Dharamsala (Aug 10): Once a chief BJP political strategist and the main architect behind the Bharat Swabhiman of Baba Ramdev, Govindacharya today launched a new political party ‘Himachal Swabhiman’ in the hill state, aimed at providing a third alternative in the political scenario of the state.
The state had been witnessing change in the ruling party every five years with a changeover between BJP and Congress. During the ‘Himachal Swabhiman’ launching
ceremony, Govindacharya in his speech said that democracy had been demolished in the country and people have lost faith in the present political system in the country. Expressing shock, Govindacharya said, “We have did not achieved freedom in 1947, but was just transfer of the power.”
Subhash Sharma, a former employee leader of the state, would head the party in Himachal. He on this occasion said that the major agenda of the party was to establish a transparent democratic system in the state. “Government has become the hand-puppet
of the private entities and rather than working for the welfare of the public, it is working to appease the market players,” he alleged.
“Himachal Swabhiman would follow the foot prints of Baba Ram Dev and Govindacharya in order to achieve their national dream of corruption-free and prosperous India,” asserted Subhash Sharma.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had made an unsuccessful attempt to make a base in the state during the last polls. BSP bagged one seat from Kangra assembly segment
but the MLA, Sanjay Choudary, left BSP in a lurch and joined BJP.