Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said he himself was holding weekly reviews of cases related to corruption and benami (proxy) land deals that took place during the previous BJP regime.
He said the government would shortly unravel the shady land deals that took place in the past. “The single-man commission constituted to inquire into the benami land deals has done some spade work that too will be taken note of,” Singh added.
The chief minister also welcomed the National Food Security Ordinance (NFSO) passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.
“The bill will ensure food for all,” Singh said, adding that the government is already providing subsidised ration to all ration cardholders.
“We are providing two pulses, iodised salt, 3 litre of oil and sugar on subsidy to all,” he said, adding that the subsidised ration scheme started during his government.
Singh criticised the repeated walkouts by the opposition members from the Vidhan Sabha. “Repeated walkout only shows the frustration and instability in the opposition party,” he said.
Referring to today's walkout, he said the BJP walked out of the House without any reason.
He described the rally proposed for August 30 as the “political” decision taken by his government. “When the BJP held a rally outside the Vidhan Sabha, we thought we should also organise a rally,” he added.
Singh ruled out holding Joint Consultative Committee of non-gazette officers. “I wish that different factions unite. There is no question of holding JCC meeting with different groups,” he added.