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Congress finally finds issue, voice, flays BJP over ‘unprecedented’ price rise

The state Congress leaders and workers for the first time in six months came out on the road on Monday against the BJP governments in the State and at the Centre

dehradun Updated: Sep 18, 2017 20:49 IST
Prithviraj Singh
Congress workers protest against price rise in Dehradun on Monday.
Congress workers protest against price rise in Dehradun on Monday. (Vinay S Kumar/HT)

The state Congress leaders and workers for the first time in six months came out on the road on Monday against the BJP governments in the State and at the Centre.

While the Trivendra Singh Rawat government is sitting on developmental projects in Uttarakhand, the central government’s actions have resulted into massive price rise in the country, alleged the Congress leaders on the eve of BJP national president Amit Shah’s visit to Dehradun.

The Congress workers, led by Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh, All India Congress Committee co-incharge Sanjay Kapur and Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, Indira Hradayesh, marched from the party headquarter to the collectorate building in Dehradun in the day shouting slogans against the Narendra Modi-led Union government and BJP government in the state alleging that price rise in the country has reached to an unprecedented high after 2014 despite BJP’s promise to check price rise including that of petroleum and LPG.

“While central government’s actions were instrumental in causing hike in the prices of goods, state government’s anti-people decision and functioning has resulted into chaos in the society. BJP has betrayed the people of Uttarakhand, even as latter gave brute majority to them in 2017 state elections,” said the PCC president, while addressing the party workers at Congress Bhawan before marching to the collectorate.

“They (the BJP) also promised cheap ration for poor section of the society and waiving off farmer loans, but has failed to yield intended results. We had given them six-month time to come on the streets, but nothing seems to have changed in their non-people friendly decision in the region. Now, Congress party will not sit quiet and go to the people to apprise them how their elected government has been performing,” said Hradayesh.

“Congress will not lay back and hesitate in taking on the BJP and its government in Uttarakhand. We have launched our fight against Trivendra Singh Rawat government exactly six months after its formation as promised by the party leaders. State government has indeed cheated the people of Uttarakhand by not fulfilling the promises made by it during elections, but Congress will keep go to the people to apprise them of this fact,” added Kapur.