Pithoragarh: Former BJP president and Uttarakhand 2012 assembly elections In-charge Rajnath Singh praised Chief Minister BC Khanduri for bringing an effective Lokayukta Bill into effect in the state.

He termed it a historic decision while addressing a rally organsied against corruption and inflation. Singh said, “Anna Hazare has also praised Khanduri’s efforts in this regard.”

He further flayed the UPA and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over price rise and corruption issues.

In a rally at Dev Singh ground, the Chief Minister said, “At a time when border areas are unsafe, the people of nation are agitated of rampant corruption and sky rocketing prices of essential commodities.”

National vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Bhagat Singh Koshiyari described the ombudsman as ‘missile’. He said, “This ‘missile’ will throw out Congress.”

State party unit in-charge Thawar Chand Gehlot, national general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan, state party unit president Vishan Singh Chufal, Agriculture Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, state party unit secretary Suresh Joshi, MLA Bina Maharana, Ajay Bhatt, former MP Bachi Singh Rawat, Geeta Thakur, Municipality Chairman Rajendra Rawat etc also addressed the rally.

The rally was organised by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant.

(JPN/Bureau)