BJP to launch 3-day agitation against corruption

BJP to launch 3-day agitation against corruption

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday criticised home minister P Chidambaram for alleging that RSS was behind Ramdev’s agitation and announced a three-day anti-corruption campaign starting on Thursday.

“Anybody who speaks against corruption is linked to BJP or RSS by him (Chidambaram). Even if somebody in his office talks about corruption, then he will smell RSS and BJP there also," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

He said Chidambaram was not giving “measured comments" since his name has allegedly cropped up in the 2G spectrum scam.

Asked about party chief Nitin Gadkari’s comment to a TV channel that he has evidence against Chidambaram for his alleged involvement in 2G spectrum scam, Hussain said “Gadkari has raised the issue. We will take it forward."

He said at the nationwide campaign against corruption senior party leaders will address meetings and rallies in state capitals and prominent towns fromThursday till Saturday.

“We will continue our protest against the kind of un-announced emergency that we saw on Saturday night," he said.

Expressing concern over Ramdev’s deteriorating health, Hussain accused the government leaders of issuing staments in “authoritarian tone".

“Government must address the issues raised by the civil society. The BJP will continue its fight against corruption," he said describing Ramdev as a “saint" who has taken up cudgels of addressing the menace of corruption and black money.