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Vote neither for Congress nor for BJP: Team Anna

June 23, 2012 20:54 IST

Team Anna on Saturday urged Himachal Pradesh locals to vote for neither the Congress nor the Bharatiya Janata party in the forthcoming state assembly elections, saying both the parties are hand-in-gloves with each other in fleecing the innocent people of this hill state.

Arvind Kejriwal, a prominent Team Anna member, told media personnel that their team would also hold awareness campaigns in the state to eradicate corruption and the nexus between politicians and corporates, before the state assembly elections later this year.

Kejriwal, along with Gopal Roy, Manish Shishodia and Sanjay Singh were in Kangra near Dharamshala on Saturday to address a state-level meet on their campaign on India Against Corruption.

Kejriwal also invited the people of Himachal Pradesh to participate in their campaign beginning July 25 in New Delhi for demanding a strong Lokpal bill.

The activists also blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the auction of 155 coal blocks, which they said has resulted in the loss of over Rs two lakh crore, as pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its report.

He said they are demanding an impartial probe by retired Supreme Court judges against allegations of corruption and criminal acts against 39 Members of Parliament and 15 ministers.

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