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Govt being run by Jai Ram Thkaur, not RSS: Minister

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Criticising state Congress chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu for his statement of government being run by Rashtriya Swavamsevak Sangh (RSS) and there are four Chief Ministers, Industries Minister Bikram Singh Thakur said he might be day-dreaming.

“The government in Himachal Pradesh is being run by CM Jai Ram Thakur, who has been elected for fifth consecutive term,” he said.

He said Thakur was given the responsibility of the CM’s post based on his vast experience by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah and party high command.

“Even senior BJP leaders of Himachal had also appreciated the decision of the party high command and they are extending full supporting to CM,” he said.
He said the government under the leadership of Jai Ram Thakur is dedicated to fulfill the aspirations of the people of the state and is making sincere efforts to perform its best for their welfare.

“The functioning of the CM is being appreciated by all sections of the society and entire administration is working with utmost honesty and full dedication to implement the developmental works,” he said, adding perhaps state Congress chief is day dreaming that the CM is not getting support from his own party.

Industries minister said it is due to efforts of the CM that developmental projects amounting to around Rs 6,000 crore have been sanctioned by the Central government for the state in just seven months, which is a record in itself.

Responding to allegations regarding resentment amongst the senior BJP leaders, he said Sukhwinder Singh Thakur must not forget that his party has been witnessing factionalism and infighting for a long time. “Even former CM Virbhadra Singh has been constantly challenging his capability to lead the Congress party in the state,” he said.

However, it is the culture of the BJP to give respect to the senior leaders and there is nothing wrong if the CM discusses developmental issues with the senior leaders of the party. Bikram Singh Thakur said last seven months tenure of the state government has witnessed good governance, unprecedented development in all spheres and more importantly, it has been able to win the faith of people of the state.

“Congress leaders seem to be frustrated over the popularity of the BJP government in the state and have nothing to say against it which is resulting baseless allegations, just to mislead the people of the state,” he added.