BJP has brought politics of misuse in Uttarakhand: Congress

| Updated: Feb 13, 2017 09:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 13 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for branding the grand old party as a scam ridden political outfit, the Congress on Monday came out guns blazing at the ruling dispensation and stated it is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has brought in defectors and politics of misuse in the holy state of Uttarakhand. Alleging that the BJP left no stone unturned in toppling the Chief Minister Harish Rawat-led government in Uttarakhand, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said it was the saffron party which pitched in huge amount of money to destabilize the grand old party in the state. "The truth remains that it is the BJP which has brought in defectors and the politics of misusing money power and governmental power in Uttarakhand, and also the rest of the country. BJP took all defectors from the Congress party with a view to destabilize the government. And it is true that massive amount of money was used by the BJP to destabilize Congress government in Uttarakhand, Surjewala told ANI. Echoing similar sentiments fellow party leader P.C Chacko accused the Prime Minister of laying baseless allegations against the Congress in regards to the government in Uttarakhand. "This is a kind of baseless allegation. There is no incident which justifies this statement of the Prime Minister. It is election time so such allegations are being made. But Modi ji should remember that he is not just a BJP leader, he is a Prime Minister. And by making such statements he should not create confusion in minds of people. This is something this unbecoming form a Prime Minister," said Chacko. Slamming the Congress, Prime Minister Modi yesterday while rallying in Uttarakhand said, the party had turned the 'dev-boomi' of Uttarakhand into a 'loot-bhoomi'. "Those who were appointed to a position of power did not lose the opportunity to make personal gains. They were caught red-handed on camera. They've turned this dev-bhoomi into loot-bhoomi," he said. Referring to a sting operation in which Chief Minister Harish Rawat was allegedly seen offering bribes to party MLAs for their support in a crucial floor-test in the Uttarakhand Assembly the Prime Minister said, "Those who cannot think well of the people here, how can they govern?" Uttarakhand goes to polls on February 15. (ANI)