New Delhi: The anti-corruption campaign launched by former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar in Himachal Pradesh is hardly being noticed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Kumar who is the party vice-president has been raising the issue of mounting corruption but the party high command has chosen to turn a blind eye, looking at the upcoming two by-elections in the state.

However, senior leaders have indicated that the party is paying heed to the entire campaign and will definitely intervene in the case the drive goes against the government in the state.

The party is trying to give the entire anti-garft drive a national colour rather than confining it in the regional perspective.

Responding to a question, party spokesperson and General Secretary JP Nadda said the senior leader had launched protest against corruption on several occasions. It is noteworthy that he has raised voice against blackmoney on the international forum at United Nations. Moreover, other senior leaders from the party like L K Advani have raised the issue during general elections in 2009.

According to sources, the party wants to avoid any form of controversy ahead of the upcoming by-elections in the state.

JPN/Bureau