Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the previous BJP government cheated the people of the state by making false promises and tall claims in a bid to retain power.
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was interacting with the media at Shimla on returning from New Delhi on Tuesday.
The chief minister said that the BJP government in the last about six months of its tenure opened over 900 institutions without making any budgetary provisions.
“It would require over Rs 5,000 crore to effectively make these institutions functional,” he said, adding that not only this, the BJP government, after facing crushing defeat in bye-elections, reduced VAT on diesel and petrol just to befool the people.
Sukhu said that now the same leaders were making a hue and cry over the nominal increase made by the incumbent state government in VAT of diesel.
“The state government was forced to take this decision to generate income sources as it has inherited a financial burden of Rs 75,000 crore from the previous BJP government due to its financial mismanagement,” he added.
The chief minister said that it was strange that the posts of chief Parliamentary secretaries were created by the BJP government and now the same leaders were questioning the present government’s decision to appoint the CPSs.
He advised the BJP leaders to have patience as the people of the state have given a massive mandate in favour of the Congress party.