BJP claims it will retain power in Uttarakhand
The ruling BJP Friday claimed it will come back to power in the state with a decent majority cashing in on the clean image of its Chief Minister BC Khanduri.
Dehra Dun: The ruling BJP Friday claimed it
will come back to power in the state with a decent majority
cashing in on the clean image of its Chief Minister B C
"We will win the state assembly elections with a decent
majority," BJP National spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said,
claiming that the party fulfilled promises made by its
government during the present tenure.
Pointing towards several initiatives taken for clean
governance in the state, she said the BJP government brought a
tough and effective Lokayukta Bill and Right to Public Service
Act, showing a strong will to eliminate corruption.
In addition, the government also took numerous steps to
revamp crucial sectors like education and health with an aim
to bring an end to people`s problems, especially those living
in the remote hilly areas.
Taking a dig at its promise of giving unemployment
allowance if voted to power, Sitharaman slammed the Congress,
accusing it of blocking lakhs of job prospects by curtailing
the concessional industrial package.
She said the UPA government brought NREGA scheme for
unskilled workers but it badly affected agriculture and the
small farmers, despite costing heavily to the state exchequer.
She, however, did not predict the number of seats the
party was expecting to win out of the total 70 assembly
In the 2007 assembly elections, the BJP had managed to
touch the magic figure of 36 in the house of 70, leaving
behind the Congress with 20.