New Delhi: The principal opposition BJP, which has been trying off late to put the Congress-led UPA government in the dock over the issue of corruption, is now trying to safeguard its own fort.

The top party leadership of BJP on Tuesday emphasised on the need to improve governance in the nine states ruled by the party.

The party leadership asked its chief ministers to develop a mechanism which can bring transparency in governance and the decision making process.

At the conclusion ceremony of the two-day conference of chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, the party accepted the 15-point agenda and adopted a resolution to intensify the fight against UPA’s corrupt practices.

Senior BJP leader LK Advani who accused the Congress of trying to destabilise BJP governments, recommended the chief ministers to aim at improving probity and security in their states and plug out the shortcomings by laying special emphasis on education, health and security.

Caught in a piquant situation after the recent corruption allegations against Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Punjab governments, BJP decided to clean its collar by giving lessons of good governance to its members.

To bring more transparency in governance, modern practices like E-tendering and E-procurement were also underlined in the resolution. A mechanism should also be set for punishing corrupt employees and elected representatives administratively and legally, the resolution said.

BJP also targeted the UPA government saying that never before in the past, had the government at the centre faced such a grave crisis of credibility arising out of innumerable scandals involving people in the ruling establishment in such a large number.

The party also lashed out at the UPA for not availing welfare benefits to the needy and asserted that the BJP will work towards upliftment of all sections in the society.

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JPN/Bureau