Nation-wide protests against Anna’s arrest: BJP
BJP said that they will hold peaceful protests all over the country against Anna Hazare and his team members’ arrest and to save the democracy.
New Delhi: The main opposition party, BJP spelled out its strategy on Tuesday and said that they will hold peaceful protests all over the country against Anna Hazare`s arrest and to save the democracy.
Dubbing the arrest of Anna Hazare
as a "plan" to impose Emergency in the country, BJP today said
it will launch a "peaceful" country-wide agitation from
from Wednesday to protest UPA`s "dictatorship".
BJP President Nitin Gadkari said that party workers with
muffled mouths will take out silent marches, hold dharnas and
take out torchlight processions to protest the "dictatorship
of UPA, to save democracy and to root out corruption from the
Without fixing any timeframe for the agitation, he said it
will "continue" and much would depend on the circumstances
Addressing a press conference in the capital, BJP president Nitin Gadkari lambasted the government for Anna’s arrest and said, “This amounts to stifling the values of democracy.” He reiterated that “the right to peaceful protest was a fundamental right.
Hardening the party’s stand, the BJP leader said that the party wanted “a corruption-free nation and would continue to work towards it”. He also said that the present environment in the country was reminiscent of the emergency days and that it was ironical that Anna Hazare had been lodged in the same jail where A Raja and Suresh Kalmadi were held.
“The government is least bothered about the people of the country, the tenets of the Constitution, rules or rights,” said Gadkari.
Taking a jibe at the Centre, he said if the government was
"so sensitive" to protests, then the PM should
bring out a law by which none should be allowed to speak out
against the UPA or the Congress.
The BJP president further lamented the fact that the Congress party was digressing from the values imbibed by their forefathers and advised them to go back to the teaching of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
With PTI inputs