BJP protests against Centre over industrial package

Ruling BJP today staged sit-in demonstrations across Uttarakhand to protest against the alleged negative attitude of the Centre towards extending concessional industrial package (CIP) to the state.

Updated: May 07, 2010, 00:40 AM IST

Dehra Dun: Ruling BJP today staged sit-in
demonstrations across Uttarakhand to protest against the
alleged negative attitude of the Centre towards extending
concessional industrial package (CIP) to the state.

BJP workers today gathered here and staged a dharna in
the Clock Tower area. They criticised the central government
for not extending the industrial package, which expired in
March this year.

"Centre has so far failed to respond to the state
government`s repeated pleas to extend the industrial package,
which is very important for attracting investors to the
backward hill state. This clearly shows the negative attitude
of the Centre towards Uttarakhand," said party general
secretary Dhan Singh Rawat.

He said dharna and protest demonstrations were held at
all district headquarters.

A 10-year CIP was introduced in Uttarakhand and Himachal
Pradesh by the NDA government in January 2003. The UPA
government first reduced the package period to 2007, but later
extended it to 2010.

-PTI