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Gadkari, Swaraj flay Cong at BJP-HJC rally


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Sirsa: BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and senior party leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, alleging poverty, unemployment and price rise were the result of its flawed economic policies.

Addressing a Haryana Janhit Congress rally here, the two leaders also targeted the UPA government on the corruption issue saying its government had been rocked by scams at every place.

The only things that the current dispensation had given to the people were unemployment, inflation and rising poverty, Gadkari said.

She alleged the UPA government at the Centre and the Congress dispensation in Haryana had shattered all records of corruption and it was high time the people of the state and the country “punish the two for their sins”.

Swaraj asked the people to brace themselves for an early general election, saying developments in the country indicated the Lok Sabha poll might be held next year. On Haryana, the two leaders said the BJP-Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) alliance in the state was as firm as a rock and was here to stay.

In the event of the alliance coming to power in the state in the next assembly election, HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi would be the Chief Minister for first two-and-a-half-year, they said.

The HJC foundation day rally on the outskirts of Sirsa marked the five years of existence of Hisar MP Bishnoi-led party. Swaraj said she had raised in the Lok Sabha the issue of rationing of LPG cylinders but was told by the concerned minister that the step could not be taken back as it would entail a burden of Rs 36,000 crore annually on the exchequer.

Gadkari, recently under attack for allegations of irregularities against him, said the country was going through its worst phase under the Congress regime.

Gadkari said the BJP-headed governments in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were pursuing “pro-farmer” policies. Turning to Haryana, both Gadkari and Swaraj said the BJP-HJC alliance was as firm as a rock in the state. Swaraj said there were some elements who were not happy with the alliance and were spreading rumours about its break up.

There was speculaion that the BJP may patch up with former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala leaving out HJC in the lurch. (PTI)


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