Dehradun: BJP to hold anti-govt demonstrations in the state

  • Deep Joshi, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2015 15:21 IST

The Bhartiya Janata Party will soon organise statewide demonstrations against the Congress government to expose the latter for being “steeped in corruption and its all-round failure.”

Publicising the NDA government’s achievements will also be a part of the saffron party’s tactical move ahead of the 2017 assembly elections.

The two decisions were taken at the BJP’s core committee meeting here on Saturday. The panel met to chalk out its strategy for the 2017 elections and plan the party’s organisational elections that will start from September 24.

The BJP will also launch the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna in the state on September 25. To be introduced as part of its nationwide launch, under the scheme banks will provide loans to children, adolescents and youth to help them start self-employment.

As part of its campaign, the saffron party will also publicise a number of similar “pro-poor” schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Our workers will also popularise the Modi regime’s spectacular achievements on the foreign and domestic fronts,” state BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat said.

“They will also tell the people about the success our government has achieved in giving a boost to the country’s economy.”

“As far as the graft charges against the Rawat government are concerned, our party will organise statewide demonstrations to expose the latter on three major issues,” Singh said. The party would take up the issue of the multi-million relief scam involving the officials engaged in relief works post the flashfloods that hit the state in 2013.

“During the protest demos we will vigorously raise our demands for a CBI probe into the relief scam that chief minister Harish Rawat repeatedly rejected,” Singh said. “Our party workers will also tell the people how the chief minister went out of his way to protect the corrupt officials by instituting an inconsequential chief secretary-level probe.”

The BJP leader said the people would also be explained the tactics that the chief minister adopted to protect his former secretary and IAS officer who was caught on camera “negotiating” a deal with a liquor trader.

“We will also raise the issue of illegal sand mining in which those closely associated with the Rawat government are involved,” Singh said.

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