National BJP spokesperson in city, wants Bansal to resign
Accusing the Congress for disregarding people's mandate and for cheating the country by embroiling in a number of scams, including the recently exposed railgate scam, national spokesperson for the BJP, Prakash Javadekar, held several protests in city demanding union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's resignation.chandigarh Updated: May 04, 2013 23:28 IST
Accusing the Congress for disregarding people's mandate and for cheating the country by embroiling in a number of scams, including the recently exposed railgate scam, national spokesperson for the BJP, Prakash Javadekar, took part in a protest in city demanding union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's resignation.
He along with several Bharatiya Janata Party workers staged a protest at Sector 33 (Labour Chowk) in city and alleged that the episode involving corruption in rail promotions was an open and shut case.
Javadekar said Mahesh Kumar, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from Mumbai, was promoted by superseding three senior railway officials. He said Vijay Singla, Bansal's nephew, who was caught by the CBI from Chandigarh while accepting bribe, was also believed to be the MP's constituency manager. Despite several evidences, he said, it was strange that Bansal was in denial.
Javadekar said the episode proves how the railways under Bansal have turned even more corrupt, where passengers' safety and security was being risked at.
He said the list of scams that rocked the nation were endless and conveyed just one message and that was how the Congress was disregarding people's mandate and was cheating the public.
BSP leaders burn Bansal's effigy
Chandigarh: The Bahujan Samaj Party also carried out a protest in city. BSP councillor Jannat Jahaan protested outside the Congress Bhawan at Sector 35 and demanded resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal. Chandigarh BSP president Jagir Singh and BSP general secretary (Chandigarh) Salim Khan also burnt the effigy of Pawan Kumar Bansal.
Cong busy inducting members in party
Chandigarh: The railgate scam may have spurred up a storm in the entire nation, but Congress leaders here are adamant it seems. When the entire city was raging in protest, the party announced induction of advocate AS Gujral here on Saturday. Gujral had contested against Congress in the municipal councillor's election in 2011. President Chandigarh Congress Committee BB Bahl and Mayor Subhash Chawla were also present during the induction ceremony. Gujral was the district president in the youth Congress, but had left the party few years ago. While speaking on the occasion, BB Bahl said that Gujral would work for the party again. Other leaders also joined the party.
First Published: May 04, 2013 22:00 IST