The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) started its nationwide signature campaign Congress Hatao,Desh Bachao from the city on Thursday. The campaign will be carried out till August 5. Under the campaign,a total of 150 rallies will be held across the country. The aim will be to create awareness about the alleged misrule by Congress.
Launching the campaign from Chandigarh,president of BJYM and MP Anurag Thakur said that corruption was at its peak and unemployment was increasing. The economic situation of the country is not good. Industrialists from foreign countries are not willing to invest here. Crime rate is increasing. Inflation is high and farmers are not getting the value of the grains they produce. The government was not even able to give gunny bags to pack the grains causing these to rot.
The Yuva Morcha would also have a 10 day long Gaddi Chodo campaign from August 9. In Chandigarh the members of the Yuva Morcha would be going to different sectors to create awareness about the problems in Congress rule.
In September protests would be held at places like gas agencies where these would be locked. The signatures collected during the current campaign would be submitted to the President Pranab Mukherjee for suitable action.
Thakur said that there were numerous scams that the ministers in the UPA were involved in. But still they were in positions of power. The prices of petrol have increased 15 times in a year and the rate of interests in banks has increased 16 times. Taking a dig at general secretary of Congress Rahul Gandhi,Thakur said while he goes to villages to lift baskets of soil and eat food with poor families,he does not know what the poor eat for the rest of the year.
The president of the youth wing said that Sonia Gandhi and the Congress were breaking the records of atrocities committed against people by late prime minister Indira Gandhi. He talked of the arrest of Anna Hazare and atrocities on Ramdev. He said that the Congress was suppressing the voice of the people.
About the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh that would be held this year,Thakur said that the government would go to the people with the development work that has been done. He said that HP had made much progress under the BJP government in the state. He added that the Congress was in the habit of awarding corrupt people. That is why Congress leader Virbhadra Singh had been made the incharge of the campaign in HP.
Thakur paid respect to the martyrs at the War Memorial in the city on the occasion of Kargil Divas. He said that Atal Behari Vajpayee was the only Prime Minister who went to the war zone to encourage soldiers and also ensured that the body of each soldier reached home.