Cong leaders appeal RaGa to accept Congress President’s post and resolve to fight the BJP govt
In an apparent show of unity, senior leaders of Uttarakhand Congress met in Dehradun on Tuesday and held elaborate discussions on the strategy of the party. In the five hour long marathon meeting the leaders of the faction ridden party resolved to sink their differences and work in a united way against the BJP government. In the meeting general secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh, leader of opposition (LoP) in state assembly Indira Hridayesh, former PCC president Kishore Upadhyaya and vice presidents of Uttarakhand Congress participated. In the meeting the leaders passed a unanimous resolution in which an appeal was made to Rahul Gandhi to become the national president of the party again. The leaders also resolved to intensify the agitation of the Congress party if the increased prices of petrol and diesel are not rolled back by the BJP government. The party also asked the Uttarakhand government to take back the hike in the roadways fares. The Congress leaders demanded that work on stalled hydropower projects in the state should resume by removing the obstacles.
In his address, the PCC president Pritam Singh said that the Trivendra Singh Rawat government of Uttarakhand has proved to be a failure on all the fronts. He said that the people of the state would never forget the hardships they suffered during the lockdown period. He said that the state government should take note of the problems faced by the returnees and help them by making some concrete plan for their rehabilitation and employment. Singh launched an attack on the BJP government for increasing the prices of petrol and diesel even as the international price of crude oil is at its lowest.
Former CM and general secretary of AICC, Harish Rawat advocated a united fight against the government and asked the party leaders to resolve their differences. He also asserted the whole party is united and standing behind the PCC president. Rawat also assured that he would provide guidance and support to the state unit of the party.
The LoP Indira Hridayesh said that the people of Uttarakhand are fed up with the Trivendra Singh Rawat government and want that the Congress should come back to power in the state. Former PCC president Kishore Upadhyaya warned that the state government would become vindictive on the Congress leaders and workers and register cases on them when the party would intensify its campaign against the BJP government.
The meeting was attended by party vice presidents Ganesh Godiyal, Ranjit Rawat, Mahendra Pal Singh, Vijaypal Sajwan, Vikram Singh Negi, Surya Kant Dhasmana, Jot Singh Bisht, Ramyash Singh, Aryendra Sharma, Hemant Bagadwal, Sarojini Kaintura, N S Bindra and Narayan Pal.
Social distancing flouted in unity show
Though the warring factions of the Congress guided by the Central leadership were able to send the message of unity from the meeting of Tuesday social distancing norms were thrown astray during the event. In the meeting of Vice Presidents held at the Rajiv Bhawan, the senior leaders like PCC president Pritam Singh, Harish Rawat, Indira Hridayesh and Kishore Upadhyaya remained seated on a bench and were in close physical contact with each other. Outside the hall where the meeting was being held, the Congress leaders and workers had gathered in large numbers and it was apparent that none of them was bothered about the prevailing pandemic.
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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