Dehradun, January 24
Former chairperson of the National Commission of Women and senior Congress leader Girja Vyas today said the people of Uttarakhand wanted a change and were anxiously awaiting the return of Congress government in the state.
Addressing a press conference in Dehradun today, Girja Vyas said the sole achievement of the BJP Government in Uttarakhand had been change of chief ministers. She said rampant corruption had taken place in BJP rule in Uttarakhand and revealed that a total of 419 cases of corruption had taken place in the state.
Vyas also took the opportunity to refer to the achievements of the UPA Government at the Centre. She said UPA had worked to weed out corruption in the country and work for the empowerment of women. She reminded Congress was committed to reservation for women and firmly believed that 33 per cent reservation for women in state Assemblies and the Lok Sabha was the best way to ensure women’s empowerment.
She also asserted that Congress will fulfil each and every promise made in its manifesto if it was voted to power in the state. Uttarakhand head of intellectual cell DS Mann and state Congress vice president Suryakant Dhasmana were present at the news conference.