Connect with us

Politics

BJP observers consult RSS leaders, but return without meeting elected MLAs

Published

on

BJP Central Observers meet rss leaders

Despite a win with a thumping majority, the belligerent and boisterous scene at the Peterhoff, Shimla, yesterday made things more complicated for the BJP high-command.

Shimla: The Bhartiya Janata Party, which used to refrain from admitting its association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or its influence on the BJP’s strategies and policies, has now become bolder in doing so.   

The newly elected MLAs in Himachal Pradesh are fuming over the fact that the Central observers, Nirmala Sitharaman and Tomar, on Friday visited the Office of the RSS situated at Nabha, Shimla, and met the MPs and Core Committee members including Dhumal and Satti but returned to Delhi without considering their views.

Only a few MLAs could meet the central observers and that too for the sake of short introductory session.

The MLAs were enraged at this mockery on the name of consultation and remarked that if the observers had to consult only the MPs, then they could have done it easily from Delhi.

The leaders of the opposition and political critics are of the view that for the common people, the increasing influence of the RSS on BJP should raise the alarm as this interference would soon intrude the government business.

Meanwhile, the supporters and MLAs loyal to two-times Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, has hijacked the BJP’s romping victory to make a claim for the seat of the Chief Minister.

The insular Dhumal camp is speculating that the downfall of their leader was a result of RSS’s involvement in BJP’s business. The front-runner in the race for the Chief Ministerial candidate, five-times Seraj MLA, Jairam Thakur, is believed to have better chemistry with RSS than Dhumal.

The silence of the Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, who had become proactive during the elections campaign in Himachal, is also notable.

Despite a win with a thumping majority, the belligerent and boisterous scene at the Peterhoff, Shimla, yesterday made things more complicated for the BJP high-command.

In case Dhumal is kicked out of the race for the CM seat, there is an apparent fear of revolt from a large chunk of elected MLAs who are still loyal to him. If the BJP takes the risk of picking up Dhumal as party’s chief ministerial candidate despite his defeat from Sujanpur, then it would be considered a surrender of the high-command to the influence of Dhumal.

There is nothing that can stop the BJP to elect Dhumal as the new Chief Minister despite his defeat in assembly elections. The party will only be required to hold by-elections within six months of government formation, which the party wanted to avoid. 

Misc News/Press Release

Speaker Rajeev Bindal Violating MCC by Campaigning for BJP, Misusing Official Machinery, Alleges Congress in Complaint Filed with EC   

Published

on

Speaker Rajeev Bindal violating MCC, complaint filed with HP EC

Sirmaur-Rajeev Bindal, the Speaker of Himachal Pradesh Legislatively Assembly, is openly taking part in Bharatiya Janata Party’s electoral campaigns, alleged HP Congress. Congress has filed a complaint with the HP Election Commission over this violation of Model Code of Conduct and urged it to take an action. 

Campaigning for the by-election to Pachhad and Dharamshala seats to be held on October 21, 2019, is in full swing. However, Congress has been alleging blatant MCC violations by Speaker Bindal and Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh in Pachhad constituency. On Thursday, Congress staged a protest and shouted slogans against Rajeev Bindal’s rally in Thakurdwar of Pachhad constituency. 

Congress has expressed shock over the way Model Code of Conduct is being violated in the constituency ahead of the by-election. It said the officials of the Election Commission have closed their eyes to deliberately ignore these violations.

The President of HP Congress Committee, Kuldeep Singh Rathore, on Thursday advised Rajeev Bindal to resign from the position of the Speaker if he wants to get indulged in politics. He said Bindal is supposed to uphold the dignity of his constitutional position. As the speaker,  he is supposed to be neutral. However, Kuldeep alleged, he is undermining the dignity of his position by campaigning for the ruling BJP openly. Further, Kuldeep had said that black flags would be shown to Bindal whenever he would be found campaigning. 

Kuldeep has also warned the Election Commission that if no immediate action was taken on the complaint, then Congress would not hesitate to protest against the EC and would knock on the door of the court if required.

It’s pertinent to mention that Congress has also alleged the Deputy Commissioner of Sirmaur of working like an agent of BJP instead of an Electoral Official. Congress has demanded that the DC should be transferred to ensure a fair election.

Congress has also alleged the Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Mahender Singh, of misusing government machinery for election campaigning and luring voters. In a press conference organized yesterday, Kuldeep had alleged both Rajeev Bindal and Mahender Singh for misusing official machinery to woo the voters in Pachhad constituency.

