Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated the Combined Office building at Nurpur in district Kangra constructed at a cost of Rs. 468.29 lakhs. This building will house 19 offices benefiting the people of the area in getting various services under one roof. He also inaugurated the CT scan centre at Civil Hospital, Nurpur set up by spending Rs. 1.5 crore.
Later, addressing a public meeting at Nurpur, Mr. Virbhadra Singh said that state government was committed to provide best health facilities to the people and efforts were being made to strengthen all health institutes besides deploying adequate doctors and para-medical staff.
The Chief Minister said that his government was ensuring equal and balanced development of the state which BJP was not able to digest. He said that BJP had launched a malicious propaganda against him to divert the attention of the people from their misdeeds which were being enquired by the investigating agencies. He said that he was never going to succumb to any pressure and his humility should not be taken as his weakness.
Challenging the BJP leaders to approach the Lokayukta on the allegations being leveled against him, the Chief Minister said that as promised the government was making enquiries into the charge sheet submitted by the Congress party. The BJP leaders were feeling the heat of the on-going enquiries and had launched vicious campaign against him as they considered him the biggest threat for their political survival.
Mr. Virbhadra Singh said that Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association was given undue favours by the Dhumal government and valuable land worth crores of rupees was leased to the association merely at rupees one for hundred years. Besides, trees were axed in large numbers and residential complex was also demolished to construct stadium and other structure.
The HPCA was later converted into a company and the Dhumal family was governing it as a private property, which was not tolerable. He also expressed concern over the media trial on allegations being leveled against him by the BJP.
Chief Minister announced to upgrade government high schools, Kherian, Kot Plahri and Jaunta as senior secondary schools, government middle school, Bhugnara as government high school and Thora, Cheer and Gurchal primary schools as government middle schools. He said that government would provide all assistance to Nagar Parishad, Nurpur for constructing sulabh toilets near Civil Hospital.
He also sanctioned two parking’s for the town and said that assistance would be given for repair work of the old school being run in the fort. He said that a new college building would also be constructed at Nurpur and after shifting the college to the new building the school being run in the fort would be shifted to the present college building. He added that Nurpur was one of the historic town of the state and government would endeavor to further develop it by providing various amenities.
Mr. Ajay Mahajan, local MLA welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for speeding up the pace of development in the area which had come to stand still during BJP regime. He said that with the availability of CT scan facility the people of the area would not require to go to Pathankot or other hospitals for getting treatment.
He also said that latest medical equipments had been provided in the ICU and two ambulances were providing free service to the patients. He thanked the Chief Minister for deploying doctors and staff nurses in the hospital. He also raised the demand to set up blood bank in the Nurpur hospital. Mr. Baldev, President, Block Congress Committee, Nurpur also welcomed the Chief Minister.
Mrs. Krishna Mahajan, Chairperson, Nagar Parishad also spoke on the occasion. Mr. Sujan Singh Pathania, MPP and Agriculture Minister, Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Urban Development Minister, Mr. Neeraj Bharati, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Sanjay Rattan, MLA, Mr. Kewal Singh Pathania, Vice Chairman, H.P. State Forest Development Corporation, Mr. Chander Kumar, Ex-Minister, Mr. Kewal Singh Pathania, Ex-Minister, Mr. Ranjeet Singh Bakshi, Mr. Bodh Raj and Mr. Surender Kaku Ex MLAs and other prominent persons were also present on the occasion.