BJP supports Anna`s crusade: Gadkari

Extending support to Anna Hazare`s anti-graft crusade, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday asserted that it was his party that brought corruption and black money issues to the forefront.

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2011, 15:15 PM IST

Indore (MP): Extending support to Anna
Hazare`s anti-graft crusade, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday
asserted that it was his party that brought corruption and
black money issues to the forefront and now it will firmly
stand behind the Gandhian in his agitation.
"BJP had not failed or delayed anywhere on raising such
topical public issues. BJP very much voiced corruption in 2G
spectrum and Commonwealth Games, and even did not allow ruling
Congress-led UPA government to run both houses of Parliament,"
Gadkari told media persons at the airport here while on his
way to Ujjain for attending RSS meet.

The country and its citizens have woken up now, and no
government can crush their agitation. `BJP anna ke saath hai`
(BJP is with Anna), Gadkari said.

He said after BJP spearheaded the corruption and black
money issues in Parliament and in public, non-political and
social organisations took it up and gave it a momentum.
He however said that Hazare and Baba Ramdev`s agitation
against corruption does not indicate that political parties
including the BJP are incompetent or have failed to raise the
issue effectively.

"The agitation or movement on public issues by political
parties and non-political (social) organisations should not be
compared. Now its time to fight corruption jointly," Gadkari
said.

PTI