New Delhi: The principal opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to up its ante against the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for its alleged soft stand on the issues of corruption and terrorism.

While the saffron party is mulling over the strategy to corner the government on the two issues during the monsoon session of Parliament, the youth wing of the party – Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha – would gherao the Parliament on August 9 with two fundamental aims.

The party when wants to pressurize the UPA government by holding a massive protest (party is sources say they expect 1 lakh strong cadre to participate in protest) in the national capital and demand the Congress-led government to step down, the protest of youth brigade also aims to reply to the youth icon of Congress, Rahul Gandhi who has been trying to woo youth of the country to enter politics and join the grand-old party.

Anurag Thakur, BJP Yuva Morcha president said, “UPA II is numb, paralyzed and short of words as far as corruption is concerned. With the number of scams like 2G, CWG and latest KG basin to the credit of UPA government, it has no moral right to remain in power,” said Thakur.  

The protest of the youth wing has full backing of the senior leaders of the party as most of the leaders are expected to be in full attendance in the protest outside the Parliament.

August 9 – the day the BJP has decided to gherao Parliament has a special significance in the Indian politics. Father of nation Mahatama Gandhi initiated the ‘Quit India Movement’ on the same day in 1942.

As per plan, the Yuva Morcha of the BJP will start their campaign from the Ramlila Ground and would march towards the Parliament.

While the morcha is congregating the strength from across the nation, major focus would be on ten states that includes Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.

(JPN/ Bureau)