Close on the heels of its recent victory in Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party [BSP] is making hard efforts to make its presence felt in Himachal Pradesh also, before forth coming HP assembly elections in 2008. Working on its recently chalked out mass agitation strategy BSP today organized a district level rally at Nahan in which over three hundred party workers participated.
Led by its National General Secretary and incharge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh Mr. Man Singh Manhera, workers assembled at Katcha Tank and went up to the office of Deputy Commissioner Sirmour through main market shouting slogans against state government and Union government. The workers also raised slogans against rising corruption and inflammation in the country.
In front of DC office the workers sat on Dharna at main gate of the office. The workers were addressed by a number of office bearers of the party including Mr. Man Singh Manhera, Gen Secy, Arjun Singh, BSP MLA from Chachrolli [Haryana] and district President Davender Singh Rippa.
Speakers alleged that UPA government was in connived with the corrupt officers and grain hording forces in the country which was proving fetal for the countrymen. The inflammation was on increase. Survival of poor person had become difficult due to rising prices. The Union government was protecting criminals, corrupt officers and business man and commission agents of defense deals. They also lashed on the state government and alleged that state government led by Vir Bhadra Singh did nothing for the upliftment of poor persons in the state during its past four and half year term. They alleged that Himachal Government was working under the influence of big industrialists and interests of labours and poor residents had been ignored. They alleged that due to faulty policy of state government the list of unemployed youths had increased several times in the state. They charged that state government did not fulfill its election promise to give government job to one member of each family.
BSP leaders claimed that BSP would fight on the all 68 seats in forth coming assembly elections and would be in the role of â€˜King Makerâ€™ in the state. They hoped that â€˜UP impactâ€™ would certainly work in the Himachal also and tour of UP CM Mayawati would strengthen their vote bank in the state. They announced organization of such rallies at every district to aware common people about the policies and programmes of the party and failures of state government, with in next two months.
A deputation of the party leaders also met Deputy Commissioner Sirmour and submitted a memorandum to the Governor of State regarding their demands to give immediate relief to the poor and down trodden persons in the state.