Lucknow: Condemning the police action to
disrupt Ramdev`s agitation, BJP on Sunday sought to hold Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for it
and announced a 24-hour stir across the country to protest it.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari said the "police
crackdown" was reminiscent of the Emergency days and alleged
that Congress was not ready to discuss corruption issue
through democratic means like that period.
"The crackdown by police came on the orders of the
Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi. We strongly condemn it...The
Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi must apologise to the people,"
Gadkari said addressing a press conference here.
The BJP chief also announced a 24-hour agitation at
district level across the country in protest against the
Detailing the programme for the agitation, he said the
party workers will hold satyagrah at Rajghat in Delhi whether
or not government gives permission.
Replying to questions, he said the issue of corruption
should not be politicised.
At the same time, he said it was BJP which had raised
the issue of black money and corruption first and that it will
support the organisations fighting against it.