CORPORATE PRESS RELEASES (INDIA) news desk, May 31,2012
The BJP’s campaign against corruption has been “undermined” because of decisions it took during the Uttar Pradesh elections and “mood” in the party isn’t “upbeat”. Senior party leader LK Advani has said in his blog post.
“The mood within the party these days is not upbeat. The results in Uttar Pradesh, the manner in which the party welcomed BSP ministers who were removed by Mayawatiji on charges of corruption, the party’s handling of Jharkhand and Karnataka–all these events have undermined the party’s campaign against corruption,” said Advani in post which was published on Thursday.
Advani’s post hints at BJP president Nitin Gadkari’s decision to make Babu Singh Kushwaha, who had been sacked from the BSP for corruption allegations, a member of the party. His views on “handling of the situation in Karnataka” refers to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who has been threatening the party but has not been giving a warning.
“The fact that we have a sizable contingent of MPs in Parliament today as against the niggardly two seats in 1984, that our performance in the two Houses under Sushmaji (Sushma Swaraj) and Jaitleyji (Arun Jaitley) has been excellent, that the party is in power in as many as nine states today is no compensation for the lapses committed. I had said at the Core Group meeting that if people are today angry with the U.P.A. Government, they are also disappointed with us. The situation, I said, calls for introspection,” says Advani in his post.