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Khurana to launch a campaign to highlight Delhi's problems

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) Former Delhi chief minister Madan Lal Khurana today said he will launch a 15-day campaign to highlight various problems, like shortage of power, water and price rise, being faced by Delhiites.

Talking to newspersons, Mr Khurana said he would be devoting more time now to take up the problems of the people of Delhi and, therefore, had decided to launch a mass contact programme from September 1-15 to get a first hand knowledge of the situation.

He would then press for the redressal of the people's grievances, Mr Khurana said.

Mr Khurana said he had resigned as the Governor of Rajasthan only to take up the problems of the people of Delhi and now he would be concentrating on them.

The former Delhi chief minister who returned here from Ayodhya earlier this week, announced that he would begin an indefinite fast in front of senior BJP leader L K Advani's residence for pressurising the authorities to ''prosecute'' the former deputy prime minister for ''demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992''.

He expressed his anguish over the problems being faced by the people for darshan of Ram Lalla in the make-shift temple there and regretted that he was a part of the BJP which failed to fulfil its commitment to construct a grand Ram temple there. He squarely blamed Mr Advani for the failure.

He claimed the structure demolished in Ayodhya, in fact belonged to the Ram temple not to the Babri Mosque, as prayers were being held there regularly.

Mr Khurana maintained that there had been a big Ram temple on the site, had Mr Advani agreed to the proposal made by former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao who had offered almost 95 per cent of the controversial land for the purpose.

He said several BJP leaders and VHP chief Ashok Singhal were present in the meeting with Mr Rao and almost all but Mr Advani were ready to accept the offer.

He lashed out at the BJP for the disinformation campaign against him that he was speaking out against the party as he was not offered a Rajya Sabha seat.

He said he had never craved for such a post. Had it been so, he had not resigned as Delhi chief minister in 1995, from the Union Cabinet in 1999 and as Rajasthan Governor in 2005, he added.

UNI KAS YA HT1817

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