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Amit Shah visit futile and waste of fund: Congress

dehradun Updated: Sep 21, 2017 21:02 IST
Prithviraj Singh
Prithviraj Singh
Hindustan Times
Congress state president Pritam Singh address the media in Dehradun on Thursday.
Congress state president Pritam Singh address the media in Dehradun on Thursday.(HT Photo)

DEHRADUN: A day after the conclusion of BJP chief Amit Shah’s visit to Dehradun, the opposition Congress party on Thursday alleged that it was a futile exercise and wastage of money.

The opposition party asked the BJP to reveal sources of money spent lavishly to welcome Shah.

The BJP must tell about sources of fund spent to welcome Shah and the party purchasing lands in the hill state as well as in other parts of the country, Congress state unit president Pritam Singh told the media.

“Shah claimed that the Trivendra Singh Rawat government was able to clean the dirt created by his predecessor in first six months of governance. However, he must also give details of three and half years of the Narendra Modi government in Delhi,” he said.

“The BJP national president has failed to pacify the people specially farmers of Uttarakhand as they had high expectations from him for voting them en mass in the 2017 assembly elections.”

Singh asserted the BJP was a major gainer of demonetisation as it created a huge land bank in different parts of the state and in other parts of the country. “The ruling party should reveal the secrets of how it has managed to purchase one plot after another to open its offices in Dehradun and other parts of the state,” he added.

The Trivendra Singh Rawat government has failed to keep its promise of zero tolerance on corruption as it was unable to institute a CBI probe — despite expressing commitment for the same — in the six months of its rule, the Congress state president said.

First Published: Sep 21, 2017 21:02 IST

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