Cong to fight urban bodies election in the state on its own

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Hardwar, Mar 20 (UNI) The Congress will fight the forthcoming urban bodies elections in the state on its own without entering into an alliance with any party, the state unit chief Yashpal Arya today said.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the ruling BJP was trying to forge an alliance with the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), its coalition partner in the state government. Mr Arya said that the Congress had decided not to enter into alliance or make seat adjustment with the BSP, the SP, the Left parties or any other opposition party in the state in the three tier urban bodies elections scheduled to be held in April.

Flaying the ruling BJP, the state Congress President said the BJP had no vision of development and was only sowing the seeds of hatred and bitterness in society. "Development has come to a standstill. Even the welfare schemes launched by the former Congress government have been halted. The shortage of drinking water and electricity and stagnation on industrial and agricultural front have completely disillusioned the people", he said.

He said that the anti-people policies of the state government would be the main plank of the Congress in these urban bodies elections. He exuded confidence that the Congress would emerge stronger after these elections.

He said to express gratitude to AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram for the historic loan waiver of Rs 60,000 crores for the farmers an Abhaar (gratitude) rally, addressed by many central leaders, would be held at Roorkee on March 26.

Another rally would be held at Dehradun after the urban bodies election.

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