Party to throw light on failures of the state government in all assembly constituencies
The Congress party’s state unit will undertake a Laltain Yatra across the state to elicit the attention of the public on the failures of the state government on various fronts. The Congress will begin this state-wide campaign today from chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s Doiwala constituency. The Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh and leader of opposition Indira Hridayesh said this while addressing a Press conference at the Congress Bhawan here on Sunday.
The State Government under chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will complete three years in office next month. In this context, the PCC president Pritam Singh said that influenced by the pleasing promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the people of Uttarakhand had elected the BJP to office with a strong majority in the 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections. Out of the 70 seats in the assembly, the BJP had won from 57 seats. Singh opined, “However, contrary to the expectations of the public, the State government has spent its three years in office executing works which are detrimental to the interests of the public. The government has failed in executing development works with the chief minister failing to present any vision of his for this. The developmental works initiated by the previous Congress government were also stalled by the current government. At the same time, unemployment is on the rise even as employed youth are being terminated from their jobs. The government has no control over price rise. Apart from this, by bringing in the Devsthanam Act, the state government is tampering with the traditions of religious places,” alleged the PCC chief.
The leader of opposition in the Vidhan Sabha said that the state’s economy is now in dire straits. She said, “The government does not have enough funds to pay the salaries of employees and pensions. The government is taking loan from the market for this purpose. The Laltain Yatra of the Congress will be held in every Vidhan Sabha constituency to throw light on the failures of the state government on various fronts,” she said.
Talk of leadership change internal to BJP, says PCC chief
While senior Congress leader and former chief minister Harish Rawat fuelled further speculation on rumours about change in the leadership of the state government, the PCC chief Pritam Singh opined that this is an internal matter of the party in office. Singh also gave a diplomatic reply on the issue of reservation in promotions.
It will be recalled that a couple of days ago, Rawat spoke on the social media about instability and uncertainty in the BJP in Uttarakhand. However, when asked about his view on this, Singh said that the Congress is not interested in any possibility of change of political leadership which is an internal issue of the BJP. Replying to a query raised during the Press conference at the Congress Bhawan, Singh said that if the BJP is considering change in its leadership in the state, the issue is internal to the BJP. The Congress has nothing to do with this issue, he stressed. Referring to Rawat, he said that Harish Rawat is a senior leader with long political experience. However, he stressed that the Congress will now focus on strengthening its organisation in the state. “The Vidhan Sabha election is slated for 2022 and not much time is left. Hence, we will focus on strengthening the party from the booth level to the state level. We will decide our programmes and work on making them successful. We will inform everyone about the failures of the BJP state government,” he said.
On being asked about the stand of the Congress on the issue of reservation in promotions, the PCC chief said that the Supreme Court has clarified the situation in its order. The State government has to take a decision as per the orders of the Apex court, he added.
Monday, 17 February 2020 | PNS | Dehradun