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Marathons, street plays in BJP’s anti-graft campaign


New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will conduct marathon races and street plays as part of its nationwide “jan sangarsh (public struggle)” against the central government on issues of corruption, price rise and black money, to be kicked off Wednesday, a party leader said here.

Party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here that the party will take its message to people through rallies, music CDs, marathon races and street plays.

“Jan jagran (public awareness)” rallies will be held in districts across the country except in election-bound states where the campaign will be taken up after the results come out May 13, he said.

The street plays planned by the party use satire to hit out at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum and Adarsh Society scams.

The street plays under the slogan “Aam aadmi par bhari, shaasan ye bhrashtachari (heavy on the common man, this rule is corrupt)” target Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit while lampooning CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and former communications minister A. Raja.

A street play will be staged at the BJP office Wednesday.

The party has also compiled a music CD titled “Bhrashtachar geet mala (songs on corruption)”.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari will take part in the “jan sangarsh” campaign in Delhi April 6, which is also the party’s foundation day.

Naqvi said major rallies will be held this month in Meerut, Varanasi, Agra and Ayodhya as part of the party’s campaign.

He said the BJP will organise “Bhrashtachar Virodhi Marathon (anti-corruption) marathon” in all major cities to mobilise the youth in the campaign.

Rallies in districts will be preceded by marches to seek active participation of people in the campaign against corruption.

The first phase of campaign will continue till June 15, Naqvi said.