Staff Correspondent

Judicial probe into the alleged attempt on the life of former Minister urged

The party has issued a State-wide “Save Democracy Day” call for today

DEHRA DUN: The opposition Congress staged a march and submitted a memorandum to the Uttarakhand Governor, Sudarshan Aggarwal, on Friday urging him to restrain the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government in the State from taking “vindictive action” against Congressmen and order a judicial probe into the alleged attempt on the life of former Minister Tilak Raj Behad in Udham Singh Nagar a few days ago.

“The Governor has promised to take necessary action and we will continue to play the role of the opposition over the next five years,” said Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Harish Rawat, who led the march.

The party has issued a State-wide “Save Democracy Day” call for Saturday in which demonstrations will be held at all district headquarters to protest against harassment of Congress workers and the deteriorating law and order situation.

This has, however, been countered by BJP spokesperson Ajendra Ajay as a politically motivated programme by a party which was not inclined to support the development process as a true opposition.

“It would be better if the Congress leaders spent their energies on easing the problems of the people rather than making false allegations,” he said, adding that the Chief Minister had already ordered the Director-General of Police to take severe action against officials who failed to check crime in their areas.