BJPs two-day National Executive Meet to discuss corruption

Lucknow: BJP`s National Executive Meet beginning here tomorrow would chalk out the strategy for taking on the UPA Government on issues like corruption and black money as well as putting up a credible fight against BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh, which goes to polls next year.

At the end of the two-day National Executive, BJP will come out with resolutions on price rise, corruption, black money, "undemocratic and arrogant" attitude of the Centre and the "misrule" of the Mayawati government.

Briefing reporters on the eve of the Meet, BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the party`s top brass would discuss the political and economic situation in the country, national security, internal security, farmers` issue, and the strategy for the poll-bound states of UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur during the conclave.

"There will be one resolution on price rise, corruption and Black money. The second resolution will be on the undemocratic and arrogant attitude of the Central government and on how it is attacking the federal structure of the country," he said.

"The third resolution will be on the political situation in UP and the misrule, corruption and loot in the Mayawati government," Naqvi said.

BJP plans to get more aggressive against the UPA-II government on the issue of corruption, having tasted success in its campaign against scams like 2G spectrum allocation, Commonwealth Games and Adarsh society.

"The UPA government is neck-deep in corruption. Its history goes back to UPA-I government and by now it has become the history-sheeter of corruption. We have to overthrow this government. BJP will start an aggressive national campaign against corruption," Naqvi said.

The fresh charges of wrong-doing by Union Textiles Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran, whose Sun Direct TV is said to have received pay-offs from Malaysian company Maxis Communication, has come as a shot in the arm for the BJP. The party is raking it up here too.

BJP`s pet issue of terrorism and naxalism will also figure prominently at this Meet.

"The national executive will also discuss how the UPA government has adopted terrorist and naxalism-friendly policies," Naqvi said.

He charged that the UPA government had "bowed down" to Pakistan on the issue of terrorism and this had made "our neighbour bold enough to dare us."

"Pakistan has become the factory of terrorism where terrorists are being manufactured. But our government has been weak-kneed on this front," Naqvi said.

The opposition is also focusing on Uttar Prades and how it can improve its electoral prospects in the state in the Assembly elections next year. It stands third after BSP and SP here in terms of strength in the Assembly.

"Mayawati has always enjoyed the support of the Congress be it on the issue of corruption or price rise or the nuclear deal.

"This was recently seen in the Public Accounts Committee (when BSP voted with the Congress against PAC Chairperson Murli Manohar Joshi). Even SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has walked shoulder to shoulder with the Congress," Naqvi said.

He alleged that Congress has given "100 per cent relief" to Mayawati on corruption.