Rs 600 crore invested to prolong UPA's life by 6 months: BJP

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New Delhi, Jul 26 (UNI) Alleging that power brokers had invested over Rs 600 crore to prolong the life of the tottering UPA government by six more months, the BJP today said the investors had already started extracting their pound of flesh by forcing the government to comply with their illegal and illegitimate demands.

BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the July 22 vote of confidence motion had exposed the nexus between blackmoney holders and the Congress-led UPA. The nation has to pay heavily for the misdeeds of the ruling coalition, he alleged.

Asking Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to initiate an immediate probe into the 'cash for vote' scam, Mr Naqvi said the events had shown that there certainly was horse-trading of MPs, without which the ruling party could not have shown its numbers.

He said the BJP has organised nationwide 'Bhaanda Phod Aandolan' protests and rallies to expose the ruling UPA coalition in various state capitals and major towns of the country from tomorrow till August 2.

Leader of Opposition L K Advani and BJP Deputy leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra would launch the campaign in Delhi while BJP President Rajnath Singh would kickstart it from Lucknow, the capital of his home state of Uttar Pradesh.

Mr Jaswant Singh, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, would launch the campaign in Chennai and another senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi would begin it in Indore.

Former BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to address rallies in Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and Jaipur while Mrs Sushma Swaraj would do the same in Mumbai and Agartala.

Party leader Yashwant Sinha would take part in the protests in Ranchi and Mr Naqvi would take part in the rally in Patna.

BJP General Secretary Ananth Kumar would take part in the protests in Karnataka and Assam while Mr Arun Shourie would do so in Orissa. Top party leaders, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Gopinath Munde, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mr Vijay Goel, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mr Arjun Munda and Mr Thawar Chand Gehlot would attend rallies and protest 'dharnas' across the country, Mr Naqvi added.

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