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Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh turned table on opposition BJP today indicating that he was implicated in false cases on behest of its leaders. Mr. Singh who was addressing a public gathering in his assembly segment in this district alleged that BJP leaders of this hill state had always indulged in playing divisive politics. Charging saffron party for tactic he said that its leaders were trying to implicate him in false cases. Expressing confidence that recent CBI probe would not damage him at all stating that rather than harming his reputation these cases made me stronger, octogenarian leader asserted. ”I am sure that propaganda and cheap tactics would not last longer as truth prevails in the end” he said adding that citizens of this nation are well educated and would not become an easy prey of such tactics. Advising BJP leaders to shun mean character assassination Mr. Singh said they should accept the truth that incumbent congress rule is committed for all-round and speedy development of the entire state. Chief minister charged that his government had lodged cases against State Cricket Association led by BJP member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur Mr. Anurag Thakur as during last BJP rule valuable land worth crores of rupees was handed over to the cricket body to raise five star hotels and cricket stadium at Dharamsala. Mr. Singh said that this land was shown barren after axing hundreds of trees standing on it. Overnight HPCA was converted to a company comprising of 25 members most of them are kith and kin of the former Chief Minsiter Prem Kumar Dhumal. He has demanded that HPCA should be registered under the co-operative act.

Administration conducts public hearing into 775mw SJVNL Luhri project


Shimla: District Administration Shimla today conducted public hearing into Rs 4598 Crore proposed 775MW Satluj Jal Vidhut Nigam Limited project at Luhri in which 500 people took part.

ADM Shimla Mann Singh presided the hearing while SDM Rampur Rana Pritpal Singh and Managing Director of Luhri Project of SJVN S.K.Sharma was present on this occasion. Local people called the hearing a step taken in hurry and lack of proper pre-publicity urged to re-conduct it again. They alleged that incomplete Environment Impact Assessment Report (EIA) was presented during the hearing.

Giving detail of this project, S.K.Sharma said that run-of-river project would come up on Satluj Basin and 400 mw Rampur project of SJVNL is likely to generate power worth Rs 800 crore per annually. It would have diversion dam having gravity wall of 86 meters height at Nithar and dam would be stretched 6.8 kiolmeter in length from the dam wall. The project would be spanned in 3600 bigha land of Kullu, Shimla and Mandi district, which would displace 37 families and effective land loser of 2337 households. It is being made on the basis of ‘twin headrace tunnel’ having diameter of 9 meters each and total length of 38.14 km each beginning from dam site at Nirath to power station site Moraola, 10 km above Tatapani in Suni area of Shimla district.

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