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Updated: January 24, 2012 11:16 IST

"BJP rule marked by loot"

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Roorkee on Tuesday. Party leader and Union Minister of State Harish Rawat is also seen. Photo: PTI
Congress president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Roorkee on Tuesday. Party leader and Union Minister of State Harish Rawat is also seen. Photo: PTI

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday urged the people to throw out the Bharatiya Janata Party regime in Uttarakhand and vote the Congress to power in the January 30 polls.

Addressing election rallies in New Tehri and Roorkee, Ms. Gandhi lashed out at the BJP for having presided over a loot cover-up operation while loudly talking about honesty and transparency.

“The five years of BJP rule have been one of deceit and loot of Central funds. They changed the Chief Minister when his deeds were exposed during the centrally funded infrastructure development works at Kumbh in Haridwar. But nothing changed after the new Chief Minister took over.”

Ms. Gandhi said the government utilised only 40 percent of the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) funds, even as thousands of youths were seeking employment. Only 10 percent of the development funds reached the targeted groups. It was the BJP leaders who got richer at the cost of the poor.

At New Tehri, Ms. Gandhi assured the masses that a medical college and hospital would be set up and steps taken to resolve the Tehri Dam oustees rehabilitation issue. She also promised to provide more railway connectivity.

Ms. Gandhi entered the waterlogged Bhauradi stadium to meet the large number of women who had assembled to hear her despite hostile weather.

The audience clapped loudly when the local MLA Kishore Upadhyay urged Ms. Gandhi to ensure that Rahul Gandhi became the Prime Minister. The youth of the country wanted a youth to lead the nation, he said. He also sought a Himalayan Development Policy.

N.D. Tiwari's appeal

Interestingly, the beleaguered former Chief Minister, N.D. Tiwari, made an appearance at a public function in Haldwani seeking votes for the Congress. “I appeal to the people to vote back the Congress for development,” Mr. Tiwari said at the programme organised by his close confidante Indira Hirdeyesh who is likely to be fielded from Haldwani.

this is hypocracy of system where poor people are taken for ride by cheap publicity and high promise which never filled in past,india future look bright in media but very dark in reality, the spread of corrupt,trillion dollars loot in swissbank, 80% public still have capacity to earn only less than rs 40 is shameful achievement of congresi govt, the ruling of supreme in swissbank account, 2 g scam is still awaiting,common public have not hope,only govt change,but system remain the same,,public will never ask our vip leader about their honesty,benami property ,bank account,, it is said part of hypocracy democracy, which is more ruled by sold media,lack of transferency,accountiblity and wrong system of winning candidate by one votes,rather we should have proportion party representation system where every vote account and every get opportunities to come to parliament and assembly on their % of vote,

from:  bhupinder
Posted on: Jan 18, 2012 at 15:42 IST
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