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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.

Naldehra to be promoted as ‘International Golf Course’ : CM

Naldehra golf course built under the supervision of Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon in early 1900’s is to be promoted as ‘International Golf Course’ venue. The state government has already made available the required land to expand it further. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh also holding the portfolio of tourism, stated this in a written statement tabled in the assembly recently.

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“The state government has after all taken measures to expand this golf course to make it fit for international events. Steps have been taken to expand it from nine holes to eighteen holes as the land for this course is being acquired by the department”, Mr. Singh said disclosing that ample land is available around it.

The matter was also raised by former Transport Minister, Mahender Singh Thakur in the state assembly.

Surrounded by thick groves of Himalayan Deodar, it is a favorite camping site at Mashobra, outskirts of the Shimla town. The golf course is one of the oldest and most scenic in the country. Mr. Curzon named it after the name of his third daughter, Alexandra Naldehra.

Initially a 9 hole course, the Naldehra golf course was now expanded to 18 holes, and further expansion has been planned to make the course at par with the best in the country.

The Naldehra Club measures 4,285 yards. It is a preferred lie course that comprises 10 Par 4’s; 6 Par 3’s and 2 Par 5’s to complete the Par 68 course. The front and the back 9 are equally divided into 5 Par 4’s; 3 Par 3’s and 1 Par 5 each. The longest hole on the course is the Par 5, 431 yards 6th hole with the shortest being the Par 3, 117 yards 14th.

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