Will restore old pension scheme if voted to power in Himachal: Rajinder Rana
: Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) working president and Sujanpur MLA Rajinder Rana on Wednesday promised to restore the old pension scheme, if they are voted to power in Himachal Pradesh.
With the elections in Himachal Pradesh scheduled later this year, Rajinder Rana addressed the media on Wednesday at the Chandigarh Press Club. Rana said, “We have decided that we will restore the old pension scheme in Himachal Pradesh (HP) immediately after coming to power. We will put it on top of our election manifesto. Our governments in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have notified the restoration of the old pension.”
Rana also attacked the ruling government over the Agnipath scheme. He said that with the cancellation of direct recruitment in the army, the dreams of the youth have also been shattered and this will also weaken the military strength of the nation. He said, “Lakhs of ex-servicemen have registered themselves for employment but the Modi-led government, which has failed to provide them employment, is now talking of ensuring employment to the Agniveers, which cannot be trusted.”
Rana alleged that the BJP government at both Centre and state had cheated the youth in the lieu of employment guarantee.
Talking about AAP being a threat in the elections, he said, “Himachal Pradesh predominantly works on the two-party system and any upsurge in AAP supporters has ceased to exist now due to the unsatisfactory security conditions in Punjab, which the people of Punjab have also witnessed in just four months of the party’s governance citing their loss in Sangrur byelection.”
The National Dairy Development Board has decided to work with the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, to take the research to the farmers, said chairman of the NDDB, Meenesh Shah. “We have decided to work jointly and take the research work further so that farmers can avail the benefits,” said Shah speaking at a programme organised to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Model Dairy Plant of the NDRI.
As a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, hoisting a Tricolour has become a movement in J&K with several remote areas actively participating in the campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all citizens to turn the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign into a mass movement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence. According to a J&K government spokesperson, from Kathua to Kupwara, people of J&K, particularly children, are organising rallies.
Hamirpur's Badsar MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal on Friday drew the attention of Himachal government to cybercriminals using obscene video calls to blackmail people. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. Nagrota Bagwan legislator Arun Mehra had said that a heavy machine operator, Vijay Kumar, was prosecuted by a Dubai court. Mehra demanded the government to help Vijay.
Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised the Speaker to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Health minister Rajeev Saizal and technical education minister Ram Lal Markanda presented two resolutions in the House to authorise the Speaker to nominate the members of the two boards.
BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the 'Tiranga Yatra' at Karnal in which hundreds of BJP workers and leaders participated. The Tiranga Yatra was carried out under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. Carrying the Tricolours and banners, participants began the yatra from the Kalpana Chawla Medical College and Hospital's auditorium and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar.