Monday, 13 May 2013
Massive protests near PMO by BJYM demanding resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
From PM to CM, Congress is neck deep in corruption: Goel
New Delhi, 12th May, 2013. Thousands of youth led by BJYM national President Shri Anurag Thakur and Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel converged near the Prime Minister’s residence today demanding his resignation for his dubious role in unending series of scams, the recent being Railgate and Coalgate in which two ministers had to resign under pressure of the common people and the main Opposition party.
Braving the water cannons used by Delhi Police against protesters who managed to reach Race Course Road despite strong barricading by the police and closure of the RCR Metro Station, the protesters, holding placards, shouted slogans demanding that the PM should resign as he is leading the most corrupt government in the history of the country and shows no remorse for this.
Shri Goel and Shri Thakur were arrested by Police along with hundreds of other workers who also courted arrest as the Police stopped them forcibly to move towards the PM’s residence. They were released later during the day.
Addressing the protestors gathered at Aurangzeb Road in large numbers, Shri Goel said, “The ‘loot and scoot’ policy of UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has led to an outrage amongst common people. This is evident by the large number of youth who joined this protest today braving severe heat wave conditions.”
“The Prime Minister is guilty of both acts of omission as well as acts of commission. He headed coal ministry when the scam took place. He tried to protect Ashwini Kumar, the former law minister whose role in tampering the Coal gate investigation reports is clearly under scanner. He also tried to protect the former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal under whose nose his close relatives were ‘auctioning’ posts in the railway ministry for crores of rupees,” he added.
Addressing the protesters, Shri Thakur said, “ Everyday, a new minister gets tainted in a new scam and there are attempts at the highest level to scuttle the probe. This government has lost confidence of the people and the PM should go. All these scams must be probed properly and the guilty should be punished.”
The BJP President Shri Rajnath Singh had announced on Saturday that the BJP will take this battle against corruption to every doorstep with BJP workers holding nationwide protests to expose the corrupt and scam tainted government which has lost confidence of common people.
Atleast a dozen ministers in the present union cabinet are scam tainted but the PM not only protects them, some of the ministers have even got promotion in cabinet reshuffles despite being scam tainted. This clearly depicts that the Congress is promoting corruption in a systemic way and it has blessings of the top Congress leadership.
“Whether it is Centre or in state, wherever there is a Congress government, there are scams galore. From PM to CM, there is no exception when it comes to protecting and promoting corruption. The money that that is going into coffers of the Congress leaders belongs to the people of India. The people will neither forget nor forgive the Congress leaders for the ‘loot raj’ of UPA,” warned Shri Goel.