Dividing on caste and region is the modus-operandi of opposition : Virbhader Singh

Dec 07, 2016 20:35 | Poltics
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CM announces Industrial Training Institute at Gehrwin

  • Inaugurates SDM  office at Jhanduta 
  • Announces bridge at Ree Radoh

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a well attended public meeting at Jhanduta today in Jhanduta assembly constituency of Bilaspur district after dedicating the Sub Divisional Magistrate office gave a message of unity to the Congressmen of Jhanduta. He said that all Congressmen will have to work in unison to enhance popularity of the present Government. Party workers are the face of the party they should be seen as one and strong firmly behind the Congress Party.  He said that he always believed in uniting rather than dividing, adding that dividing on caste and region was the modus-operandi of opposition and not of Congress.

He said that lots of politics was played on construction of Baagchaal bridge the repair of which had been hanging amidst for many years. He said that the government would take appropriate measures for re-construction and repair of the bridge as it was of utmost importance owing to its role in socio-economic development of the area.  The bridge was meant to shorten the distance between Chandigarh and Shah Talai and to benefit a huge population of over dozen of  villages of  Swarghat located on left side of river Sutlej and 19 to 20  villages on right bank adjoining Shah-Talai. He said that the delay in construction would increase expenditure to Rs. 15 to 20 crore. 

The Chief Minister announced Industrial Training Institute at Gehrwin and a Police Station at Jhandhuta and also announced a bridge at Ree-Radoh in GP Badgaon.  He said that a new building of SDM office at Jhandhuta would soon be constructed in near future. 

Taking a dig at opposition, the Chief Minister said that they exploited the sentiments of common man and played politics even in the name of God.  Merely by saying Jai Shri Ram does not make one a 'Parama Bhakta' (a staunch devotee). He said Bhagwaan Ram is for everyone and not a patent of BJP. He questioned the claims of BJP for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya and said BJP just want to make propaganda in name of Ram temple and nothing else.  BJP people till date were unable to construct the Ram temple, he remarked.  If they can't do it, they may leave the decision to the people, he said, adding that if the BJP was given free hand they can divide people in name of God. The people of the State were well aware of their evil designs, he said. God and Goddesses were not the personal property of an individual, he said, adding that they were worshipped by one and all. 

He said that Himachal was known best amongst the hill states in term of development. More than 15500 schools, 116 colleges were functioning in the State. He said that as many as 42 colleges were opened by the present government and it remained a fact that 90 percent colleges were opened during the successive Congress governments in the State. The notion behind opening the colleges in rural and far flung areas was to benefit the girl child, he said.  As girls were unable to go far from home to pursue higher studies, the present government was committed to provide them education at their very doorstep. The decision was opposed by many that he was opening colleges without any budgetary provision, but he wanted to give them a message that Colleges were opened to ensure bright future of daughters of the State.  

Earlier, addressing a gathering in Panjgain, in Sadar Bilaspur constituency the Chief Minister announced a veterinary dispensary at Salog in Gram Panchayat, Dhar Tatoh, and said that the people should supplement the cause of the government for protection of cows. He said that a 'Gauvansh Samvardhan Board' has been constituted in the State for which a provision of Rs10 crore had been made in this fiscal year.  He called upon people to voluntarily come forward for creating awareness and open ' Gau Shalas' . "It is against the Indian culture and ethics to discard and abandon the cows after they stop giving milk" said Chief Minister. He said the Government will encourage the Non Governmental Organisations and Panchayats to strengthen the existing 'Gau -Sadans', and open new ones to house and feed stray cattles for which they would be suitably assisted. The government would award the best Gau-Sadan for providing care and shelter to cattles.

He also directed for renovation of residences of doctors and staff at Panjgain and for constructing a boundary wall around the Community Health Centre. He also announced additional accommodation of Rest House, Panjgain.

Chief Minister also inaugurated various projects including upgradation of Primary Health Centre to Community Health Centre Panjgain and PHC to CHC Kuthera, link road from Beri-Salnoo via Jamala to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.51 crore and dedicated newly upgraded Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Jhandutta.

Later he dedicated Rs. 85 lakh Lift Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) to PC Habitation under LWSS Maswar Pater. He also laid foundation stone of foot bridge Kasohal to Lengri over Seer Khad with an outlay of Rs. 1.70 crore, Water Supply Scheme to partially covered habitations of Bhalswai, Bag, Jolplakhin and Massour from lift water supply scheme Talwara, Datoh, Jolpakhin in Gram Panchayat Kuthera and Bhalswai at a cost of Rs. 1.63 crore and Check Dam at Souli Khad/Mani Khad near Paprola bridge at a cost of Rs. 1.87 crore