Himachal Cong to launch mass movement against BJP govt

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Congress on Sunday decided to launch a mass movement against the BJP government in the state by highlighting corruption and benami land deals during the monsoon session.

"We will hold state-wide rallies, submit a charge sheet to the President and gherao the Assembly during the monsoon session," party general secretary Barinder Singh said after a meeting of the party.

Referring to corruption in land deals, he said that scarce land of Himachal was being sold at throwaway prices in the name of hydropower projects, industry and opening institutions, and maximum land deals had taken place in Solan district.

The state Congress is compiling a charge sheet against the government to be submitted to the President for seeking CBI inquiry into the charges and the same would be finalised within next few days, he said.

Taking a dig at the BJP, Singh said that the party had been fully exposed in Punjab and its acts of commissions had come into public gaze, and the day was not far when the party would face the worse situation in Himachal.