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RSS not controlling my govt, says Himachal CM

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said it is a false impression that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is controlling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s working in state.
“Sangh is a guiding force. It neither imposes restrictions, nor makes any requests. A false impression being created by some people that government is working under RSS pressure,” he told media persons in an informal chat.

The new CM, who took oath of office on 27 December, 2017, said he was not in a hurry to take decisions. “It’s a new government. We are studying the internal working. We will take some time,” he said.
“I am a low profile worker. I work silently, which sometimes people don’t notice,” he hastened to add.

Thakur said that the BJP government will go for appointments of chairmen and vice chairmen, but in a limited number. “A number of fellowmen in the party have worked hard to bring BJP into power in HP. They need to be rewarded. But we will not do any unnecessary appointments,” he said.

The CM said that the government had formed a committee to appoint the Additional and Deputy Advocate Generals as per the guidelines of Court. “The court guidelines were for Punjab. But we are following them here also,” he said.

Thakur, who met the chairman of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), said the government will discuss the pending issues of HP’s share in BBMB projects with the Board shortly. “It’s good that the BBMB chairman, DK Sharma, is now from HP. He will understand the issues better,” he said.