BJP calls off anti-graft agitation against Centre

Published: 22nd June 2013 02:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2013 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

The ongoing 'jail bharo' agitation of BJP against the central and state governments has been suspended with immediate effect following massive destruction in Uttarakhand.

"The agitation which began on June 17 and was to continue till June 30 has been suspended with immediate effect following the natural calamity in Uttarakhand," former state unit president of BJP, Surya Pratap Shahi told reporters here.

The BJP leader said that instead of carrying on with the anti-corruption protest, party workers from all over the state would collect goods required for relief and rescue of the affected people and organise special prayer meetings every day for those who lost their lives in the Himalayan tragedy.

Alleging lack of sensitivity in the ongoing relief and rescue operations by the Congress-led central and state governments, Shahi said that bodies of the victims have been found flowing in the rivers in Haridwar and Hastinapur.

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