Kotdwara: Taking a dig at the BJP`s poll
slogan `Khanduri hai zaroori` (Khanduri is essential),
Congress leader Harish Rawat on Wednesday said Chief Minister B C Khanduri is instead BJP`s "Majboori" (compulsion) in the
upcoming Assembly polls in Uttarakhand.
"Khanduri is not Jaruri, but has become Majboori
(compulsion) of BJP," Rawat said, addressing a poll rally at
Bhabar area near here.
Attacking the party, he asked, "Why Khanduri was not
necessary for BJP when he was removed from chief minister ship
He said, just before the elections, Khanduri became
necessary and was brought back as the people of Uttarakhand
has been suffering from the corruption and inefficiency of the
"BJP has been exposed in the state for its corrupt
behaviour. Just for face saving and to fool people, Khanduri
was brought back. If Khanduri was that necessary for the party
then why he was removed in first place?" he asked.
For the Congress, he said, not a person but the
development is necessary.
Campaigning for Congress candidate from Kotdwara Assembly
seat Surendra Singh Negi, Rawat, who was accompanied by Union
minister Sachin Pilot, appealed to people to vote for party
for corruption free governance.
Addressing the rally, Pilot slammed the state government
for not using the central funds for the development work in
He said that to hide its inefficiency and neglect, the
BJP government is accusing the Centre.