Bhopal: The congress came under fire as Bharatiya Janata Party held protest in 618 zones across the state on Tuesday with the slogan ‘Garibi Hatao, Garib Bachao’.

While giving the information, State BJP President Prabhat Jha said that instead of eradicating poverty from the country UPA government is busy removing the name of BPL families from the list.

He further added that by doing so the government is showcasing its failure and is poking fun at the poor.

Jha said that party leaders from the state would also stage a dharna on the issue at Jantar-Mantar in New Delhi and then walk from there to the President’s house to give a memorandum to President Pratibha Patel in this regard. However, they are yet to finalise a date.

JPN/Bureau