B.J.P all set to form three districts from Kangra

May 05, 2012 10:49 | Poltics

BJP Government in Himachal is all set to Carve out three Districts out of Kangra district: indicated IPH Minister.

There was no use of talking to those who had left the party on their own: Ravi


Dharamsala(Arvind Sharma)



It is now almost clear that the present BJP government in Himachal is almost set to create few  new districts in the state.

The creation of three new districts from politically sensitive Kangra is on the cards, as indicated by Irrigation and Public Irrigation Minister, Ravinder Singh Ravi on Friday . He said the decision on new districts would be taken as soon as the committee constituted by the party would submit its recommendation to the government.

“Recently, the issue was discussed in a meeting of core group of the party and a committee was constituted under the leadership of state party chief, Satpal Satti. The decision on whether to create new district or not would be taken by the government soon after the committee would submit its recommendations,” said Ravi in a press conference held at Dharamshala on Friday.

However, giving his personal opinion Ravi again advocated creation of new districts stating that small districts are the need of the time keeping in view the development perspective.

On the carving of Kangra, which has 16 MLAs of 68 in the state, Ravi said, “Being a larger district, it becomes very difficult for administrative officials to review the implementation of government scheme in every part of the district.”

Ravi said the people have also raised the demand and in Palampur five blocks have submitted memorandum to the chief minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal demanding district status for Palampur, and similler is the case for Dehra and Nurpur.

He, however, denied commenting on the statement of party veteran and Rajya Sabha Member, Shanta Kumar who had criticized the party for not taking his advisory on the issue.

Replying to queries that whether creation of new district economically viable as state is already under huge debt, Ravi said the state government is able enough to generate funds for the administrative set up for the new district.

Commenting on the possibilities of talks with the leaders of BJP’s breakaway faction, Ravi said there was no use of talking to those who had left the party on their own will.

“In my personal view it is useless to talk to those who have left the party willingly,” said Ravi.