By OUR STAFF REPORTER
RUDRAPUR, 25 Jun: Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, reached the party office in Bigwara today to participate in a programme intended to honour democracy fighters (Loktantra Senani) who had fought for the protection of democracy during the emergency and had suffered torture in jails. A total of 27 democracy fighters and their families were honoured in the programme. While honouring the Loktranta Senanis and their families, Dhami said that he was proud and felt honoured himself to honour the Loktantra Senanis and their families. He reminded that during the Emergency, the people and youth of the country had challenged the then dictatorial government and raised slogans like “Vacate the throne, people are coming to protect democracy,” with amazing zeal and enthusiasm.
The CM said that at present the country had been established as the world’s largest democracy as a result of the struggle and sacrifice of the democracy fighters and their continuous struggle against the Emergency. Dhami said that these democracy fighters (Loktantra Senanis) had played a crucial role in establishing the rule of democracy in India and now the democracy was functioning as per the rules and regulations of the law of the land. The CM said that the BJP as a party and organisation worked on the basic mantra of “Country First, Organisation Second”. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the work of ensuring a transparent and spotless government to the country has been achieved. He said that corruption would not be tolerated at all in the state and strict action would be taken against the corrupt. He said that corrupt officials or employees would not be spared. He appealed to the people to register a complaint on helpline number 1064 if any employee unnecessarily delayed work or demanded bribe. In case the complaint was found to be genuine, then action would certainly be taken on every such complaint. He said that along with putting the complaints received on surveillance, action was being taken on various complaints. The names of the complainants were being kept confidential. The government was working on the basic mantra of simplification, solution, disposal. This government was the partner government of the people and for the people. He said that the officers had been instructed to compulsorily attend public hearings by being present in their respective offices from 10 am to 12 noon every working day and biometric system had been implemented in all the offices to ensure 100 percent attendance in the offices on time. He asserted that the public works be done within the stipulated timeframe and with transparency. Further he stated that during his stay in the districts, he would also be open to surprise checks and verification of action on any complaint. It may be recalled that the CM had decided to visit the districts every weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Chief Minister said that India had currently the strongest leadership in form of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had uplifted the country with his energy, enthusiasm during his eight year tenure so far. New work culture had taken roots under his leadership and the country’s respect and honour had increased tremendously the world over. He said that the Agniveer scheme of the Government of India would bring revolutionary change in the entire country in the coming times. The country’s army had a history of indomitable courage and valour. Within Uttarakhand, the police would be eager to induct Agniveers into service on priority basis and some other departments like Disaster management would also be inducting the services of Agniveers in future. MLAs Shiv Arora, Arvind Pandey, District BJP President Vivek Saxena also addressed the gathering. Mayor Rampal Singh, former MP Balraj Pasi, former MLAs Dr Shailendra Mohan Singhal, Rajesh Shukla, Dr Prem Singh Rana were among those present on this occasion.