AAP candidate from Pauri says people in U’khand waiting for ray of hope

Media maybe agog with speculations over how the ‘Modi wave’ is sweeping the entire country and how much Priyanka Gandhi’s last ditch efforts to save the Congress party will pay off but quietly in one corner of the country is trying hard to still draw people’s attention to the issues of corruption.

Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Pauri Garhwal constituency, Dr Rakesh Negi, claims to know the real needs of the people here. ‘I know the genuine requirements of our people who have not seen any ray of hope since the formation of this state. People are suffering here, while government representatives are making plans for them without understanding their needs and requirements,’ Negi said. 

Negi said that the condition of roads is deplorable and pilgrimage has started. ‘Government schools for poor lack modern facilities and most teachers frequently ask for transfers at comfortable places. The qualified youth is migrating to big cities in search of greener pastures due to lack of job opportunities here,’ he said.

Launching a fierce attack on the two major political parties, Negi questioned BJP’s claim that BC Khanduri’s performance was satisfactory. He said why was Khanduri removed if his work was good enough. He also questioned the reason for the frequent change of chief ministers in the state saying both BJP and the Congress have failed to give a stable government in the state.

Double MA in political science and sociology, Negi had joined AAP as a founder member. He participated in various seminars at national levels and wrote many articles and features published in many newspapers and magazines. Presently, he is working as a guest lecturer in political science faculty in a local college in Srinagar (Garhwal).

‘Neither the Congress nor the BJP has implemented any concrete step in the development of hill people in our state. BJP could not give a stable government as Khanduri was replaced and Ramesh Pokhriyal was made the CM soon after 2009 general elections when the party lost all five seats. And, again before assembly elections in state, Khanduri was made CM replacing Pokhriyal. Under the current Congress rule too, the same condition was seen as former union minister Harish Rawat was made CM in February replacing Vijay Bahuguna. When the focus of the CM is on retaining his seat, how can we expect from him to do sincere work for the development’ Negi asked.
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