BJP using ‘sinister conspiracy’ to destabilise U’khand Govt.: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress Party on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, who are drunk with power, are using sinister means to destabilise elected governments.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI that the duo of Prime Minister Modi and the BJP president have now become infamous for forcible evacuation of elected governments in this country.

“First, elected governments are destabilised by a sinister conspiracy and then they are sought to be unseated without the will of people. First Arunachal and now Uttarakhand.Modi ji and Amit Shah ji are trying to destablise Opposition’s government, particularly Congress Party’s government,” Surjewala said.

“In their drunk with power, Modi ji and Amit Shah ji do not realise that democracy does not thrive on the politics of unseating elected governments by sinister means,” he added.

Surjewala further said the defeat of the BJP in the recently held assembly polls have compelled to the duo to take such extreme steps.

“The reason is very simple. First, they lost miserably in Delhi and now the people of Bihar have given a decisive verdict against Modi-Shah duo. On account thereof, they are now convinced that they can never come to power based on the will of the people of this country,” he said while stating that the duo would yet again be rejected by the people in the forthcoming election in five states.

Expressing confidence, Surjewala said the Congress Party is not going to be scared by these sinister conspiracies.

“Modi ji speaks often about honesty, transparency and accountability. Is this the Modi culture of politics of accountability and transparency where you lure away legislators of a ruling party with full majority just because they are in Opposition to Centre and then try to unseat elected government?” he said.

He further alleged the BJP is hungry for power and thus bypassing all constitutional norms in unseating a government through its sinister conspiracy.

As many as 26 BJP MLAs and nine rebel Congress legislators arrived in the national capital last night in their bid to topple the Harish Rawat-led Congress Government in Uttarakhand.

A three-member delegation, comprising senior BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Uttarakhand in-charge Shyam Jaju and party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Uttarakhand Governor K. K. Paul last night and demanded the dismissal of the Harish Rawat-led government while stating that it was in a minority.

The BJP staked claim to form the government with the support of the rebel Congress MLAs.

Rejecting the opposition’s claim that the ruling Congress Government has slipped into minority, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat late on Friday evening said his government is in majority and if the opposition has any doubt, they should bring a no confidence motion.

“On the contrary to the claims of the opposition, the government is in majority, and if the opposition has any doubt in our majority, they should bring a no confidence motion in the assembly, which is in session, and we will prove our majority,” said Rawat. (ANI)