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Cong leaders in tussle with each other: Mahendra Bhatt


By Arun Pratap Singh

Dehradun, 28 Dec: Targeting the Congress party over its “infighting”, BJP State President Mahendra Bhatt said today that the party was proving unsuccessful even in discharging the responsibility of the opposition on social issues. He claimed that, on the other hand, the BJP Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is sincerely engaged in solving public problems by setting up chaupals in every village. He claimed that the Opposition leaders, particularly of the Congress, are engaged in a personal showdown with each other.

Bhatt was speaking to the media at the BJP State Headquarters during an informal interaction, here, today.

Expressing concern over the land subsidence in Joshimath, Bhatt expressed confidence that appropriate action would soon be initiated by the government after the report of the expert committee is received. He informed media that the party and the government have already sought feedback from the District Magistrate of Chamoli, even as a team of geological experts is already on the spot taking stock of the situation there. The final report in this connection is expected to be submitted in about a week’s time. Once the report is received and studied, it would be decided whether the affected families in Joshimath need to be relocated elsewhere. All the appropriate measures would be taken on a war footing as soon the report is received.

Bhatt claimed that Congress leaders are making announcements regarding one agitation after the other not because they are really concerned about various issues concerning the state but due to one-upmanship among themselves. On the other hand, the BJP government is setting up Jan Choupals across the state to solve public problems, while also receiving suggestions directly from the people and trying to integrate them into public policy making. The ministers are travelling and participating in the chaupals, while the party organisation is holding social programmes in addition to political activities.

Describing the coordination meeting held with the Sangh as a matter of routine on this occasion, Bhatt added that guidance is given by the Sangh from time to time on social matters. As per the programmes decided at the meeting, all the subsidiary organisations of the party would spread awareness about government programmes.

BJP State Media In charge Manveer Chauhan was also present on this occasion.