New Delhi: Before putting up a front to fight against Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare who are leading a nation-wide anti- corruption drive, the Congress party has to settle down its in-house differences. Few of the central leaders of the party along with many state units are not willing to stage a nation-wide protest against the civil society’s stand against corruption and have termed it to be an immature stand by the party.

However, despite these indifferences on the issue of Congress led states, the party has already given a clear indication to adopt a tough stand. States have been asked to send the list of programme dates and timings to the Congress headquarters by the second week of June.

According to sources, the central leadership is surprised by the stand taken by the states on the Public Awareness Rally which was announced after holding meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In the wake of the situation, Congress General Secretary and the Chairman of the media section, Janardhan Dwivedi on Friday held a press conference and announced to hold rallies in all states.

The rallies are expected to be held before June 30 in which the Union government is supposed to put forth its stand on issues like black money and corruption before the public. However, few of the northeastern provinces and states in west are of the view that the Ramdev and Anna issue hardly matters in their respective states.

If sources are to be believed, many big shots in the central leadership have not welcomed the lukewarm response of these states and have passed instructions to take the issue seriously.

(JPN/ Bureau)