Chief minister Virbhadra Singh here on Wednesday said the present state of Hamirpur was because of the Congress party and its leadership. He added that “Hamirpur is creation of the Congress party”.
Singh was addressing the people during the cultural nite of the Hamir Utsav at the Police lines ground here. He said such functions were needed to preserve the culture of the area.
Earlier, deputy commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur honoured the chief minister by presenting him a shawl, cap and an idol of Lord Buddha.
Singh said the district was formed after trifurcation of Kangra district into Hamirpur, Kangra and Una on September 1, 1972 by former chief minister YS Parmar. The chief minister added that the five sub-divisions -Nadaun, Hamirpur, Badsar and Bhoranj- were set up by the Congress government. Besides, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur, was also established by the party. He said `75 crore Bamsan-Lagwalti drinking water supply scheme in the district was also an initiative by the Congress government.
“We have not left any stone unturned for developing the district and never believed in regionalism and will ensure equal and balanced development of all the areas of the state” he said.
He also accused the Bharatiya Janat Party (BJP) leaders of for raising regional and language differences and added that the Congress government would not tolerate such tactics of dividing the people of the state.
He said the life of the people of the state revolved around the local deities and added that the traditions had to be carried along in times to come together conserving the rich culture.