Newly appointed president of the UK PCC and Chakrata MLA Pritam Singh has categorically said that his main emphasis to revive the party and also lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party governments at the Centre and State. The PCC chief exhorted the Congress workers to work towards the revival of the Congress party in Uttarakhand on formally assuming charge of his office at the Congress Bhawan here on Thursday.
Earlier, the PCC president along with Ex CM Harish Rawat, leader of opposition Indira Hridayesh, Manoj Rawat, party state co in charge Sanjay Kapoor and other party office bearers also joined a rally from the town hall to the Rajiv Bhawan. At the Rajiv Bhawan, Pritam Singh was welcomed by the outgoing PCC president Kishore Upadhyay and other party workers.
IN his address, the PCC president exhorted the party cadre stating that the Congress may have lost in the election but was not finished though it has to be revived. Questioning the central government under prime minister Narendra Modi, the PCC president said that the government had failed to deliver on its promises of providing employment and getting back the black money stashed overseas. Stating that the Congress in Uttarakhand is observing the BJP state government for a period of six months, Singh said that the state government is moving in the wrong direction. He also lambasted the state government for rise in the price of food grains and the protests against licensed liquor shops in various parts of the state.
Singh also formally took charge of the office of PCC president at the Congress Bhawan on the occasion. Apart from the former chief minister and previous PCC president, various MLAs of the party, office bearers and supporters from different areas were among those who participated in the rally and attended the function held at Congress Bhawan on the occasion.