By-election : HP CM Jai Ram Thakur starts campaign for Lok Sabha by-election

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Mandi, HP, Aug 30 : While claiming that the state was getting its adequate shares under various schemes and projects from the central government, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched a a major attack on Congress for remaining busy only to criticise the BJP for nothing.

Addressing a massive gathering at Kotli in Mandi district today, he gave a clarion call to the people of the district to rally behind the party in the coming By-election to Mandi Lok Sabha seat where the election would be held shortly.

He said that the late MP Ram Swaroop Sharma had done a lot for the constituency and the same tempo would be maintained by the person who would be fielded by the party from the seat.

Jai Ram Thakur said that not even a single PPE kit was prepared in India, but due to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today over 6 lakh PPE kits were being prepared per day in the country.

He said that it was unfortunate that a few leaders were trying to politicize even this sensitive issue. He reminded the Congress leaders that despite the fact that they remained in power for over fifty years, there were only 50 ventilators in the State.

The Chief Minister said that the State of Himachal Pradesh has achieved the target of cent percent first dose vaccination. He said that with this the State has become the first state in the country to achieve this unique feat.

Thakur said that on the request of the State Government, the Prime Minister provided 500 ventilators to the State and today the State has about 800 ventilators. Similarly, there were only two oxygen plants in the State during the last fifty years and today as many as 28 oxygen plants were being established in the State, out of which 12 have already been established, he added.

Chief Minister said that the three and a half years tenure of the present State Government has been full of achievements and accomplishments. He said that almost every area of the State has witnessed unparalleled development during this period. He said that despite the Corona pandemic, the State Government has ensured that the pace of development goes uninterrupted. He said that credit for this goes to the active and wholehearted support of the people of the State, which was a big source of inspiration and encouragement.

Thakur announced opening of SDM office at Kotli soon to facilitate the people of the area.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 12 developmental projects worth Rs. 80 crore which includes the inauguration of Rs. 16.66 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme Roda Nallah Satahan in Gram Panchayat Lagdhar under Jal Jeevan Mission, Rs. 5.42 crore Rural Livelihood Centre building Sadyana and Rs. 58 lakh veterinary hospital building at Bir.

Jai Ram Thakur laid foundation stones of Rs. 18.37 crore source level and improvement of lift water supply scheme Kathwari and its adjoining villages in Gram Panchayat Bir, Bari, Gumanoo, Sadhyana, Sehli, Sai, Kasan, Sadoh and Tamroh in tehsil Sadar under Jal Jeevan Mission, Rs. 5.08 crore replacement of GI pipe in Gram Panchayat Nichla Lot, Baggi, Sehli, Sai and Kasan under NABARD, Rs. 4.57 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme Srian Patron and Lift Water Supply Scheme Randhara under ADB, Rs. 15.37 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme in Gram Panchayat Bhargaon, Kotli, Chanyara, Upparli Surari and Khalanoo, Rs. 12 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme Chambi, Jola, Jhal, Padhiun in Gram Panchayat Talyar, Padhiun and Sain.

He also performed Bhoomi pujan Rs. 58 lakh Randhara-Alathu via Chacholo road, Rs. 1.26 crore Upparla Thanout roads via Sehali, Rs. 19 lakh road to village Satahan and Rs. 92 lakh road from Banaun to Tharu and Gehra road. He also inaugurated RTPCR based Covid-19 testing facility at RFSL, CR Mandi.

Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh was fortunate that today the State was being headed by Jai Ram Thakur an able and honest leader from Mandi district. He said that this has fulfilled the long pending desire and aspiration of the people of the Mandi district.

MLA Mandi Sadar Anil Sharma while welcoming the Chief Minister to his home constituency detailed various developmental demands of the area.

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