New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally unleashed its racehorse for a contentious poll race in the state of Uttarakhand. BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Harish Rawat government was neck-deep in corruption and entreated the people of Uttarakhand to dethrone him from the CM seat.

Speaking at a BJP rally in Shankhnad at Rishikul Maidan, Amit Shah said that it would be ideal if there was a BJP government in the state since BJP was in power at the Centre. “That will ensure a smooth implementation of development schemes conceived for the state by the Centre,” said Shah.

The BJP president stressed that if the people of Uttarakhand wanted an incorrupt government and wanted development, they should vote for BJP at the 2017 Assembly polls in the state.

“Never forgive those who imposed Emergency and murdered democracy,” said Amit Shah, who added that the Congress party had reduced the media to a helpless mouthpiece.

Shah said that Harish Rawat was not deserving of even a single minute in the chair of the CM and exclaimed that the people should vote for BJP to fulfil the developmental schemes of the Centre.