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Will review decisions taken by Congress, says Himachal’s CM-elect Jai Ram Thakur

The Himachal Pradesh chief minister designate said deteriorating law and order, critical financial health of the government and tardy implementation of centrally sponsored schemes are areas of grave concern.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2017 21:51 IST
Press Trust of India, Shimla
Jai Ram Thakur,Congress,Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh chief minister designate Jai Ram Thakur (R) addresses a press conference in Shimla on Monday. (PTI)

All decisions taken by the outgoing Congress government three months before the imposition of the model code of conduct would be reviewed, Himachal Pradesh chief minister designate Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.

“We will review all the decisions taken by the Congress government, three months before imposition of the code of conduct, and ascertain if they were prudent and taken in a transparent manner,” Thakur said in an informal chat with mediapersons.

Referring to the priorities of his government, the BJP leader said “deteriorating law and order, critical financial health of the government and tardy implementation of centrally sponsored schemes are areas of grave concern and the government would focus on these”.

A major challenge was restoration of trust of people in the police, improving the financial position by pruning wasteful expenditure and aggressively implementing centrally sponsored schemes to provide maximum benefits to the people, he said.

Thakur said that “tired and retired officials would have no place in the government” and a decision in this regard would be taken immediately after taking oath on December 27.

Asked about induction of ministers, he said the process was on in consultation with the party high command. The cabinet would be a mix of experience and young talent, he said.

Thakur said that efforts would made to promote tourism. He also inaugurated a blood donation camp on 93rd birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

As many as 111 persons donated blood at the camp which was organised by Umang Foundation.

First Published: Dec 25, 2017 21:50 IST