Alka Lamba, a congress leader, poked fun at Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday for saying the Congress “compromises border security and creates barriers in development and welfare initiatives.”
Alka Lamba, in her statement, countered the allegations of Yogi, saying, “There is an election in Himachal Pradesh. Here, the government has failed to manage inflation, unemployment, women’s security, apple horticulture farmers, education, health, roads, and many more issues, including the OPS (Old Pension Scheme). No BJP leader has even shown the courage to mention OPS. Yogi is not talking about any issue in Himachal in his campaign meetings because he is aware of Jai Ram Thakur’s failure, and that is why the BJP has sent Yogi to divert attention from the issues of the state.”
The national congress spokesperson, Lamba , aggressively responded against Yogi Adityanath’s accusations.
Alka Lamba said, “First of all, Yogi ji should pay attention to his state, Uttar Pradesh, where law and order are weak. NCR cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, and Lucknow are hot spots of the crime world.
“Secondly, Yogi ji is saying that terrorism has ended under BJP rule, which is beyond facts. If it is so, then why are Pandits still not safe in Kashmir under their rule? Why are Kashmiri Pandits shot in broad daylight?” she added.
Adding further Lamba said, “It is a ridiculous thing that whose state president has resigned in the PPE pest purchase scam and under whose rule the police recruitment paper link scam has reached the chief minister’s doorstep, they are giving the word of ending corruption.”
She stated, “The Indian Army has always firmly protected the borders of the country. The people of Himachal Pradesh are well aware of the valour and golden history of the Indian Army. This is the same army that made Pakistan bow down on its knees during Indira Gandhi’s rule and made a separate Bangladesh. In such a situation, Yogi’s saying that the country’s borders have been secured under Modi’s leadership is like insulting the valour and sacrifice of the army.
Lamba said in her statement that the BJP government of five years has failed on every front.
“People have made up their minds for change. The failure of Jai Ram Thakur is well known, and for that reason, everyone from the PM to the Home Minister, Defense Minister, and Yogi has to campaign here,” she said.
Adiyanath blasted the Congress in the third leg of his rallies on Monday in the election-bound state of Himachal Pradesh.
In reference to Article 370, Yogi Adiyanath attacked Congress, claiming that the group adheres to “appeasement and vote bank tactics.”
He said that Jammu and Kashmir’s Article 370 was repealed by the administration headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He claimed that whether it was the drug, animal, mining, land, or forest mafia, “Congress’ hand has always been with the mafia.”
Yogi Adityanath took aim at the previous Congress government in Punjab, claiming that while it was busy purging Uttar Pradesh of mafias and gangsters, “one of the mafia dons went to Punjab.”
“I had to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court to bring him back to Uttar Pradesh,” he said, in an apparent reference to Mukhtar Ansari.
The elections in the hill state are slated to be held on November 12, whose votes will be counted on December 8.