Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh called on governor Acharya Dev Vrat on the occasion of Diwali and urged him to accord his consent to the Himachal Pradesh Sports (Registration, Recognition and Regulation of Associations) Bill 2015 that has been gathering dust at Raj Bhawan for more than six months.
Singh on Wednesday also said there was no controversy over the governor’s meeting with state bureaucrats, as it was held with his consent: “I don’t know why it was flared up.”
“It’s good that the governor talked about drug de-addiction, casteism, environment protection, and organic farming and cow rearing. Compared to other states, Himachal has indeed succeeded in curbing the drug menace,” he claimed.
After meeting the governor, Singh said, “I have humbly urged the governor to give his nod to the sports bill. In case he doesn’t do that, it will give an impression that he is working under the pressure of the Bharatiya Janata Party that does not want the bill to come through.”
“The Raj Bhawan has to either give assent to the bill or return it. If he doesn’t, the governor is failing in performing his constitutional duties,” Singh said.