Congress protests against Uttarakhand Government in Dehradun

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Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Sep 7(ANI): Activists of Congress party on Monday protested against the Bharatiya Janata Party- led Government and accused it for ignoring the areas represented by the Congress here.

State Congress Chief Harak Singh Rawat led a protest march and sat on a hunger strike outside the Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal's residence in Dehradun.

"The BJP ruled Government has completed two and a half years, but it has ignored opposition, especially Congress ruled legislative regions. Be it roads, drinking water schemes, construction of bridges, schools, universities and tubewells, BJP has not done any development work in our ruled regions," said Harak Singh Rawat.

However, BJP described the protest as a political stunt and said that the Government would address the issues of the opposition.

"Today (September 7), the Chief Minister is out of station. He will return tomorrow from New Delhi. He will hold discussion with legislators of opposition and brief them about development works taking place in their regions," said Uttrakhand Parliamentary Affair Minister Prakash Pant.

"Today's act (protest) was politically motivated. The leader of opposition should have given a thought to his decision," Pant added. (ANI)

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