Congress shying from bringing Lokpal: Khanduri

Accusing the Congress of shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill, B C Khanduri said it was his party BJP which wanted to fight corruption.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2012, 13:51 PM IST

Kotdwara: Accusing the
Congress of shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill,
Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri on Monday said it was his
party BJP which wanted to fight corruption.

In his first public meeting in his constituency on the
outskirts of Kotdwara at Lalpur, Khanduri said BJP is the
party committed to the benefit of the people.

He attacked Congress by saying that it is the party of
opportunists and encourages corruption. "That is why the
Congress is shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill".

Khanduri said, that in his reign, a Lokpal bill was
passed and citizens` charter introduced because BJP wants to
fight corruption.

He reminded people that during his tenure as the minister
for Road and Transport in Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s government,
he sanctioned many bridges in the Kotdwara Dehradun highway.

PTI