Anurag Thakur hits out at CM for bias in state's development

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hamirpur
  • Updated: May 09, 2015 19:50 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament and All-India president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Anurag Thakur on Saturday hit out at chief minister Virbhadra Singh for claiming that all areas were getting equal and balanced treatment in matter of development.

He was speaking at the launch of the ambitious social security schemes of the central government that were also launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata on Saturday.

While talking to reporters here, Thakur listed various projects lying pending in his parliamentary constituency, Hamirpur, for want of approval and adequate funds from the state government.

He said the modern bus stands at Hamirpur and Una, IIIT, Una, HP Technical University campus in Hamirpur, Central School at Sandhol in Mandi, and Central University at Dehra, were not in the development agenda of the chief minister, though they had already got approvals from the Centre and previous BJP government of the state.

He said Virbhadra was behaving like a dictator instead of a democratically-elected chief minister, adding that he never replied to his letters written to him in his capacity as an MP, even though it was his moral duty to reply to them.

Talking about promotion of sports in the state and cricket in particular, he said he had brought the state on the international cricket map. Yet, shockingly, the Congress government was creating hurdles in the smooth functioning of cricket in the state, he alleged.

He said if the chief minister had any grievances about fielding players from other states in the Himachal Pradesh team, he should take action in this regard as the affidavits for the domiciles of players were given by the state government agencies, and not by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).

The HPCA chief claimed that the state teams of under-19 girls and under-23 boys remained runners-up at the national level. However, the government didn't bother to congratulate the players.

Thakur was accompanied by district BJP chief Vijay Agnihoitri, who is also MLA from Nadaun, and MLA Narendra Thakur.

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