Nainital: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Sunday
alleged the Congress-led UPA government was compromising with
the principles of Mahatma Gandhi on the issue of FDI as the
Father of the Nation was against foreign goods.
"Mahatma Gandhi was against foreign-made goods, and he
had exhorted the countrymen to put foreign clothes on fire.
But the UPA under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi is promoting
foreign agencies in the form of FDI in retail," he told a
Gadkari alleged the Union government had curtailed the
Concessional Industrial Package (CIP) for Uttarakhand.
The move was intended to derail the hill state from the
path of development, he said.
Gadkari said the BJP would fight upcoming assembly polls
in five states on issues of Bhay, Bhukh and Aatankvad (Fear,
Hunger and terrorism).
Addressing the rally, former BJP president Rajnath Singh
praised Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri for bringing
an "effective" Lokpal bill in the state.