Cong takes out `dhol-damau` rally in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 00:38

Dehra Dun: Putting aside their differences,
the top state Congress leaders on Sunday took out a "dhol-damau"
(musical) rally against the alleged failure of the state BJP
government.

Organised by Kishor Upadhayay Congress MLA from Tehri,
several Congress leaders including Union Minister of State
for Agriculture Harish Rawat, Uttarakhand Congress president
Yashpal Arya and Tehri MP Vijay Bahuguna, who are considered
to be political adversaries, took part in the rally.

The rally started from Gandhi Park and was meant to end
at Chief Minister`s residence.

Over 5,000 people participated in the rally and the main
feature of the rally was the presence of large number of
musical instruments "dhol-damau" which were played in order to
wake up the government from the "deep slumber," Upadhaya said.

"All the state Congress leaders are united and would lead
the party to an impressive victory in the next assembly
elections which are due early next year," said Rawat.

Rawat also alleged that the state government had failed
completely in providing any new scheme to ameliorate the
sufferings of poor.

"Most of the central schemes are also not being
implemented effectively in the state," Rawat added.

Speaking on the occasion, Upadhayay alleged that Chief
Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has failed on all fronts.

"We are only hearing reports of scandals from everywhere
in the state. On the development front, the government has
failed completely," Upadhayay said.

17 MLAs out of 20 state congress MLAs participated in the
rally, which was, however, stopped by the police about two kms
away from the CM residence.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 00:38

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