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Cong targets those who raise voice against graft

Lucknow: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre of harassing all those who raise their voice against the graft.

"If Arvind Kejriwal (a member of Team Anna) is such a person that notices have to be issued to him, then why five ministers of the UPA government held discussion with him for months," BJP general secretary Ravi Shanker Prasad told reporters here.

"One thing is clear from this that the Congress harasses all those who raise their voice against corruption," he said.

The BJP leader was here to inaugurate a media workshop for party`s district, region and state spokespersons.

He said the massive nation-wide support to Anna Hazare`s campaign should be viewed above political gains and losses.

"Support to Anna Hazare`s campaign was an expression of the anguish of the people against the corruption of the UPA government, but the Congress took no lesson from it," the BJP chief spokesman said.

Referring to the JP movement of mid-`70s and the campaign led by V P Singh on the Bofors issue, he said the Congress had not taken any lesson from the history.

On the issue of corruption, Prasad said Congress, BSP and SP were "three angles of the malice".

He said "it is a point to ponder as to why every time UP Chief Minister Mayawati sides with the UPA government on the corruption issue."

On the upcoming UP assembly polls, he said there would be no alliance with either the BSP or the SP and his party would fight the elections on its own.

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