Chief Minister inaugurating the work of Congress government : Pratibha Singh : The Tribune India
Hamirpur, May 21
The state government failed to usher in the development and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is only inaugurating the development work started by the previous Congress government led by former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, HPCC Chairwoman Pratibha Singh told Khajjiyan in Barsar Assembly Constituency near here. today.
She said: ‘The BJP promised to lower the prices of commodities and fuel including cooking gas but instead its central government doubled the prices of fuel and LPG cylinders’ .
Pratibha said the BJP only changed the names of welfare programs launched by the previous Congress government in the state. “Major development projects such as AIIMS in Bilaspur, Medical College in Mandi and even the Rohtang Tunnel have been considered by Congress leaders. The Rohtang Tunnel was Indira Gandhi’s idea which was realized when Manmohan Singh was Prime Minister. Sonia Gandhi had laid the first stone of the tunnel in the presence of the then Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal. It is unfortunate that the government removed the foundation stone when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the tunnel,” she added.
She said Inder MP Dutt Lakhanpal had set an example in social service by cremating the bodies of Covid victims when BJP leaders were busy glorifying themselves.
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Chairman of the Congress Campaign Committee, said ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines should be used in the upcoming Shimla Municipality and State Assembly elections.
He said the government had tried to silence the police, but the officer recruitment document leak scam was still exposed.