The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Parivartan Yatra led by party national vice president Shyam Jaju and accompanied by former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday reached Kalsi in Dehradun’s Jaunsar-Bawar after covering more than 274 km in the last couple of days.
Addressing media persons, Jaju praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap 1,000 and 500-rupee banknotes, said while opposition parties have joined hands against the demonetization, the PM fighting for the common man.
Commenting on the overwhelming response to the campaign against the Harish Rawat-led Congress government in Uttarakhand, he said people of the state want to a change in the leadership and is in favour of the BJP.
Bahuguna, who was earlier with the Congress before switching over to the BJP, also praised the PM’s move to recall high-value currency.
He appealed to people to support the efforts of the PM to fight counterfeiting and “black money” or wealth hidden from taxmen, during the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections.
“In the two and half years of his tenure as Prime Minister, Modi do not have any case against him, which makes him the best leader of the country ever,” Bahuguna said.
Dehradun mayor and co-convener of the campaign Vinod Chamoli said the huge response to Parivartan Yatra will give sleepless nights to Chakrata legislator and state home minister Pritam Singh.
Munna Singh Chauhan, state BJP spokesperson, said that under the Asian Development Bank- funded project that was to develop tourism infrastructure in Jaunsar-Bawar region in five phases, two of which were completed during the tenure of the BJP government, two when Bahuguna was the chief minister, but the Rawat government has not done anything in the last phase.
Sanjay Gupta, a local BJP leader said people of region will stage a protest on November 26, demanding to make Jaunsar-Bawar a separate district.