The Congress has decided to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Uttarakhand visit on February 14. The party has planned to gherao him on the day of his arrival in the State.
In a statement issued to the media on Monday, the Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh stated that to protest against the Prime Minister not keeping his promises, the Congress workers will protest against his visit and gherao him at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar on February 14. He further said that about 150 persons in total had died from consumption of spurious liquor in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand and Saharanpur district of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
However, the Prime Minister had not uttered even a single word of sorrow following this incident. The State Governments of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have also remained insensitive on this subject. The PCC president further said that the action being taken now by the respective State Governments, had it been taken earlier on time, such a major loss of lives could have been averted.
Singh further said that during his campaign rallies, during the 2017 Vidhan Sabha election, the Prime Minister had promised that the loans of farmers in the State would be waived off and that the dues of the sugar cane farmers would be cleared within a fortnight of the formation of the Government.
Now, when the State Government is nearing completion of two years in office, neither have the loans of farmers been waived off nor have the dues of sugar cane farmers been cleared.
The PCC president further averred that corruption amounting to crores of rupees in the Rafale fighter jet deal had exposed the Central Government being headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh also said that though Modi had promised jobs to two crore persons, lakhs are becoming unemployed during the tenure of the BJP-led Government at the Centre.
The Congress will protest and gherao the prime minister on these issues during his visit to Rudrapur.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun