SP to raise migration issue in election campaign in Garhwal
The former State Samajwadi party president and the party’s coordinator Satyanarayan Sachan said that his party would highlight the problems the people of Garhwal are facing during the canvassing for the upcoming Lok Sabha poll.
Notably, as per the poll pact stitched by SP and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), SP is to contest from one of the five seats of the state while the other would field candidates for the rest four seats. It was also decided that SP would contest from the Garhwal seat. “We along with our ally would manage enough votes to decide the result of all the seats,” Sachan said.
Asked whether his party can expect a good result at hustings despite being in a poor shape now, he said that it was not true that his party was not strong in Garhwal region.
“It is true that our district executive committee is non-functional. However, some of our members are active at some places across the state,” he said. Queried over the probable candidates of the party, he refused to divulge details.
“I am not in a position to say anything definite right now. We would discuss and decide things at the party meeting slated at Kashipur on March 16,” he said.
Asked whether they would work with BSP in other constituencies from where the latter would plunge into the electoral battle, he said that they would work together in every constituency.
He further said, “It is sad that the main issues confronting Uttarakhand have not been taken seriously by any of the successive governments. If we talk about Pauri things are grim on the ground. While the district has great developmental potential the people are migrating from there in a ceaseless stream. The villages are being emptied of their population. This is a serious problem and we would raise the issue with all our force,” he said.
“Besides, we would raise the issues related to unemployment, social justice and empowerment of the weaker sections of the people,” Sachan said.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun