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Corruption rampant under Congress rule, says Kishan

Staff Reporter

BJP State president calls for greater awareness among people


He participates in the party's ‘Jan Jagaran Yatra' in city

Family politics has become the bane of political parties, he says


Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

Burning issue: BJP State president G. Kishan Reddy leading the 'Jan Jagaran Yatra' in the city on Saturday. —

VISAKHAPATNAM: BJP State president Kishan Reddy has alleged that corruption has reached a new high under the Congress rule at the Centre and in the State in the last seven years.

He arrived here on Saturday to participate in the ‘Jan Jagaran Yatra' being organised by the party to create awareness among the people on the evil of corruption, spiralling prices of essential commodities, and black money.

Addressing the gathering at NAD Kotha Road junction, Mr. Kishan Reddy alleged that Rs.1.76 lakh crore was siphoned off by Congress leaders in the 2G spectrum scam and Rs.70,000 crore was cornered in the Common Wealth Games scam.

JPC probe

The BJP had launched a tirade against corruption through rallies and signature campaigns and stalled Parliament, forcing the UPA government to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe into the spectrum scam, he said.

Mr. Kishan Reddy said that the Prime Minister, who initially said there was nothing wrong in the allocation of the 2G spectrum, was forced to ask Raja to resign as Union Minister. Suresh Kalmadi was also asked to resign as president of the Indian Olympic Association and the Maharashtra Chief Minister was forced to quit following the Adarsh Housing scam.

Calling for greater awareness among the public to root out corruption at various levels, Mr. Kishan Reddy felt that other governments should emulate the Modi government in Gujarat and the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, which were providing a corruption-free governance. He also deplored family politics as the bane of all political parties. BJP city president M. Nagendra said that the yatra was launched all over the country on April 6. Awareness programmes and rallies against corruption were conducted all over the city during the last three days. He said that social activist Anna Hazare had inspired all sections of the people to take up cudgels against corruption. The BJP was the first to extend support to him.

Senior leader of the party P.V. Chalapathi Rao spoke.

Party leaders K. Haribabu, Ranga Mohan, Ch. Rama Kotaiah, Kolli Ratna Kumari, Kasi Raju, PNV Madhav, and Venkata Rao were among those who attended.

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