The issue regarding setting up the Central University in district Kangra was so much politicized by few in opposition that the fate of this university had been hanging afire since last five years, said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, while addressing a massive gathering at Jawalamukhi in district Kangra, today.
He said that the BJP favoured that the University should have two separate campuses one at Dehra and other at Dharamsala and just because of this attitude, the institute was sandwiched between cheap politics. Aiming shots at the opposition, he said that they were playing politics for the heck of it and wanted the major part of the University to be in Hamirpur assembly segment at Dehra as it was a part of it and later opined to have two campuses. He said that he won’t allow two campus of the university at distance apart and above all it was up to the centre government to decide the same.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that the people, who follow the path of divide and rule, may be termed as politicians but they were not true benefactors of the people. The State Government enjoys good relations with the Government of India and he hoped that the central assistance would keep coming unabated as it was the responsibility of the Centre to assist all the States irrespective of the party in power.
He announced opening of Sub-divisional police officers (SDPO) office at Jawalamukhi and up-gradation of Government Middle School Amb Salhettar, Bandol, Dol (Kathog) and Chaukath. He also announced CT Scan facility on PPP Mode in Civil hospital Jawalamukhi.
The Chief Minister, on his week long visit to attend the winter session of HP Vidhan Sabha which will begin from Friday at Tapovan in Dharamsala, made a day’s halt at Jawalamukhi and performed the foundation stone laying ceremonies of projects worth Rs. 16 crore.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of additional accommodation of HPPWD rest house at Jawalamukhi to be constructed at a cost of Rs 92 lakhs. He also laid foundation stone of the Rs 2.50 crore 50 bedded civil hospital, science block of Jawalaji Degree College to cost rupees five crore and Rs 7.60 crore Mini secretariat building at Jawalamukhi.
The Chief Minster directed the authorities to complete all works in a stipulated time for which he laid foundation stones today. He said that Congress was another name of development and the State was given added attention by the successive senior congress leaders at the Centre and the State.
Shri Sanjay Rattan, local MLA welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister and thanked him for performing the foundation stones of the project worth 16 crore in his home segment. Referring to the development of the area, he said that the development had completely come to a halt during the previous government and the area was totally neglected due to lack of co-ordination of the then MLA and the then Chief Minister. The people of the area had witnessed many up and downs and generally the constituency was represented for a long time by the independent MLAs. He said the people of the area bestowed their faith in congress and their hopes rest upon Shri Virbhadra Singh for development.
He also placed-forth the local demands of the area the main being setting up of Tehsil Welfare office, electrical division, sub-divisonal Police office (SDPO) and the CT Scan facility on PPP mode.
Earlier, the Chief Minister paid obeisance at Mata Jawalamukhi temple. Sudhir Sharma, Urban Development Minister, Shri Nand Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Shri Sushil Rattan, Vice-Chairman, HP State Freedom Fighters Welfare Board, Ex-MLA Shri Mela Ram Sabar, Shri Prem Kaushal, Chairman APMC, Hamirpur, Shri Surinder Mankotia, Vice-Chairman, HP Employees and other Workers Welfare Board, Shri C. Paulrasu, Deputy Commissioner were also present on the occasion amongst the senior officers of the district.