Uttarakhand Kranti Dal to show black flags to Advani yatra

Dehra Dun : BJP supremo L K Advani may be in for a rude shock when he enters Uttarakhand, a state ruled by his party. The reason. Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) has decided to show black flags to the veteran BJP leader, when his rath enters the state on its ‘chetna yatra’.

National president of the UKD, Trivendra Singh Panwar said that the opposition to the yatra being undertaken by the senior BJP leader was for no other purpose but the fact that Advani was undertaking the yatra to highlight the corruption, but was quiet on the large number of scams that took place in Uttarakhand during the tenure of Ramesh Pokhriyal as chief minister.

“We will give him a memorandum and ask him that he should ask the present chief minister B C Khanduri to go in for a CBI probe in the scams that took place during his predecessor. There have been the sturdia scam, kumbh scam and hydro-electric projects scam, which people are eager to know about”, he added.

Panwar said that it is no secret that the BJP high command removed Pokhriyal as chief minister of the state and replaced him with Khanduri because of the falling graph of the popularity and the negative publicity that the party was getting. “Even after this if Advani is silent on the rampant corruption prevalent in Uttarakhand, is the reason we intend greeting him with black flags”, he claimed.

A journalist with over 40 years of experience, Jagdish Bhatt is Editor Hill Post (Uttarakhand). Jagdish has worked with India's leading English dailies, which include Times of India, Indian Express, Pioneer and several other reputed publications. A highly acclaimed journalist, Jagdish is a recipient of many awards, latest being the 2011 Development Journalism Award. He lives in Dehra Dun.

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  • Uttarakhand’s visionary Chief Minister, Major general Khanduri, is showing the light to the rest of India by taking this bold move of installing a strong anti-corruption body. General Khanduri has an impeccable track record as a crusader against corruption, and it’s a good fortune of the Uttarakhand state that he is at the helm of affairs at this time when common-man in India has revolted against the corrupt political class thru Anna Hazare. We sincerely hope that the rest of Indian states will follow this example from Uttarakhand, and the central government will come out with a strong Jan Lokpal bill.

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