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BJP to hold anti-govt protests across India on Nov 21

Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 5:11pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Demonstrations, sit-ins, rallies and marches to be held in state capitals.

BJP on Thursday announced it will hold an all-India protest on November 21 on the eve of the winter session of Parliament against the Congress-led UPA government which, it alleged, is responsible for several scams, price rise and FDI in multi-brand retail.

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here that demonstrations, sit-ins, rallies and marches will be held in state capitals.

He alleged UPA is to be blamed for price rise, corruption, scams and for bringing in FDI in multi-brand retail.

Senior BJP leaders will visit different state capitals to lead the protests.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari, facing charges of dubious funding against his companies, will go to Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh to lead the protest.

Asked about the issue, Naqvi said "Gadkari had earlier expressed his wish to hold a rally in Itanagar. So, he would like to lead this protest there and he agreed. BJP has always felt a sense of responsibility towards the North East. Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu have held rallies there in the past."

The 'Halla Bol' rallies across the country on November 21 will be followed by opposition protests in Parliament when the session begins the next day.

"The UPA government's calculations on the ground and its arithmetic in Parliament have both gone haywire," Naqvi alleged.

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