Development has come to a standstill under Cong govt: Himachal BJP chief


The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh is increasing the states debts and it could go the Sri Lanka way if the trend continues, state BJP chief Suresh Kashyap alleged on Saturday.

Development has come to a standstill and the government has not released the last installment of the MLA fund, he told media persons, adding that the fund sent to the Deputy Commissioners office for public works has been stopped.

“The present Congress government took a loan to the tune of Rs 1000 crore in December 2022, Rs 1500 crore in January and now Rs 2000 crore in February… at this pace, Himachal is surely going to become Sri Lanka,” the BJP leader said.

He claimed the government is going to impose a cess on water.

“New rates for the sale of scrap have been fixed in the state and crusher unions have also been formed and the BJP would reveal the information in this regard soon,” he claimed. He said that the people want to know when will the Congress fulfil the “10 guarantees” it gave to the people during the assembly polls.

He said that the cement industries in Himachal have been closed for two months and the state government has failed to end the deadlock. The government should take concrete steps to solve this matter, the BJP leader said. He also hit out at the Congress government for closing over 620 government institutions schools, community and primary health centres, and revenue, PWD, IP and other offices – opened during the tenure of the previous BJP government.

The BJP is opposing the move at the Mandal level and the protest would be intensified in the coming days, he said.

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