Dehradun: Uttarakhand BJP on Thursday asked the Vijay Bahuguna government in the state to step down on moral grounds, accusing it of wasting too much of the tax payers' hard earned money on travel by air.

Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Ajay Bhatt accused government functionaries of undertaking too many trips abroad and to Delhi by air and said it had burdened the state exchequer.

In comparison to the last financial year, 67 more air trips have been undertaken by the government which amounts to blowing away hard earned public money on pure luxury, Bhatt said, alleging that none of the trips were undertaken in public interest.

He said it would have been better if the state government diverted the wasteful expenditure on air travels to development work.

Demanding Bahuguna government's resignation on moral grounds over the issue, the BJP leader said the air trips undertaken by ministers to Delhi were meant to promote their own interests and not those of the public.


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