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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.

HPCC President to lay metro rail line between Nadaon, Palampur and Dharamshala

After appointing as new Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee  Chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, sought laying of new metro rail line between Nadaon, Palampur and Dharamshala.

Mr. Sukhu took up the matter with Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal at New Delhi yesterday. He also emphatically raised the matter for providing one time budget for Una – Talwara, Chandigarh – Baddi and Bilaspur – Bhanupali proposed rail lines. He urged the Union Railway Minister to expedite the work on railway extension arguing that it was very urgent for sustaining growth of tourism and industry in the state. “The land transport and roads are only means of transportation in this hill state and increasing fleet is putting extra pressure on the road which require immediate extension of railway network to decongest and reduce the burden on the limited infrastructure”,  HPCC president asserted.

In a HPCC statement released yesterday, Mr. Sukhu claimed that Mr. Bansal assured every possible step for the extension of railway in the hill state. The release also said, “Union Railway Minister assured to convene a meeting of ministerial staff early to sympathetically concede the demand raised by HPCC president”.

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