Mussoorie, August 24 Former Chief Minister BC Khanduri lashed out at the Congress government led by Vijay Bahguna during a workers' meeting held at a local bhavan in Thatyur block of district Tehri Garhwal today.
The former CM, addressing the gathering, said the present government had failed to deliver on all fronts and the people from the Tehri parliamentary seat were unhappy and dejected due to the lacklustre performance of the Congress.
According to sources, he appealed to the workers to provide complete support to the any candidate announced by the party for the Tehri parliamentary byelection and ensure victory of the BJP as that would be the best way for taking revenge for the defeat in the recent elections for Sitarganj seat, which the Congress wrested from the BJP "through dubious means." He also lambasted the government for not doing enough for the Uttarkashi cloudburst victims. Khanduri said the government was making tall claims despite the disaster relief material not reaching the people on time, thus proving its incompetence in handling the situation.
He also took the government to task on the issue of changing the names of various programmes undertaken by his party in the state in the cabinet and termed it as a futile exercise only to mislead the innocent people of the state. Speaking on the issue of ambiguity in the transfer policy in the state, he said that the teaching community was confused due to no clear policy, resulting in jeopardising the future of the students in government schools. Following the meeting, Kahnduri accompanied by Dhanolti MLA Mahavir Singh Rangad, former ministers Tirath Singh Rawat and Khajan Das left for the disaster affected region in Uttarkashi.