Yashwant Sinha irked at BJP's soft stand; offers to resign

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New Delhi, Aug 24: Top BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has threatened to resign for his Lok Sabha seat in protest against the soft stand the party is taking on the Lokpal issue. The matter was revealed by party sources.

The party top brass had met ahead of the all-party meeting scheduled to be held at 3:30pm on Wednesday. They were meeting to come to a consensus on what stand to take at the all-party meet.

Sinha was quoted as saying, "We should have taken up the issue of corruption more aggressively. We are not able to convince people on our stand on corruption, despite the fact that we had taken up the issue earlier. If required I am even willing to resign from my post and take up the issue."

Meanwhile, SS Ahluwalia, BJP's Rajya Sabha MP stated the party was in full support to the Anna Hazare movement and slammed the UPA for introducing a "feeble" anti-corruption bill in Parliament.

With the other contentious issue of putting the Prime Minister under the Lokpal radar, the BJP has expressed its support towards the same. The government also seem to have conceded to the demand. But the BJP seem to be in two minds in bringing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the ambit of the Bill as proposed by Team Anna.

Sinha further launched a tirade against the BJP by proclaiming, "The BJP has failed. The BJP hasn't been aggressive on corruption." Sinha has now expressed a bold stance by offering to quit as Member of Parliament to take up the issue seriously.

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