Srinagar (Uttarakhand): Targeting BJP over
corruption in party ruled states, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it
opted for change of guard in Uttarakhand ahead of polls to
"cover-up" for the wrong-doings under former Chief Minister
Mocking at the BJP slogan "Khanduri Hai Jaroori", Gandhi
said the Chief Minister BC Khanduri is indeed needed for the
BJP to cover up the acts of "thieves".
"Khanduri is needed because the thieves need a cover-up.
(Khanduri isliye zaroori hai kyonki choron ko chhupana hai),"
he said at a rally at Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal. It was held on
a day when Team Anna also addressed a gathering at another
venue, Ramlila Maidan, in the city.
"BJP talks about corruption but turns a blind eye to
corruption in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, where there are
in power," Gandhi alleged.
The Congress general secretary also raked up the issue of
the induction of tainted BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into
BJP fold in Uttar Pradesh.
Gandhi also announced a plan for a railway line in
Uttarakhand if Congress came to power there and touched upon
the issue of locals` migration for employment.
Addressing the gathering at Ramlila Maidan, Kumar Biswas,
a member of Team Anna, alleged corruption during the BJP
government in Uttarakhand. He at the same time praised the BJP
for having passed a "good" Lokayukta Bill in the state.
Other Team Anna Members Arvind Kerjiwal and Manish
Sisodia were present in the rally.