The BJP will return to power with two-third majority in Uttarakhand and provide a transparent government in the ensuing assembly election, its chief Amit Shah said here on Wednesday.
Addressing a gathering to mark end of the BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’, he said: “What is the meaning of Parivartan? It is not for changing a Congress government and bringing a BJP government. For us, Parivartan is to change the system of governance in Utarakhand and make it truly transparent.”
“We will come back to power with two-third majority and provide a transparent government which is a hallmark of the governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
The hill state goes to the polls early next year.
“Haldwani was chosen as the venue for the end of Parivartan yatra as this city is the entry gate to Kumaon region and is of strategic importance,” said Shah. The yatra began from Dehradun on November 13 and traversed various parts of the state.
Shah said youth from Uttarakhand were migrating to other states due to lack of job opportunities under the Congress government in the state. “Hooliganism is rampant and quarrying and liquor mafia have become reckless in the state,” Shah said.
“Bring our government in the state and we will set all things right,” Shah appealed to voters.
He also took a dig at chief minister Harish Rawat, saying the Congress leader was not ashamed of indulging in horse trading and dealing with liquor mafia along with his secretary and being exposed in sting operations.
Unlike the erstwhile UPA government at the Centre, the present Narendra Modi government has not faced a single charge of corruption in the past two and half years, he said, adding that `12 lakh crore were siphoned by the Congress through corruption, which have been turned into junk due to demonetisation.
He said the Congress was facing heat due to which it opposes the demonetisation. Poor people are happy with the last month’s recall of 500 and 1,000 banknotes, he added.
The BJP leader said the Congress never wanted formation of Uttarakhand and it was former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who formed the hill state.