BJP to launch nationwide campaign against corruption

BJP on Saturday announced a nationwide campaign after the Assembly polls in five states to expose "failure" of the Congress-led UPA government in tackling issues like corruption and black money.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 17:33 PM IST

Patna: BJP on Saturday announced a nationwide
campaign after the Assembly polls in five states to expose
"failure" of the Congress-led UPA government in tackling
issues like corruption and black money.

"Street corner plays and dramas will be enacted to
highlight the failure of the UPA government in tackling
corruption and black money issues," BJP national spokesman
Syed Shahanwaz Hussain told reporters here.
Party workers will also organise a marathon run from
panchayat to towns across the country, he said.

Under the BJP`s nationwide campaign beginning after
the conclusion of the Assembly polls in five states, a series
of mass awareness tours will also be launched.

He flayed the Congress for ignoring the dissent note
of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj while
appointing "tainted" former bureaucrat P J Thomas as the
Central Vigilance Commissioner.

The BJP leader also rapped Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh for his initial "stubbornness" to accept responsibility
on the CVC appointment issue, but had to do so in the Lok
Sabha after Swaraj demanded a statement from Singh.

"The PM`s post is not an ordinary seat where you
commit mistake one after another and make excuses," Hussain
said.
To expose "scams" in the seven Congress-ruled states,
BJP has formed committees to compile details and bring out
chargesheets against them, he said.

On the issue of black money, Hussain said that BJP was
not convinced with the efforts of the Centre to bring back
billions of dollars of "ill-gotten wealth" of the country
stashed in foreign banks and asked the UPA government to enact
a legislation to ensure return of the national wealth.

"The Centre should immediately start formulating a
legislation to bring back the black money stashed in foreign
banks as there was a fear that their owners might transfer the
money to other banks to evade the legal process underway
against them," the BJP leader said.

PTI