Gadkari to lead BJP protest march to PM`s house on Nov 21

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 21:56

New Delhi: Amid reports that it has reservations about fielding Nitin Gadkari at an anti-graft protest here, BJP on Friday announced the party chief will lead a march to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s residence as part of the nation-wide agitation on November 21.

Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said Gadkari will participate in the march from Jantar Mantar to the PM`s residence on November 21 and address the party workers.

The march is being organised to protest against "rampant corruption" by UPA government and Congress.

"BJP will march to the PM`s house under the leadership of Nitin Gadkari," Gupta said in a statement.

While announcing the all-India protest on November 21 on the eve of the winter session of Parliament against the Congress-led UPA government, BJP had yesterday said Gadkari will lead a rally in Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh.

The announcement was viewd as party`s reservation in fielding Gadkari in the national capital to lead the anti-corruption protest as he himself was facing charges of dubious funding against his companies.

Defending the party`s decision to field Gadkari in Itanagar, senior party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had said the party chief had earlier expressed his wish to hold a rally in Itanagar.

Gupta also said senior BJP leaders Raj Nath Singh, Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Naqvi will participate in the protest in the capital.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 21:56

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