Monday, Jul 22 2019 | Time 21:24 Hrs(IST)
  • Odisha to promote Table Tennis: Naveen
  • Lightning alert issued in MP
  • Odisha to promote Table Tennis: Naveen
  • 7 out of 7: Indians complete golden sweep; Harmeet and Ayhika emerge singles winners
  • Army jawan martyred in Pak firing on LoC in Rajouri
  • Instigating China-US confrontation dangerous wrong road: spokesperson
  • Court in The Hague acquits refugee of attempted murder, terror threat
  • International Federation of Journalists supports Pakistani Journalists' strike over salary
  • Sadhvi summoned by JP Nadda over her remarks
  • MP Govt sincere about Narmada award: Minister
  • UN Security Council has no current plans to discuss Iran – UK’s Envoy
  • Rs 19 20 cr distributed among 48,000 farmers under PM-KISAN in Budgam
  • UN Chief says deeply saddened by IAEA Director-General Amano passing away
  • Oppn alleges RTI amendment bill will dilute transparency provisions
  • Ahmed Patel's poll plea final hearing on August 6 in SC
States » North » DIE

Seven decades of Cong rule jeopardised national interest of HP: Jai Ram

Seven decades of Cong rule jeopardised national interest of HP: Jai Ram

Shimla, May 16 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday alleged that during the last seven decades, the majority of which Congress was in power here, the financial interests of this backward hill state had been jeopardised, at the behest of neighbouring powerful states.

Addressing a number of election meetings in Mandi Parliamentary constituency at Mandi and Kangra districts on Tuesday, Mr Thakur lamented that the gigantic hydel power projects BSL and Bhakra Dam were constructed by the BBMB, in which Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan were made the beneficiary states.

They yielded daily income of crores of rupees to the beneficiary states, while the entire projects were financed by the Centre, in the shape of loans and subsidies.

Ironically, grave injustice was done to HP, on the soil of which these mega projects had been built and were based on the waters of perennial rivers of this hill state. This state was a small Union Territory, without any political say.

As a UT, it was governed by the Lt Governor and all officials were of beneficiary states. Nowhere in the world such cruelty or travesty of injustice had been perpetrated with the people of the same country, he regretted.

For this, Congress alone is responsible and he appealed to the highlanders not to give a single seat to Congress in the coming elections.

In his short tenure as Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee had granted special status to HP, but the economically rich adjoining states got it withdrawn through the then Congress Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He made a passionate call to the people of Himachal to teach Congress a lession for doing injustice to this backward state.

Mr Thakur further said that BJP is depending on Modi wave and going from village to village and personally contacting voters telling the people about the ushering in of a new era of honesty and prosperity without any scam reported, so far.

Meanwhile, the top Congress leaders brought from different places by Pt Sukh Ram, are camping in panoramic and pleasant places like Shimla and the surrounding valleys, as if they have come to enjoy some picnic.

Their pictures sitting on the sprawling lawns of five-star hotels, are appearing in the columns of all newspapers. They seem to be unmindful of the defeat or victory of Congress. They seem to have taken the victory of BJP for granted, he added.

Congress seems to have been fragmented into groups of individuals of leaders, owing allegiance to former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh or any other person.

Mr Virbhadra, Pt Sukh Ram and others are known to all in the state. Obviously, they are not happy over the grant of Congress ticket to Ashray, the grandson of Sukh Ram. It appears the victory of BJP candidate Pt Ram Swarup Sharma seems to be a foregone conclusion, he claimed.


More News

Pawan Kajal should step down on moral grounds: BJP

24 May 2019 | 8:01 PM

Kangra, May 24 (UNI) BJP on Friday demanded Pawan Kumar Kajal of Congress, who lost to BJP's Kishen Kapoor in the Lok Saba polls from Kangra-Chamba LS seat by the highest margin of 4,77,623 votes, to resign as MLA from the Legislative Assembly representing Kangra on moral grounds, as he has lost the mandate of people of Kangra.

see more..

Cong functionary quits

24 May 2019 | 8:00 PM

Ashoknagar, MP, May 24 (UNI) In the wake of Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia losing from Guna parliamentary constituency, a party office-bearer tendered his resignation, Congress sources said on Friday.

see more..

More women MPs in Lok Sabha, at 78 highest so far

24 May 2019 | 7:43 PM

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) Representation of the fair sex has seen a rise in the 17th Lok Sabha, with as many as 78 women representatives being elected, the highest so far.

see more..

LS polls: 203 candidates lost security deposits in Haryana

24 May 2019 | 7:29 PM

Chandigarh, May 24 (UNI) Haryana Joint Chief Electoral Officer Dr Inder Jeet on Friday said that except for the winning and runner-up candidates, the remaining 203 nominees lost their security deposits in the 17th Lok Sabha elections in the state.

see more..
Cabinet recommends dissolution of 16th LS; Govt resigns

Cabinet recommends dissolution of 16th LS; Govt resigns

24 May 2019 | 7:20 PM

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday here and tendered resignation of his government following the mandatory norms and paving the way for the formation for the new ministry.

see more..