Rajnath: Congress trying to destabilise Government

Former BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday charged the Congress with making illegal mining a big issue to destabilise the State Government.

Mr. Singh, who was here for the divisional-level convention of the party at Srinivas Saradgi village, in a chat with presspersons said the designs of the Congress would not succeed.

He said the padayatra by the Congress from Bangalore to Bellary would not have any impact on the Government and the party in the State.

He praised the performance of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and BJP State unit president K.S. Eshwarappa.

Mr. Singh said the divisional-level convention of the party was not organised to counter the Congress's padayatra, but to highlight the achievements of the BJP Government.

Referring to the reported statement of Governor H.R. Bhardwaj that he was a Congressman, Mr. Singh said such statements only undermined the prestige of the office of the Governor.

“A Governor should be apolitical and discharge his constitutional duties without fear or favour, or political consideration.”

Referring to price-rise, Mr. Singh squarely put the blame for it on the UPA Government.

The recent increase in the prices of petro products had further fuelled inflationary tendencies, affecting the common man.

He accused the Centre of using the CBI to settle political scores.

“The way in which the investigation agency was used by the Central Government in the Amit Shah case exposed how the CBI functioned,” the BJP leader said.

  • ‘Congress padayatra will not have any impact on the Government or the BJP'
  • Union Government accused of using CBI to settle political scores

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