Nationwide campaign against corruption soon

Patna: BJP on Saturday announced a nationwide campaign after the Assembly polls in five states to expose "failure" of the Congress-led UPA government in tackling issues like corruption and black money.

"Street corner plays and dramas will be enacted to highlight the failure of the UPA government in tackling corruption and black money issues," BJP national spokesman Syed Shahanwaz Hussain told reporters here.

Party workers will also organise a marathon run from panchayat to towns across the country, he said.

Under the BJP`s nationwide campaign beginning after the conclusion of the Assembly polls in five states, a series of mass awareness tours will also be launched.

He flayed the Congress for ignoring the dissent note of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj while appointing "tainted" former bureaucrat P J Thomas as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

The BJP leader also rapped Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his initial "stubbornness" to accept responsibility on the CVC appointment issue, but had to do so in the Lok Sabha after Swaraj demanded a statement from Singh.

"The PM`s post is not an ordinary seat where you commit mistake one after another and make excuses," Hussain said.

To expose "scams" in the seven Congress-ruled states, BJP has formed committees to compile details and bring out chargesheets against them, he said.

On the issue of black money, Hussain said that BJP was not convinced with the efforts of the Centre to bring back billions of dollars of "ill-gotten wealth" of the country stashed in foreign banks and asked the UPA government to enact a legislation to ensure return of the national wealth.

"The Centre should immediately start formulating a legislation to bring back the black money stashed in foreign banks as there was a fear that their owners might transfer the money to other banks to evade the legal process underway against them," the BJP leader said.