Gairsain to be major poll issue: UKD (P)

HARIDWAR: The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (Progressive) will raise the permanent capital issue for Gairsain in Chamoli district as one of its major poll issues in the upcoming Assembly elections.

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Haridwar, January 1

The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (Progressive) will raise the permanent capital issue for Gairsain in Chamoli district as one of its major poll issues in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Apprising mediapersons here today, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) media secretary Uday Ram Semwal said both Congress and BJP since the creation of the separate state, had failed to resolve this issue.

Semwal pointed out that instead of making Gairsain a permanent capital after the state formation, the BJP made Dehradun as interim capital.

Later, when the Congress came to power in 2002, it also neglected the capital issue and the BJP followed it when it formed the government from 2007-12.

“Now the Congress has again complicated the permanent capital issue by having two separate Assembly buildings, secretariat and legislator-transit hostels at Gairsain and Raipur in Dehradun. Where is the need to have two separate Assembly buildings if people want Gairsain as its capital. The Congress and BJP are befooling people, who gave their all during the separate statehood movement from 70’s to late 90’s,” stated Uday Ram.

Urging people to vote for the UKD only, he said only the regional party could cater to the aspirations of the people of the hill state as the national parties governed through the party high command sitting in New Delhi or state high command in Dehradun.

Unemployment, migration, chakbandi, corruption, demonetisation and corruption will be other issues the UKD will highlight in its manifesto this time.

The UKD will also reach out to voters directly in the coming days by holding meetings and marches to expose the hidden agenda of both Congress and BJP.

“We are mobilising our cadre across Garhwal and Kumaon divisions to reach out to voters and expose the real face of the national parties.

Our youth wing has been asked to carry survey in their respective Assembly segments and give report about local issues, so that we can incorporate some of them in our party’s election manifesto,” he added.

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