New Delhi: The proposed yatra of veteran BJP leader LK Advani against corruption was on Sunday discussed by the party's Core Group and national office-bearers and the detailed plan would be announced later this week.

BJP Core Group, comprising senior most leaders of the party, met at Advani's residence to discuss the yatra announced by the senior leader in Lok Sabha on September 8.

Party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said general secretary Ananth Kumar has been made the Convenor of the yatra and complete details of the campaign - the place of origin, route, and who all will accompany Advani - were being worked out. It will be made public later this week.

A meeting of BJP's office-bearers from across the country was held separately at the residence of party president Nitin Gadkari where Advani's proposed yatra was also discussed at length.

Party sources said October 2 - Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary - and October 11 - Jaiprakash Narayan's birth anniversary - were the two tentative dates being suggested for launching the yatra.

Advani often highlights in his speeches his experiences during the Emergency days and refers to the present political scenario, especially the attitude of the Congress-led UPA Government which, he says, reminds him of the 1970s.

Another prospective date being worked out is September 25 - the day when he began his Ram Rathyatra from Somnath to Ayodhya. He visits Somnath every year on this date.

The starting point of the yatra is also a matter of debate with Somnath, Ahmedabad and Porbandar being some of the places under discussion. In the three-hour long morning meeting, there were suggestions that there should be breaks in the yatra during festivals such as Dussehara and Diwali. The yatra is likely to cover roughly 6000 km.

While Advani is of the view that it should focus on "clean politics good governance", some senior leaders of BJP were of the view that it should be an anti-corruption yatra as the issue would catch more attention at a time when the country was facing so many scams.

BJP leaders from poll-bound states like Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Uttar Pradesh want that the yatra should also pass through these states but some of the top brass central leaders do not favour the idea. Advani himself has indicated that he may avoid these states.

83-year-old Advani's surprise announcement of undertaking a yatra across the country is also being seen as an attempt by him to get a grip over the party.

Gadkari had recently said the party will not declare its Prime Ministerial candidate in the next Lok Sabha elections and the decision would be taken after the polls.

Meanwhile, in his address at the office-bearers' meeting, Gadkari raised several issues, including government's "failure" to control prices, fight terrorism and corruption.

"The credibility of the UPA has hit rock bottom.... The Government has failed to read the popular mood on corruption. Display of arrogance and police power cannot be a response to corruption. We commit ourselves to creating a mechanism where corruption at all levels is penalised and punished," Gadkari said.

(Agencies)