He had also mentioned that a couple of days ago, a truck carrying pipes used to construct poly-house was caught in Rajgarh. He had alleged that these pipes were being supplied on the directions of the Minister Mahender Singh to lure farmers.

Continue Reading

Misc News/Press Release

Video: BJP in Himachal Alleged of Luring Voters, Blatantly Violating Model Code of Conduct

Published

on

BJP MCC violation in Sirmaur

Sirmaur-Ahead of by-elections to Pachhad Constituency of Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party has been alleged of violating Model Code of Conduct by Congress on Tuesday. As per Congress, its candidate Gangu Ram Musafir along with other party workers caught a truck carrying pipes. He alleged these pipes belong to the Irrigation and Public Health Department, which were being transported to some village in Rajgarh.

Congress alleged that these pipers were being transported to different places of the constituency on the directions of the BJP leader and I&PH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur to lure voters.

Congress workers stopped a truck near the Rajgarh bus stand and questioned the driver about the supply of pipes. The driver could not provide them with a satisfactory answer. He said that the pipes were supposed to be transported to somewhere in Gattadhar.

Watch Video

Following it, Congress has filed a complaint with the police and the Election Commission regarding the alleged supply of the pipes. As per the report, a police team and officials of Election Commission visited the spot after receiving the complaint. The SDM, Rajgarh, Naresh Kumar, has sought a report regarding the case. The SDM said that these pipes were being supplied by a Mandi-based company to five farmers in Singhad area.

According to Musafir, two such vehicles were caught at two different places. He alleged I&PH Minister of blatantly violating Model Code of Conduct.

Congress leader Ram Lal Thakur alleged that Ministers of ruling government have been heard of luring voters in villages by offering them instant water and electricity connection. Electricity poles are being erected overnight, he alleged.

Now, Congress is gearing up to file a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner.

Continue Reading

Misc News/Press Release

First Time in Indian History, a Govt Took Money from RBI due to Steep Economic Slowdown: Congress

Published

on

HP Congress economic slowdown meeting at shimla

Shimla- Ahead of the by-election to Pachhad and Dharamshala seats, Himachal Pradesh Congress has opened a front against the Centre government over the economic slowdown. As a part of its election campaign, Congress has already made a call to its party-workers to highlight issues like unemployment, demonetizations, and hasty implementation of GST among the voters.

The faulty policies of the Narender Modi led Centre government has pushed India backwards in terms of development and has destroyed the national economy, said Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma while addressing a State level Convocation on Economic slowdown in India at the HP Congress Headquarters in Shimla on Tuesday.

For the first time in Indian history, a government has transferred money from the Reserve Bank of India, which clearly means that the government is facing a serious financial crunch, said Sharma. The government is not able to pay refunds of over Rs 10 lakh crores under GST.

HP Congress economic slowdown meeting at shimla3

Sharma said that the image of the country was tarnished due to devastation caused to the economy due to wrong decisions taken by the current government and that it would not be easy to recover from this economic slowdown. He said that demonetization and faulty implementation of the GST has hit the unorganized sector where 90 percent people were employed. Small, as well as, big businesses in the unorganized sector, which was contributing 45 percent towards total production of the nation, have either shut down or are on the verge of shut down.

As a result, lakhs of people employed with this sector are staring at a dark future.

Sharma said that Prime Minister Narender Modi isn’t concerned about the nation at all in such a time. He hasn’t spoken even a word about the current condition of the Indian economy. He lauds the economic status of the nation in foreign countries, which is a lie, he said.

Sharma said that during the Congress government, India had come across a phase of economic slowdown, however, under the capable leadership of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, negative implications of it were averted.  Sharma said that BJP leaders had made fun of Manmohan Singh when he had expressed his concern over the deteriorating economic condition. However, now the BJP government is face to face with that situation.

Sharma suspects a possible scam of worth nine thousand crores in the upcoming budget, which, he said, would be fatal to the economy of the nation.

He further alleged the Modi government of dictatorship in a democratic system. Media is afraid of showing the truth to the people and only displaying promotional content. Media is not highlighting the wrong decisions of the government, he said. For the first time in history, 70 thousand crores were spent on elections in 2019. Out of it, 60 thousand crores were spent by BJP only. Sharma questioned the source of such a huge investment. He also said that this election was not fought over real issues but on the agenda of nationalism.

However, he said, the people of India can not be misled for long. Sooner or later, they will realize the reality of the current government and throw it out of power.

Other leaders including HPPC Kuldeep Rathore also addressed the meeting.
HP Congress economic slowdown meeting at shimla 2

Continue Reading

Trending