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BJP involved in distributing cream of power in Uttarakhand: Randeep Singh Surjewala

Randeep Singh Surjewala said that “The Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand is a symbol of the country’s culture and rituals

General Secretary of Indian National Congress, Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday lashed out at the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), saying it was involved in distributing the cream of power in Uttarakhand.

“In that Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand, power gluttony, apolitical instability, competition to distribute the cream of power, chairs of Chief Ministers changing daily and failure of BJP leadership is becoming an everyday example,” the Congress leader said.

Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala was speaking during a press briefing, which was also addressed by Harish Rawat, Devender Yadav, Pritam Singh, and Shri Karan Mahra.

Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand is historical. “The Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand is a symbol of the country’s culture and rituals. The Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand has always taught this country the lessons of spirituality, culture, progress and development,” he said.

In 2017, the people of Uttarakhand formed the BJP government with a thumping majority, but instead of serving the Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand in five years, instead of creating a saga of development and progress, BJP only did the business of distributing the cream of power, according to Mr Surjewala.

Attacking the BJP, the Congress leader went on to say that the way widespread corruption happened, there was a business of forcibly tightening the screws on the power by twisting the power. “Uttrakhand’s resources were exploited, power wasted and distribution of posts of minister and chief minister took place,” he said.

“If anyone is responsible for all this, it is only Hon’ble Modi ji and JP Nadda ji, who in the rule of about four-and-a-half years brought Uttarakhand to a point where the BJP’s job is to spoil the cream of power,” Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

“All this was not done for the first time by BJP in Uttarakhand’s Devbhoomi. Earlier also, three chief ministers had changed: Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri, Ramesh Pokhriyal, and then again, Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri,” he added.

The Congress leader said the people are now waiting for how the Congress rule should once again be there. “So that a stable, progressive and progressive government can be formed,” Mr Surjewala further said.

It is pertinent to mention here that Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat resigned late on Friday night, less than four months after taking over, and hours after holding a press conference to talk about the achievements of his government.

Rawat reached Raj Bhavan at around 11 PM with Cabinet colleagues and handed over his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya, citing the constitutional provision requiring him to get elected to the Assembly within six months, and the unlikelihood of that.

The BJP, on the other hand, has called a meeting of its legislative group on Saturday afternoon at the party headquarters in Dehradun.

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