Rudrapur (Uttarakhand):
Launching a scathing attack against the anti-graft roadshow ‘Jan Chetna Yatra’ of Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Selja said that the yatra is a mere political stunt of the Opposition party.

The Union Minister said that the Congress has always remained vigilant in tackling the issues of corruption within or outside the party.

“Congress has taken immediate action against the corrupt ministers no matter the person held any position”, she added.

Condemning the communal clashes in Rudrapur, Selja said, “In spite of promoting unity, the rallies taken out by Advani and his party has always resulted in communal violence across the nation.”

While talking to the reporters before leaving for Haldwani on Thursday, Shelja said that the Opposition party should first check corruption emerging in the states ruled by them and then take any anti-corruption yatra.

Responding to the recent defeat of Congress in the Hisar by-polls, she said, “I too belong to the same place and no Anna factor has worked in the election.”

JPN/Bureau