Dhumal blasts police officers for 'uncooperative' attitude at party rally
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday blasted a section of police officers who allegedly tried to play spoilsport during the party rally held at Sujanpur on Sunday.punjab Updated: Feb 18, 2014 18:50 IST
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday blasted a section of police officers who allegedly tried to play spoilsport during the party rally held at Sujanpur on Sunday.
He alleged that these officers not only slowed down the process of clearing the traffic but also directed the staff to take their time for frisking so that people should not reach the rally venue.
Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, he said in spite of all this the rally was a grand success and it had proved that people were fully behind the BJP and wanted a change of guard at the Centre.
Dhumal said local MP Anurag Thakur and many former party ministers were busy clearing the traffic till 10pm on Sunday and it showed the uncooperative attitude of the police towards the rally and people.
Asked that whether they were working on some directions from the high-ups, Dhumal replied in affirmative.
He added that the party would contest the next Lok Sabha elections on the national as well as local issues.
The party would take up issues like rampant corruption, growing unemployment and price rise, he said.Dhumal said the party was sure to win all four Lok Sabha seats in the state and the same had been proved by the massive participation of people from all parts of the state at the Sujanpur rally.
He again reiterated the party's stand on not joining the ongoing session of Vidhan Sabha, adding that the chief minister was still making speeches that were against the basic principles of democracy and as such the entire party legislature group was against attending the session.
Dhumal said moreover no sincere efforts had been made by the Congress for a patch up with the Opposition. He added that the feudal mindset of the chief minister was coming in way of reaching a compromise with the Opposition BJP. He said the party would expose the evil designs of the Congress in the coming election meetings all over the state and tell people the truth.
The BJP leader said the chief minister was at loggerheads with his ministers and even with the speaker and as such there was no question of reaching a compromise with him.
Terming the interim budget presented by the union government as the farewell budget of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, he said the next government will have to share the liabilities of the present government that had been shown in the interim budget and for that the Congress was taking the credit.
Dhumal said nothing would be achieved by reducing the prices of cars, mobiles and other electronic appliances as the people of India, in majority, were facing the wrath of price rise and hunger.
He said had BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi not made an announcement that after coming to power the one rank, one pension scheme will be implemented, the Congress would not have taken any decision to implement it. Dhumal said, "I was the first one to take up this issue in Lok Sabha in 1991 and since then the Congress had done nothing to provide justice to the ex-servicemen community." He assured ex-servicemen that on coming to power the BJP would end anomalies in their pension and pay within six months.
The BJP leader supported the demands of the village level postal employees who have started an indefinite strike on Tuesday. He urged the Centre to come forward and accept their genuine demands for the welfare of employees and public in general.
First Published: Feb 18, 2014 18:49 IST