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100 days of BJP govt big failure, non-starter, says Cong

The Congress alleges that Uttarakhand has also fallen prey to the menace of suicide by farmers across the country

dehradun Updated: Jun 26, 2017 11:09 IST
Prithviraj Singh
State Congress president Pritam Singh addresses the media persons in Dehradun on Saturday.
State Congress president Pritam Singh addresses the media persons in Dehradun on Saturday. (Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

Dehradun: Congress party has denounced the 100-day regime of BJP government in Uttarakhand as “a big failure and non-starter”.

The Congress alleged that Uttarakhand has also fallen prey to the menace of suicide by farmers across the country in the BJP rule, even as the government has failed to increase budget size of the state after its creation.

Speaking to the media persons in Dehradun on the completion of 100-day of Trivendra Singh Rawat’s government on Saturday, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh said that three months of BJP regime saw only regressive governance and poor growth with negligible development work. Uttarakhand has witnessed all time shrinkage of budget this year with massive lowering of departmental allocations, he added.

The PCC chief said ever since the BJP government took over, governance in Uttarakhand is at God’s mercy with zero developmental work taking place on the ground. “State never witnessed suicide by the farmers, but in three months of BJP government, two farmers have committed suicide. On one hand, food prices have gone all-time high, on the other hand, government has stopped the subsidized food for downtrodden section of the society,” he added.

“They had promised to waive off the bank loans of farmers within 15 days of coming to the power, but have done nothing on that. On the other hand, BJP leaders have began extracting Rangadari Tax from rice millers in Khatima immediately after Tarivendra Singh Rawat took over the charge. The matter was raised by the Congress in the assembly, but government ignored it,” he further added.

He said Chardham pilgrimage, regarded as the pillar of tourism sector in the state, has been left to its fate, as the state government has shown no concern for the same. “This is the basic difference between the Congress and BJP rule.”

“While Harish Rawat government has the credit of brining Chadham pilgrimage back on track after the 2013 rain disaster, BJP government is least bothered to provide them even basic facilities as the pilgrims were seen craving for transportation at Haridwar and Rishikesh and medical services resulting in the death of 30 tourists so far,” he said.

Singh claimed that BJP ministers in Uttarakhand are busy settling scores with each other instead of working for the development of the state.