The former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and senior Congress leader Harish Rawat took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttarakhand calling it a ‘magical Government’.
He expressed concern over the the deteriorating economic condition of the state and claimed that the Congress would achieve sweeping victory in the forthcoming Panchayat polls in the Haridwar district.
Lambasting the State Government for the poor state of economy in Uttarakhand, he also averred that one of the state’s ministers was planning to mortgage the gold of state temples and take money against that for the development of the State. He said if such condition was prevailing they must call a session in Vidhan Sabha seeking suggestions from the other political parties.
Expressing concern over the snail’s pace of infrastructural works being undertaken by the BJP state government in the district, Harish Rawat said that only with a magical wand can these works be completed before the onset of Kumbh Mela slated to be held in 2021.
He also advised Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to take the consent of former Chief Ministers and other party members for the conduct of Kumbh Mela.
He said that the speed at which the works were going on was unsatisfactory. Taking a dig at the State Government he said that may be they had a magical wand with which they could complete the infrastructural works in one day.
He also targeted the Centre and the State Governments for the economic slowdown adding that unemployment was at an all time high in 50 years. Rawat opined that that some cosmetic attempts were being made by the State Government to improve the economic condition but they were not sufficient.
Rawat also said the whole State was in the grip of drugs and liquor. Intoxicating substances are being sold openly and the youth are getting addicted to it which was a matter of concern. The state machinery has failed to put a check on the increasing drug addiction, he said.