Kotdwara:Accusing the Congress of shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill, Uttarakhand chief minister B C Khanduri today said it was his party BJP which wanted to fight corruption.
In his first public meeting in his constituency on the outskirts of Kotdwara at Lalpur, Khanduri said the BJP is the party committed to the benefit of the people.
He attacked the Congress by saying that it is the party of opportunists and encourages corruption. "That is why the Congress is shying away from bringing a strong Lokpal Bill."
Khanduri said that in his reign a Lokpal bill was passed and citizens' charter introduced because the BJP wants to fight corruption.
He reminded people that during his tenure as the minister for Road and Transport in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, he sanctioned many bridges in the Kotdwara Dehradun highway.
The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for, works to the tune of Rs.2 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.