"Corruption can be wiped out effectively from the country only if the elections are funded by the government and people are empowered with the option of recalling an elected representative," Jha said last night at a function here.
The function had been organised by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, to felicitate Jha on the completion of one year as state BJP chief.
Both Jha and Chouhan stated that there was no rift between them, contrary to the speculation.
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said that Jha had proved himself with his working style, despite doubts expressed by some initially.
BJP will form the government for the third time in a row under the leadership of Chouhan and Jha in the state in the next elections, she added.