Dehra Dun: Union Minister and Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday described the BJP rule in Uttarakhand as a "black chapter" and said people of the hill state would give a befitting reply to the party in the January 30 polls.
At a press conference here, he alleged wide-spread
corruption in the BJP government and said Congress has
prepared "a charge sheet of scams and scandals" that surfaced
during the rule of a former Chief Minister and handed it over
to the Governor.
"Everybody knows that natural resources were looted in the
name of development and builders and mining mafias were
patronised in the state under BJP rule," he said.
Sharma accused Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri of
keeping mum when the "open loot" was going on in the state.
He said the turnout at the rallies of Congress President
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi showed that people have made up
their mind to teach a lesson to the BJP for its "misdeeds".
Without taking the names of yoga guru Ramdev or Anna
Hazare, he said some people posing as `baba` or social
activists were misleading people for the past few months. But,
people have now understood who is behind such people, he said.
To a question regarding curtailment of Central Industrial
Package (CIP) for Uttarakhand, he said only exemption in
excise duty has been withdrawn while all other incentives are
still being provided.
On Congress party`s promise to provide unemployment
allowance to youths if voted to power, the union minister said
the central government is bringing the Food Security Bill and
some other bills which target to give employment to 10 crore
people in the next 10 years.