New Delhi: In an effort to boost the morale of party workers for general elections in 2014, BJP parliamentary party chief LK Advani on Thursday made a surprise announcement of undertaking a yatra across the country against the menace of corruption. However, many regard it as a move by the veteran leader to increase a grip over the party.

“I have decided to take out a yatra against corruption. The name of the yatra, its timing, point of origin and other details will be worked out with the party. It will focus on good governance and clean politics,” Advani told reporters.

The former Deputy Prime Minister said he had conveyed the idea of the yatra to the party top brass during a meeting to discuss the BJP strategy in Parliament on cash-for- vote scam on Tuesday.

While Advani wants to call it a yatra aimed at good governance and clean politics, some party leaders opine naming it an “anti-corruption yatra” would make more impact.

BJP is hopeful Advani's yatra would further corner the UPA-II Government which has been mired with a series of corruption cases and scams.

Terming the cash for vote scam unfortunate for the democratic set up of the country, Advani along with party MPs sat on dharna at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament House premises and sought the resignation of Prime Minister.

Expressing displeasure over the arrest of former party MPs, Advani had given notice to adjourn the question hour for the first time in his parliamentary life.

JPN/Agencies