Dharmshala; Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur urged the people of the state to continue their whole hearted support to the government so that the pace of development goes uninterrupted. He was addressing the “Labharthi Sammalen” (Beneficiaries Conference) at Zorawar Stadium, Dharamshala in Kangra district today. While congratulating the Union government led by the PM Narendra Modi for completing 100 days in office of its second tenure, Chief Minister said this short period has ensured several historic decisions aimed towards making India one of the most developed nation.
The Central government besides ensuring India emerges as a fast mover nation, was also sympathetic and liberal towards Himachal Pradesh for its developmental needs. Jai Ram thanked the people of the State for providing wholehearted support to the BJP in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections in which the vote share of the BJP was highest in the country while in Kangra Parliamentary constituency the vote share was highest in the country at 72 percent. He said that it was for the first time in the history that the BJP candidates succeeded to get lead in all the 68 assembly constituencies of the state.
He said that all the opposition leaders were still in shock because of unprecedented victory of the BJP in the Lok Sabha. Thakur said that the State government was giving top priority for development of the Kangra district which is the biggest district of the State.Chief Minister honoured the beneficiaries of different government schemes on the occasion. Former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar said that lakhs of people had made supreme sacrifices to free the Nation from the foreign yoke. He said that even over seven decades of independence although have ensured that India progress ahead on the path of progress and prosperity, but still lot more could have been done. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre has now ensured that dream of our freedom fighters of one nation, one Constitution and one flag was achieved.
In-charge of State BJP and Health Minister of Bihar Mangal Pandey said that the first hundred days of the second tenure of the Union government had been full of achievements that had ensured that India regains its old glory and once again becomes ‘Vishwa Guru’. He said that the Union government has taken historic decision of scrapping Article 370 and 35A for making Kashmir integral part of India. The State government was also fast forging ahead to achieve the target of ‘Swarnim Himachal’. Member of Parliament Kishan Kapoor said that the State was forging ahead on the path of progress and prosperity under the able leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur who had been adjudged as second most popular Chief Minister of the country.
Local BJP leader Narinder Atwal welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. State BJP President Satpal Singh Satti, Urban Development Minister Sarveeen Chaudhary, Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, Deputy Speaker Hansraj, Vice Chairman State Planning Board Ramesh Dhawala, MLAs Rakesh Pathania, Mulk Raj Premi, Arjun Singh, Ravinder Dhiman, Rita Dhiman, Vikram Jaryal, Jai Lal and Arun Kumar, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of various Boards and Corporations were present on the occasion among others.