Surajkund (Haryana): BJP on Tuesday hit back at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for accusing it of playing negative politics, charging she fails to differentiate between constructive and destructive politics.

BJP, which holds its national executive meeting here on Wednesday and its two-day National Council meet starting on September 27, is expected to formulate its strategy on the current political and economic situation in the country.

During the three-day deliberations, the party will focus on "misgovernance" by Congress-led UPA and highlight alleged scams in the recent past relating to allocation of coal mines 2G telecom spectrum and holding of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, as pointed out by CAG.

BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the party top brass L K Advani, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and others will give a final shape to its proposed roadmap against UPA's "corruption and misgovernance".

It will also discuss a strategy for coming assembly polls like Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

The party meet comes at a time when Trinamool Congress has come out of UPA and opposition parties are training their guns at Congress for bringing in FDI in retail and seeking to corner the government on the recent scams.

"Sonia Gandhi today said BJP is playing negative politics. She has started understanding Hindi but she is yet to understand the meaning of constructive and destructive politics. She should change her speech writer. There is a huge difference between constructive and destructive politics.

"People of this nation who are opposing the policies of UPA and have taken to the streets to expose corruption and scams indulged by it are doing constructive service to nation. They expect that they continue to do scams and corruption and we praise it and showers petals on its corrupt ministers.... They will not sit quietly," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

The BJP leader said the party was ready for a probe into all coal block allotments since 1993 but demanded immediate action against those involved in 'wrong-doings' in 144 coal block allotments as highlighted by CAG.

Naqvi said the current economic crisis gripping the country was not due to subsidy but was due to the corruption and scams allegedly done by UPA government and its ministers.

"Congress party seems to have vowed to get its heads chopped in a bid to help foreign forces and companies," he said. Tomorrow's National Executive meeting will also adopt a political resolution in the wake of current developments after Trinamool Congress' exit from UPA.

The meeting will start with BJP president Nitin Gadkari's address.

Apart from its top leaders and chief ministers and deputy CM's in NDA-ruled states, 300 delegates are expected to attend National Executive meet while 1,200 will attend the BJP National Council meet.

The party is also expected to discuss its prospects in the forthcoming assembly elections in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Karnataka and strategise the poll campaign.

After the day-long National Executive on September 26 and National Council on September 27 and 28, a rally will be held on September 28.

Naqvi said the party was ready for mid-term polls whenever held and the assembly polls slated later this year.

With CWC led by Sonia Gandhi endorsing the government's decisions on economic reforms and slamming BJP for playing a "negative" role, Naqvi said "we cannot give 100 percent discount to the loot indulged by Congress and its ministers.

Naqvi said it is the moral, democratic and constitutional duty of BJP to protest "wrong" policies of the government and highlight corruption and scams done by it.

(Agencies)


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