by DKODING Staff__
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Dharamshala to commemorate the completion of one year of BJP’s government in Himachal Pradesh.
The BJP organized a Vishaal Jan Aabhaar Rally on the occasion, where Modi released a booklet titled Maandar Prayaas Ka, Ek Saal Vikas Ka that sought to inform people on the achievements of the BJP government in the past year for the state.
During his address, Modi praised the state government under Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for its work for rural development, tackling the water crisis, skill development and other youth-oriented schemes. He mentioned how Himachal Pradesh was being given Rs 21,000 crore in the previous government, while under the present dispensation, it was getting Rs 72,000 crore.
Modi further talked about the talks with soft drink companies to include 5% natural fruit juice in drinks like Pepsi and Fanta, which will generate good income for farmers. On infrastructure, Modi informed the audience about Rs 26,000 crore of infrastructure projects currently underway in the state. He cited increase in tourism figures – 1 crore foreign tourist visits in 2017 over 70 lakh in 2013 and US$ 27 billion in tourist spends in 2017 over US$ 18 billion in 2013. Congratulating the HP government on the home stays initiative, Modi mentioned that more than 80,000 home stays had been registered online.
As would be expected, Modi attacked the Congress on several issues. He said that the Congress government fooled army personnel on one rank one pension (OROP) by allocating only Rs 500 crore. In comparison, Modi claimed that the present government had given Rs 12,000 crore in four installments.
He also accused the Congress party on false promises of loan waivers, citing that farmers in Punjab hadn’t been given a single penny so far.
The Congress Party has chosen to observe the day as Nikamma Diwas. The state unit presented documents of “scams” and “failures” of the state government along with a “charge sheet” containing allegations on inefficient government to the Governor.