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- Created on Monday, 03 September 2012 00:43
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that the party would take out a massive rally at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on April 15, 2013 to protest against the 'Center's step-motherly treatment towards Bihar'.
The rally would aim to highlight the Center's refusal to provide kerosene, food-grains, coal, and electricity to Bihar besides raising the issue of corruption within the UPA regime involving a host of scams, including 2G Spectrum, CWG, and Coalgate, among others, Thakur said.
Taking the Congress to task, the BJP leader said that due to all the scams in the UPA regime costing billions and billions of rupees, the country was not able to progress as expected.
"Had these scams not taken place, India would have remained unaffected by the current global economic meltdown," Thakur said.
Condemning the recent anti-Bihar utterances by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray, the former Union Minister said Thackeray's statements were completely out of bound and the Maharashtra government must do everything to prevent such anti-national sentiments.
Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, party spokesperson Sanjay Mayukh, state minister Mangal Pandey, and Sanjeev Kumar Mishra were also present at the press conference.