The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Wednesday announced to take out ‘Jan Aashirvaad yatra’ from Umargam in South gujarat to Ambaji in the north Gujarat to highlight alleged “misgovernance and failure” of the state BJP government to mobilise masses in its favour in view of the forthcoming local bodies elections.
But the party’s failure to decide about the exact dates of the yatra spoke volumes about the problem of indecisive in the main opposition party.
The decision to launch yatra was taken at a state level meeting of the party leaders from across the state, including district and taluka party chiefs. The meeting was called to discuss about the selection of candidates for the forthcoming local bodies polls to be held in October-Novemeber as also the electoral issues to be raised during the yatra as also during poll campaigns.
Addressing the party leaders, GPCC president Bharatsinh Solanki said the yatra would highlight the problems being faced by the people and rampant corruption in the state government.
Stating that the prices of onion, pulses, rices and other daily necessities had gone up sharply and the people had become disappointed from the BJP goivernment at the centre and the state, Solanki said that it was the responsibility of the opposition party party to raise issues of public importance. “The Congress party is committed to keep democracy alive”, remarked Solanki.
Leader of Opposotiion in the state assembly Shankersinh Vaghela pointed out that there was immense anger among the public against the state BJP government. He said that the party could achieve better results in the local bodies elections if all the leaders came together to fight the polls.
Former state party president Siddharth Patel said that the farmers in the floot-hit areas of the state were facing difficult times with the state government not taking enough measures to help the agriculturists.
Party’s Abdasa MLA and AICC spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said that lakhs of farmers would lose right over their land if the BJP government at the centre made any changes in the land acquisition laws enacted during the Congress-led UPA government.