In protest against what it called failure of government on all fronts, the state unit of Congress party would observe a major protest in provisional state capital Dehradun on July 15. Informing about the Congress plans, the spokesperson of the party, Dr R P Raturi told media-persons at Rajiv Bhawan here on Tuesday that the party workers would start a march from the state party office under leadership of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh which after covering clock tower would end at Gandhi park where a massive demonstration would be held. He said that the party would protest against rising price rise and increase in prices of petrol and diesel which would give a further fillip to rising prices. Raturi added that the party would also register its protest on the proposed amendments in the Panchayati Raj act on the day. “ by not allowing those who are having three children from contesting Panchayat elections and not setting any time, the state government has murdered democracy,’’ he said.
The Congress spokesperson added that the congress would also protest on increasing unemployment and failure of state government to listen to the problems faced by the unemployed. Raturi said the party workers would also register their protest on setting up development authorities in all parts of the state due to which people in rural areas have been left to the mercy of officials even for small construction. The Congress leader attacked the state government for deteriorating law and order condition in the state and rampant corruption. Former MLA, Rajkumar said that in the elections of urban local bodies the BJP had promised that it would regularize the slum dwellings but no action on it has been taken as yet. He alleged that the authorities have failed to remove slit from Rispana and Bindal rivers before monsoon. Rajkumar said that pot holes on the roads of Dehradun were also not filled by authorities before rainy season and now they pose a great danger to commuters.
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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