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.