New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) Thousands of BJP workers under the leadership of Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Pradesh President Harsh Vardhan courted arrest this morning while marching towards the Delhi Legislative Assembly to protest the ''failure'' of the Congress Government on all fronts.
Violating the prohibitory orders, Dr Malhotra and Dr Harshvardhan courted arrest along with others including party National Vice President Anita Arya, National General Secretary Vijay Goel and Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly Prof.
Jagdish Mukhi, Pradesh Vice President Ram Bhaj, Leader of the MCD House Subhash Arya, Pradesh Secretaries Vijender Gupta, Mr Sahab Singh Chauhan, Treasurer Shri Shyam Lal Garg, National Secretary of the Yuva Morcha Vani Tripathi, Office Secretary Udaya Sharma, all the District Presidents, Legislators and Councillors.
Addressing the workers before they courted arrest, Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra said,''the UPA Government is playing fraud with the people of the country.'' In the context of the nuclear deal, he said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had mortgaged the sovereignty of India.
There is also a question mark on the security of the country.
Besides this India has come under the grip of America indirectly.
Terming the UPA Government as a failure on all fronts, he said,''The backbreaking price spiral an example of it. The Congress Government of Delhi is also cheating the farmers in the name of compensation.'' Pradesh BJP President Harsh Vardhan said the ten years rule of Congress in Delhi has been most disappointing and is a rule of betrayal.
''Every section of the people of Delhi are crying due to the misrule of Congress. The water crisis is becoming grave day by day. Sixty five per cent people of Delhi are not getting pure drinking water.
The bungling in power privatisation is the greatest bungling during Congress rule.
When the power distribution was privatised in 2002 at that time the minimum rate was Rs. 1.5 which has been increased three times during six years. The fast running meters have increased the burden of the consumers two times,''Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
The women, farmers of rural areas, people of unauthorised colonies, residents of J J colonies and youth participated in large numbers in the protest demonstration.
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