Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday lamented lack of support from leaders and social organizations of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on various issues including Global Investors Meet.
Thakur’s complaint mainly seemed to be aimed at opposition Congress party’s criticism of the government on Global Investors meet for which he didn’t find any support from leaders of Kangra district.
The state government had been cornered by Congress party which was terming the event as wasteful expenditure and had been criticizing Thakur government time and again on the issue.
Thakur raised the issue of lack of support in Kangra district during a meeting with a delegation of Dharamshala Hoteliers Association who had come to invite him for an event that would be organized in summer this year.
“Our government had organized two events of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dharamshala twice in two years. The Global Investors Meet was also organized in Dharamshala which might not have benefitted other parts of the state but Dharamshala has certainly benefitted from it as it was highlighted on the world map,” he said.
He was peeved over the criticism and counter of opposition’s allegations against his government which organized such a mega event that had fetched investment proposals worth over Rs 96,000 crore.
In his interaction, he further stated that Dharamshala people should acknowledge that an opportunity was provided them and the government was further taking up the issue of expansion of Kangra airport.
“At least you should have supported the state government but no one came forward to counter and support us,” he said, adding no political leader from Kangra also countered Congress’ criticism of the government.
He, however, assured the hoteliers association of all possible help for the tourism-related event. It is worthwhile to mention here that Thakur had faced protest at Baijnath in Kangra district on Wednesday from the students of Pharmacy College, Jogindernagar in Mandi district who were angry over the delay in taking over the private institute.
The agitation had resulted in a scuffle with police and CM’s security staff and the cops had to use force to disperse the agitating students.