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Cong campaign to counter Anna, Ramdev agitations

New Delhi:  In a counter-offensive, Congress will launch its campaign tomorrow to "expose communal forces" behind the agitations by civil rights activist Anna Hazare and yoga icon Baba Ramdev on issues of corruption and black money.

Senior leader Pranab Mukherjee will hold a media interaction in Kolkata, kick-starting the party`s nationwide campaign in the wake of agitations by Ramdev and Hazare.

The party is also organising a public rally in Raipur on June 26 which central leaders are expected to attend.

The Congress has decided to adopt a two-pronged strategy on the issue. While it will seek to attack the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "sponsoring" the agitations against UPA on the issue of corruption, it will also highlight corruption in BJP-ruled states. The party will also focus on the continuation of B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister in Karnataka despite "various allegations of corruption against him", sources said.

The party has also brought out a booklet "The Congress View on Present Situation" which it plans to distribute among its workers. Pranab Mukherjee is learnt to have played a key role in formulating the party`s counter strategy.

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