Kotdwara (Uttarakhand): Accusing the Congress of shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill, Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri on Monday said it was the BJP which wanted to fight corruption.

In his first public meeting in his constituency on the outskirts of Kotdwara at Lalpur, Khanduri said the BJP committed to the benefit of the people.

He attacked the Congress by saying that it is the party of opportunists and encourages corruption. "That is why the Congress is shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill".

Khanduri said, that in his reign, a Lokpal bill was passed and citizens' charter introduced because BJP wants to fight corruption.

He reminded people that during his tenure as the minister for Road and Transport in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, he sanctioned many bridges in the Kotdwara Dehradun highway.

(Agencies)