THE BHARATIYA Janata Party has alleged several irregularities in the work being carried out for the Ardh Kumbh mela.
Talking to mediapersons here on Thursday, district BJP president Narendra Deo Pandey accused the administration of violating norms to award contracts to the workers of Samajwadi Party without summoning tenders. As a result no quality work was done at the mela. He said the condition of pontoon bridges and iron plates were pathetic and added that an accident had already taken place on one of the precarious pontoon bridges.
He castigated the mela officials for the unfinished work and said development work had not started in areas like Alopibagh, Madhahwapur, Behraina, Pura Padain, Baghambri Road, Daraganj and Phulwaria Road.
Referring to the deteriorating law and order situation in the State, the district president said that under the present government, the situation had gone from bad to worse. He also alleged that Allahabad was now on the ISI target as was clear after the arrest of Wali Ullah from Phulpur locality recently.
The BJP leader further levelled charges against the State government for appointing people of a particular caste and handed a detailed list of people holding key positions in the district administration.
Commenting on the strategy for the forthcoming Assembly elections, he said that the party had started its preparation on war footing. “BJP’s popularity graph has risen in the State and the party is now going to play a major role in the State politics in the next few months,” he stated. He also stated that thousands of people would take part in the rally to be held in Ambedkar Park, Lucknow on the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on Dec 24.