Election campaign hots up in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 20:39

Dehra Dun: With just two days left for the
campaign to end for the January 30 Uttarakhand Assembly polls,
the election scenario in the state on Thursday hotted up with the
ruling BJP raking up the issue of Bofors gun deal and other
scandals.

On the other hand, Congress attacked BJP on changing
chief ministers frequently to hide its alleged scams and asked
the people to vote for it on development plank. The party
promised to give industry status to tourism sector.

In a renewed campaign through local media and pamphlets,
the ruling BJP highlighted the alleged Bofors scam where it
alleged that the Swedish government paid a kickback of Rs 64
crore to clinch the gun deal during the Rajiv Gandhi
government. The party also highlighted other scandals like Rs
1.76 lakh 2G spectrum and Rs 70,000 commonwealth games and
Adarsha society scam.

Dehra Dun: With just two days left for the
campaign to end for the January 30 Uttarakhand Assembly polls,
the election scenario in the state on Thursday hotted up with the
ruling BJP raking up the issue of Bofors gun deal and other
scandals.

On the other hand, Congress attacked BJP on changing
chief ministers frequently to hide its alleged scams and asked
the people to vote for it on development plank. The party
promised to give industry status to tourism sector.

In a renewed campaign through local media and pamphlets,
the ruling BJP highlighted the alleged Bofors scam where it
alleged that the Swedish government paid a kickback of Rs 64
crore to clinch the gun deal during the Rajiv Gandhi
government. The party also highlighted other scandals like Rs
1.76 lakh 2G spectrum and Rs 70,000 commonwealth games and
Adarsha society scam.

A spokesman of the Maniur people`s party (MPP) told
mediapersons that the Congress had failed to deliver the
results during its last ten-year rule.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javedkar had earlier said that
Manipur had witnessed a spurt in corruption and criminal
activities during the last ten-year Congress rule.

Alleging that the government remained silent about
incidents like the one in which state advocate general
Koteshore Singh was shot at by a minister during a tour and
the killing of a boy by a minister`s son, he asked "Was there
at all any government in the state?"

Demanding action against the culprits, he said if the BJP
was voted to power it would put the guilty behind bars besides
correcting the system.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 20:01

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