Cong campaign to counter Anna, Ramdev agitations

Cong campaign to counter Anna, Ramdev agitations

Senior leader Pranab Mukherjee will hold a media interaction in Kolkata kickstarting the party's nationwide camapign in the wake of agitations by Ramdev and Hazare.
The party is also organizing a public rally in Raipur on June 26 which central leaders are expected to attend.

Congress has decided to adopt a two-pronged strategy on the issue. While it will seek to attack RSS and BJP for "sponsoring" the agitations against UPA on the issue of corruption, it will also highlight corruption in BJP-ruled states.

The party will also focus on the continuation of B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister in Karnataka despie "various allegations of corruption against him", sources said.

Congress has also brought out a booklet "The Congress View on Present Situation" which it plans to distribute among part workers. Mukherjee is learnt to have played a key role in formulating the party's counter strategy.

The decision for the Raipur rally was taken at a meeting of the Congress Coordination Committee for Chhattisgarh.

State Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, who attended the meeting, said a decision has been taken to "expose the BJP-RSS hand" behind the agitations on one hand and also apprise the people of the "rampant corruption" of BJP government in Chhattisgarh.

The party has also decided to demand a "white paper" from Raman Singh government on alleged corruption there.

The AICC has asked all state units to give possible dates for the rallies in their regions so as to ensure that the campaign is completed by the time the monsoon session of Parliament begins.

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