Shimla: Estranged BJP Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Kanagra Rajan Sushant today demanded construction of four new railway lines up to Tibet on China border in a memorandum submitted to Himachal Pradesh Governor.
He was accompanied by BJP General Secretary Shanti Sharma, former spokesman of BJP Baldev Singh, Japan Singh BDC member from Chamba submitted a copy of memorandum, containing number of demands. Memorandum contained demands to construct four new railway lines up to Tibet, touching international boarder with China. He sought that Pathankot-Jogindernagar railway lines should be converted into broad gauge lines and it should be further extended up to Tibet border emanating it from Mandi-Kullu, Lahual Spiti to Leh. He also stated that the world heritage Kalka-Shimla railway lines should be converted into broad gauge line, extending it up to Korick last post of India joining China boarder crossing the railway line in Parallel with Hindustan Tibet Road from Rampur and Kinnuar district.
Seeking extension of Pathankot railway lines he demanded that it should be linked from Nurpoor to Chamba district up to Tibet boarder. The Memorandum also mentioned construction of new broad gauge railway lines, Chandigarh to Ropar-Nalagharh-Baddi-Poanta Sahib-Yummna nagar Dehradun.
The MOU also mentioned resolving the disputes belong to Punjab re-originations Act by liberally giving Himachal Pradesh share in power and river resources with which state have been reportedly deprived and matter is under dispute before the Supreme Court of India. The Memorandum also mentioned of giving royalty to Himachal Pradesh in power generation after declaring power and water state assets and allowing state to setup its own power projects in the future. Lok Sabha MP also held a public meeting at Hotel Peter Hoff here yesterday to garner support from the people irrespective of party lines which was joined by large numbers