MUMBAI, 26 June-2014, Shibu Thomas/TNN: A month after the Narendra Modi-led BJP swept the Lok Sabha polls on the plank of ‘Acche Din Aane Wale Hain’, a city-based organization has dragged the Prime Minister and the party to court over “broken promises”.
A PIL has been filed in the Bombay high court by the All India Anti Corruption and Citizens Welfare Core Committee and its founder, advocate M V Holmagi, alleging “criminal breach of trust” by the new government over the increase in the prices of railway tickets and other commodities. Holmagi, who is appearing in the matter in person, mentioned the petition before a division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and A Chandurkar on Wednesday.
The bench told the advocate it had already rejected a plea in another PIL against the railway ticket prices hike on Tuesday. The court also pointed out that its administrative office had marked objections in the petition, which had to be removed.
The petition has urged the HC to call for records from the government and sought its resignation for not fulfilling its promise. “The present government got a huge mandate from the people of this country on the basis of their promise that ‘good days are coming’,” said Holmagi. “But within a month of the government taking charge, prices of railway tickets and other commodities have increased. The people trusted it based on its opposition to the price rise seen during the previous UPA government’s regime. Since it has broken its promise, the common man should now be given the opportunity to reconsider their vote,” said the advocate.
The PIL has named the PM, the cabinet and the BJP as respondents.