BJP to go for nationwide agitation against PM

BJP to go for nationwide agitation against PM

The BJP has decided to launch an eight-day nation wide agitation from Monday, seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in the alleged coal scam.

The saffron party has decided to be adamant on its “PM ouster stand” as they charged that the blocks were given when Singh was the coal minister for most of the time, since the UPA I government came to power in 2004.

Agitation continues

The agitation has been built around the slogan, “Pradhan Mantri Istifa do (Prime Minister resign)" started in districts and States from September 7 and will go on till September 24, a senior BJP leader told reporters, after party core group meeting.

The meeting held at BJP president Nitin Gadkari's house was attended by top leaders including Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh.

The BJP workers will hand over memorandums to Governors in the state and also to Collectors in the districts, taking their agitation to masses.

The outcome of the agitation and future strategy will be discussed at the Rashtriya Parishad meeting that will be held for two days beginning September 27, sources said.