Cong launches stir for Nishank govt`s ouster
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Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 18:52
Nainital: The Congress on Monday launched an agitation across Uttarakhand demanding dismissal of the BJP government in the state saying it had failed on all fronts.

Chanting slogans against the state government, a large number of Congress workers, including party MPs and MLAs, took out a rally here and courted arrest.

Led by party's state unit president Yashpal Arya, they demanded dismissal of the government describing it as "corrupt and a total failure".

Congress MPs K C Singh Baba and Satpal Maharaj and several MLAs were among those who courted arrest, said party spokesman Rajiv Maharshi. They were released later.

Addressing the rallyists, Arya came down heavily on the state government saying it had failed on all fronts.

He alleged the government had failed to utilise funds provided by the Centre and was mired in corruption.

The Congress workers submitted a memorandum to the Governor through the District Magistrate demanding dismissal of the Nishank government.

The Congress would continue its fill-the-jail stir to expose "misdeeds" of the government, Maharshi said.


First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011, 18:52

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