Congress leaders and workers of Uttarakhand left in large numbers on Friday for Delhi to participate in Bharat Bachao rally. The rally which the Congress party is claiming to be the biggest of rallies in the country would be organised at Ram Lila ground on Saturday. The Congress workers left in different groups from different parts of the state on Friday.
The party has directed the senior leaders, office bearers, MLAs, former MPs, former MLAs and other leaders to ensure that sizeable presence of Uttarakhand is visible in the rally.
The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh left for Delhi along with large number of party workers on Friday evening. He told The Pioneer that about 8,000 party workers and leaders would participate in the rally in Delhi.
Singh said that the Government is not paying any heed towards the real issues of the people and in such a situation it becomes duty of the Congress party to bring the real issues before the Union government so that it is forced to act on them.
The Congress leader said that unemployment is at all time high and instead of providing jobs this government has made people lose their jobs. The prices of food-grains, diesel and petrol, pulses and onion have become outside the reach of general public.
The vice president of the state unit of Congress party Surya Kant Dhasmana said that Congressmen from different parts of the state would attend the rally. He said that the people of the country have now understood the reality of the BJP.
He said that prices vegetables and other edible items have skyrocketed and the GDP of the country is going down.
He said that the incidents of rape and atrocities against women are at all time high and union government is taking no notice of the deteriorating law and order condition in the country.