Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday held a number of protests in different parts of the city against Union Minister for Railways Pawan Kumar Bansal. Protest by elected representatives was held in Sector 17,while party workers continued with its signature campaign.
The elected representatives of the party,including councillors,panches and other senior leaders,staged a protest in Sector 17 and raised slogans against the Congress-led UPA government. The party has been demanding Bansals resignation,following the arrest of his nephew for allegedly accepting a bribe from a member of the railway board.
BJP city unit president Sanjay Tandon said,Gradually the details of the case are emerging and there is no doubt about Bansals involvement in the scam. After the disclosures by the CBI,it is clear that the railway minister was associated with those accused in the scam,Ajay Garg and Mahesh Kumar.
Senior BJP leader Satya Pal Jain said that during his tenure as the Finance Minister,Bansal ensured appointment of his relatives and friends to important posts. His chartered accountant was appointed the director of Canara Bank and several loans were given to companies run by Bansals family, Jain said.
The BJP also carried out its signature campaign. Signatures of shopkeepers in Sector 22 were collected. The party has planned to visit all markets in the city and collect one lakh signatures that will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee.
The BJP will carry on its campaign to create awareness among residents about the various scams of the Congress government. BJP workers said that they would continue to campaign till Bansal tendered his resignation. In the run up to the Lok Sabha election,the BJP is now making attempts to mobilise its workers in the city.
BJP offers help to Sanjay Colony fire victims
BJP party leaders distributed utensils and food to residents of Sanjay Labour Colony at Industrial Area,whose hutments were gutted in a fire,a few days back. One child had died in the fire. The party leaders while expressing grief at the incident said that they would provide all possible support to the residents.