gangwar told reporters here.
Even Baba Ramdev has clarified that he actually wants
to raise a nationalist force by imparting training in
self-defence to the youth, he said.
Asserting that BJP would solidly back any form of
anti-corruption crusade, the BJP leader said the party would
spread the campaign against corruption launched by Ramdev and
civil rights activist Anna Hazare across the country.
Hitting out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the
Centre for the action on Ramdev`s satyagraha at Ram Lila
Maidan in Delhi on June 5, Gangwar hailed the role of the
Supreme Court in stepping in.
The judiciary is playing an active and positive role
in assisting the anti-graft initiatives and bringing truth to
light, he said slamming the UPA government accusing it of
taking no step to retrieve black money stashed abroad.
Attcking Congress president Sonia Gandhi for remaining
silent on police action during Ramdev`s fast in Delhi, Gangwar
said both Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must
apologise to the nation for the episode.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General
Secretary Rahul Gandhi raised the matter of alleged police
atrocities on farmers in Bhatta-Parsaul but have not shown
similar zeal in condemning police action at Ramlila, he said.