DAINIK NATION BUREAU
On the last leg of campaigning, two Union ministers- Rajnath Singh and Uma Bharti- canvassed for votes or the Doiwala BJP candidate Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday. Although both the leaders were supposed to address a joint rally but Rajnath Singh arrived late so Uma Bharti left the venue after seeking votes for Rawat.
Defending the PM on his raincoat barb, targeting the former PM Manmohan Singh, Uma said that the jibe was justified with Singh smelling nothing while scams were happening consistently under his nose. His pleading ignorance can cut no ice. Contrasting a ‘weak’ Singh with a ‘strong’ Modi, she said that Modi had averred time and again that he himself would not eat and would not let others to eat, meaning ill-gotten money earned through corruption.
Referring to the strategic import of Uttarakhand sharing borders with a neighbouing country which is overtly hostile to the country, she said that it is thus an imperative from the security point of view that the people of the remote mountain villages are provided with the basic facilities to stop them from migrating.
Taking potshots at three leaders, most vociferous against the demonetization drive- West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, UP’s former CM Mayawati and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, she said that the trio is saying that they should have been informed in advance. “This means that they should have been given time to help them to have the ill-gotten money shifted to safety,” she said. Bharti also referred to the sting video related to the Uttarakhand CM, saying that the whole country had seen him luring the dissident MLAs with tempting offer.
She asked the people to vote for BJP to make sure that the government-run schools and hospitals would be in positions to adequately compete with private schools and hospitals.
Commenting on the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi taunting BJP for accepting the garbage thrown by his party, she asked the voters to judge whether the party had appointed garbage as its chief minister, meaning Vijay Bahuguna, without naming him.