Corruption and Party politics is adversely affecting implementation of development plans and good governance as the government being partial with Congress, its’ MLA and sympathizers. Rajiv Gandhi said “the fence is eating the crop”, therefore, need for development is not for more aid, but to see that the aid is well directed and effective.
Corruption has been handed over to the people of Uttarakhand State within 11 years of its’ existence from the Politicians, bureaucrats and babus, where it is common knowledge that even the chief minister had to be replaced because of the alleged scams that had become rampant during his tenure. The common man here has to grease palms to get files moving in every department.
The incidents of caste biasness happen and for the youth employment opportunities have not opened after 2007 of congress regime.
During first stint present Chief Minister B C Khanduri and his BJP won election with a campaign against Congress ahead of the Assembly election in 2002 and then set up the Kandpal Commission of enquiry for digging alleged scams in 2007 of previous congress regime , but sadly the probe report is yet to be given by the one-man commission ,asked to look into them. It is another thing that former justice has now preferred to resign than his report; itself is a corruption. Since now after nearly 5 years of BJP tenure, BJP cannot take political advantage for ensuing assembly election, since now people are considering these reports as politically motivated.
Before his present and past tenure, in between Ramesh Pokhriyal, who headed the BJP government in the state as Chief Minister was also riddled with a number of scams including the Kumbh scam and the hydro-electric power scam etc.
The Congress leaders, now in the opposition have been demanding a CBI probe into them, but their demands have yet to be met by the present chief minister.
The present Chief Minister B C Khanduri is trying to take political advantage for ensuing assembly election on the name of Lokayukta Bill forgetting that all parties in assembly passed it unanimously, may also be called a case of corruption.
BJP government should not create technical hurdles in the development projects of Center such as Rishikesh-Karanprayag Rail project by not taking interest for transferring land to the Railways.