Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) star campaigner Brinda Karat on Tuesday flayed the BJP government for its poor governance and lack of development, "which has aggravated the migration (from hills to plains) problem."
Earlier, BJP brought its star campaigner Hema Malini to Luxor for its election campaigning. Karat was here to campaign for her party's lone candidate from Haridwar-Ranipur seat P D Baloni.
Ridiculing the BJP election campaign slogan, "Vikas key liye Khanduri zaruri hai" she said, "Vikas key liye nahi, BJP ki doobti naiya ko bachane key liye Khanduri zaruri hai. (To save the sinking ship of BJP, Khanduri is necessary). The CPI-M has nominated candidates from six seats in the state, one at Ranipur-BHEL and others at Sahaspur, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Kedarnath, besides Haridwar-Ranipur.
Karat blamed the BJP government for increasing the economic gap between sections of people that resulted in migration from hills. This further led to delimitation of seats and nearly six assembly seats were reduced, said Karat. Voicing the difficulties of farmers and hill women, Karat said, "We are here to register the voice of communists who have been struggling for the rights of minorities for the past 30 years." “Central government is a 'captive' in the hands of the corporate sector, and till the coalition between rajnetas and corporate sector did not end, corruption cannot be curbed," she said.