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CM credits Modi-Shah combine for BJP win in Gujarat, Himachal

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah for the party’s victory in the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

dehradun Updated: Dec 18, 2017 19:55 IST
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BJP leaders offer sweets to chief minister TS Rawat after BJP's win in Himanchal Pradesh and Gujarat.(Vinay S Kumar/HT PHOTO)

DEHRADUN: Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah for the party’s victory in the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

“We (the BJP) won the assembly election in Gujarat and Himachal owing to the clean administration given by the Prime Minister,” Rawat said. “Besides, the poll strategy planned by our party chief also ensured our party’s victory in the two states.”

Uttarakhand would benefit from the BJP’s victory in Himachal Pradesh just as it was in the case of Uttar Pradesh, he said. “Ever since our party came to power in that state (UP), some 36 canals had been handed over to us,” he said, referring to the cases pertaining to the disputed cases that had been pending between the two states since 2000. “Similarly, a hotel run by the tourism department has will also be handed over to us soon, as the related formalities are now in final stages”, Rawat said, referring to Alaknanda hotel in Haridwar.

On the possible agreement on the disputed assets pertaining to the transport department, he said talks were on with Uttar Pradesh. “We will also hold talks with other neighbouring states where the buses of our corporation ferry passengers,” Rawat said, referring to Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

“We also expect positive outcomes relating to the proposed hydropower projects that are to be built in collaboration with that Himachal.”

Rawat said his government initiated a number of schemes pertaining to education, drinking water and health during the past nine months in power.

First Published: Dec 18, 2017 19:55 IST