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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.

Centre sanctioned additional vehicle testing station for Himachal Pradesh

Union ministry of road transport and highways has sanctioned one additional vehicle testing station for Himachal Pradesh, said Mr. G.S.Bali after meeting with Mr. Oscar Fernandes union minister of road, transport and highways in transport bhawan New Delhi today.

Mr. G. S. Bali  transport minister told that centre has released a sum of Rs. 14 crore for the vehicle testing station already sanctioned for the state and added that  one additional vehicle testing station will meet the demands of  lower areas of the state who has to travel long distance at present for vehicle testing. He said that central government will also be providing funding to the state government for developing way side amenities which will benefit mainly the motorists and tourists who have to drive long distances in hills to reach the destinations.

G. S. Bali said that union ministry has sanctioned additional 20 new ambulances to the state for providing medical facilities at national highways and added that these new 20 ambulances  will be integrated with national ambulance service to utilize them to the optimum level and increase their area of operations. He  demanded heavy duty cranes and forklift cranes to lift the vehicles who meet with accidents. He asked for four interceptors at Sirmaur, Shimla, Kangra and Mandi districts and also pleaded for crash barriers at National Highway 20 A in the state. He told that union ministry will release 12 crore rupees under CRF road funds in Nagrota Bagwan area of Kangra district.

He requested the union minister to include the state in national rural transport scheme on pilot basis and assured them that all the pending projects of the state will  be commissioned in time bound manner.

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