BJP legislative wing to meet in Dharamsala from Dec 5
The Bhartiya Janata Party is all set to organize a meeting of its legislative members on Thursday ahead of the winter session of the state assembly starting December 5 in Tapovan near Dharamsala.punjab Updated: Dec 03, 2014 18:40 IST
The Bhartiya Janata Party is all set to organize a meeting of its legislative members on Thursday ahead of the winter session of the state assembly starting December 5 in Tapovan near Dharamsala.
The meeting will be chaired by Prem Kumar Dhumal, leader of the opposition. This will be the first time that the meeting will be held outside Shimla or Dharamsala before commencement of a session.
Since Hamirpur is the stronghold of the BJP, the party had decided to organize this meeting in Hamirpur at a private hotel.
When contacted, Dhumal said the meeting will formulate its strategy for the week long assembly session.
“The BJP will grill the Congress party led government on all issues inside the state assembly and won't allow it to harm the cause of the state's residents,” he added.
Dhumal said people were upset with the “anti people stance” of the government towards them especially the rise in bus fares, prices of petrol and diesel and lack of supply of essential goods through fair price shops in time. “It is shocking that residents of state are not getting salt and cooking oil from fair price shops and have to purchase them from the open market,” he added.
The BJP leader said since the Congress party had “lost faith in the people” during the last Lok Sabha elections, it was taking “anti people decisions” that would “harm” the state's interests in the future.
“The party will compel the government to take only such decisions that are pro-people. It's a matter of serious concern that those who lost the assembly elections have been making announcements at various functions that were also attended by government officials. Such acts must be condemned. This issue will taken up in the state assembly as only elected persons are authorized to make announcements and take part in policy making decisions,” he added.
Dhumal said that the BJP-led government at the centre had been “doing a lot” for the welfare of the masses.
He strongly condemned the action of Congress party leaders for describing the central government's performance during the past six months as “dismal”.
First Published: Dec 03, 2014 18:30 IST