After pinning down the Congress-led UPA government in Parliament, the BJP will hit the streets against the UPA government this weekend, on May 4 and 5, with various senior leaders fanning out to different state capitals where the protests against the government will be held.
While the top leadership, comprising of party president Rajnath Singh, BJP parliamentary party chief L K Advani and Leaders of Opposition in the two Houses of Parliament, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, will not take part in this leg of demonstrations, and instead, will take part in the next stage of protests being planned, a host of party office-bearers and party spokespersons are being sent to far flung corners of the country to lead party protests and rallies, christened “bhandabhod rallies” (unmasking the ruling party rallies).
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose resignation BJP has been demanding in Parliament for his alleged role in the coal scam, will be the prime target of these party protests, said party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday.
He added that “all loots and scams have the consent of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh”.
“We are organising these protests and rallies against myriad scams, unending saga of corruption, and assault on Constitutional institutions like the CAG, the JPC, the CVC, by this UPA government,” added Naqvi. As per the itinerary drawn for various party leaders, BJP deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad would lead protests in the national capital, party general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Gujarat, party general secretary Varun Gandhi and Naqvi in Uttar Pradesh, J P Nadda in Bihar, Dharmendra Pradhan in Odisha, among others.