The Bharatiya Janata Party would meet in Hamirpur on December 4 to finalise its strategy for the upcoming winter session of the state assembly to be held at Tapovan from December 5. This was stated by leader of opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday.
Talking to mediapersons here, he said that the issues, like unemployment, delay in developmental works and 'vengeful' attitude of the state government towards its political rivals would be raised prominently in the state assembly.
On reorganisation of districts by the Congress, he said that it was the need of the hour and the Congress was following the footsteps of the BJP. He said that if the administrative set-up was small, it always helped in development of the areas.
On the issue of central university premises, Dhumal clarified that it was after the recommendation of high-powered central committee that Dehra was chosen for this project. He said he was not averse to any other place situated in Kangra district for this purpose.
Commenting on chief minister's remarks on financial health of the state, he asked if there was no financial crunch in the state what was the reason of the state ministers visiting New Delhi almost every week to get more funds from the Centre for various projects. He said that the Congress was trying to befool people by presenting wrong picture of economy.
Dhumal said that the chief minister has to clarify why 10% additional dearness allowance due to the employees of state government was yet not paid to them.
Earlier, the district BJP started its organisational membership drive here on Tuesday. The party organised a special camp at the local Gandhi Chowk in which senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and district BJP chief Vijay Agnihotri were also present.
As many as 635 persons, including forty-five former government officials, enrolled themselves as BJP members. It was first time that the BJP has decided to hold such camps to raise its cadre in the state in general and Hamirpur district in particular.
Speaking on the occasion, Dhumal said that the way people were coming forward to join the BJP proved that they had full faith in the party and its pro-people policies.
He said that the party would complete its target of enrolling about 16 lakh members in the state this time with the help and blessings of the people.
He said that during his recent tour to the upper Shimla areas of the state, he found that the ongoing road construction works there were going on with at a snail's pace.