SPF government following footsteps of UPA in corruption and misgovernance, says Gadkari

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IMPHAL, December 19: Terming the Congress Party as the looter of public money as evident in so many scams, BJP national president Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Congress-led SPF government is following the trend of corruption and misgovernance as set by the UPA government at the centre.

The BJP president stated this while addressing a political rally at Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT), Palace Compound, Imphal today.

Gadkari further asserted that if the party gets the chance to form a government at the Centre in the coming 2014 polls, Manipur Chief Minister and his council of ministers will be put under intense probe for corruption and send to jail.

Launching a scathing attack on UPA government at the centre, the saffron party president told the gathering that all the UPA leaders are “corruption Pandits” who are neck deep in corruption and added that the recent Manipur visit of the Union home minister entirely aimed at giving lessons to the state government on how to learn the corruption business.

“No peace and development can be brought in the State since the Secular Progressive Front (SPF) Government is just waiting for the opportunity to eat up and loot funds which are meant for public”, Gadkari alleged.

He further alleged that the entire UPA Government is involved in the 2G scam worth thousands of lakhs of rupees.

The saffron party leader also lauded the State, particularly in the field of sports where youths of Manipur bring laurels to the country and said that many Asian countries wish to visit the State but law and order situation has kept them at bay.

BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javedkar, who was also speaking at the rally, said there is a big doubt that the Government of Manipur is having a nexus with militant groups in the State saying there were only two to three militant organizations in the State before, but now it has been increased to more than 30 groups.

He said the state of affairs in Manipur has become very difficult and complicated to such an extent that nobody even knows when and how he or she will be killed by bullet. Citing instances on the bad governance, he said State works minister K. Ranjit shot and wounded Advocate General of Manipur besides FCD minister N. Biren’s own son also killed a youth and for that still no one is getting justice.

Now the public see the SPF Government as militant organization, he further alleged.

Recalling the recent incident that took place in chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh bastion in Thoubal district where BJP leader Najma Heptulla and her supporters were allegedly attacked by Congress supporters who went wild, Javedkar regretted and said democracy is a ballot not a bullet and the attack on Najma Heptulla during a rally in the chief minister’s home constituency was not an act of democracy.

Meanwhile, a BJP zonal meeting for Northeast region was held this evening at Hotel Classic here during which all the presidents of Northeast States attended.

Nitin Gadkari and his team will leave Imphal tomorrow after meeting journalists here. Sources from the State BJP said. The party will be fielding 10 candidates in the coming general elections in the State, they added.

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