BJP to carry out padyatra to expose corruption during Congress rule in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: BJP in Uttarakhand will take out a march from the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar on 17 April to "expose" corruption that allegedly flourished during the Congress rule in the state.

To be led by state BJP chief Ajay Bhatt, the "Bhrashtachar Hatao, Uttarakhand Bachao" yatra will commence after offering prayers to the river and reach Rampur Tiraha the same day where floral tributes will be paid to the martryrs of the movement which led to the creation of Uttarakhand, state BJP media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said on Monday.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of party office-bearers here. "The yatra will expose the corruption which flourished under Harish Rawat and appeal to people to save Uttarakhand," Bhasin said, adding, "Deposed chief minister Harish Rawat was solely responsible for the ills plaguing the state at present."

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

From Rampur Tiraha, the yatra will reach Narson and Roorkee and will proceed for Haldwani the next day (18 April) and return to Dehradun on 19 April, he said.

All party MPs and MLAs will participate in the yatra including former chief ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Bhagat Singh Koshiyari who currently represent Haridwar and Nainital constituencies in the Lok Sabha.

The course of the yatra after 19 April will be decided later, he said.

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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 14:33:48 IST

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