BJP not in favour of Privatisation of Railways, says Rajnath

लखनऊ Lucknow (LKO): BJP president Rajnath Singh today said his party was not at all in favour of privatisation of Indian Railways, and added no such thing would happen when BJP came to power at the Centre.

On the second day of his mass campaign programme, Singh yesterday addressed a public meeting at the Carriage and Wagon Workshop here and said, “I am a staunch supporter of railway not being given in private hands and no such thing will be done when BJP formed the government.”

Attacking the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and SP government in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP candidate from the prestigious Lucknow Lok Sabha seat alleged that they looted the country more than the Britishers.

Alleging that poverty and unemployment increased due to corruption of Congress, Singh said that after 67 years of Independence the fate and picture of the country should have changed.

Praising BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he said, “The people have got the leader they were looking for in Modi. Narendra Modi wave has turned into a tsunami.”

Speaking on the occasion, All India Railway Union leader Shiv Gopal Mishra alleged that Congress, SP and BSP were escaping from the issues related to the people.

Earlier, Singh carried out the mass contact programme for six hours on the second consecutive day.

Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, party spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain, RPI leader Ramdas Athawale, local MP Lalji Tandon and MP Vijay Goel participated in the programme.