Dehradun: The clear absence of BJP’s chief ministerial face in Uttarakhand was on Tuesday raked up by the ruling Congress, which alleged that the brass of the saffron party was rushing to the hill state just before the polls as they had no faith in the party’s local leadership.
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said ” The way the top BJP leaders have made a beeline to the Himalayan state, it appears that either Narendra Modi or Amit Shah are aiming to become the chief minister,”
“The BJP did not trust its Uttarakhand leaders. So a battery of its national leaders are being rushed to the state to fillip the party campaign,” he said.
In the past few weeks, almost entire BJP brass, including Modi, Shah and Rajnath Singh, have come to Uttarakhand to campaign for the party and its candidates.
The Congress leader said,”They are neither willing to disclose the chief ministerial face nor do they have any development plan. Therefore, the national leaders are the only hope for the party to help it come to power. However, the party has forgotten that the state leaders will run the government and not the national leaders”.