Shimla, March 13 – BJP holds agitation against closing down of institutions by Cong
The State unit of BJP today held an agitation to protest against the closing down of institutions opened by the previous government. The protest street meeting was presided by Leader of Opposition Jairam Thakur along with former Assembly Speaker Vipin Parmar, BJP General Secretary Rakesh Jamwal, District President Vijay Parmar, former Ministers Suresh Bhardwaj, Sanjay Sood and Ravi Mehta.
Jairam Thakur said that Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu closed down public institutions by unleashing vendetta politics. Ever since they took over power, this Congress government is only doing the work of closing down the institutions.
He said that since last 25 years, never has been such an atmosphere of despair been noted in the state. “That the swearing-in of the Congress government took place on December 11, 2022 and from December 12, this government started working with revenge,” he added.
Thakur said that more than 620 government institutions have been closed in the state, 19 degree colleges and 286 schools have been closed.
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Thakur claimed that their government had opened all these institutions to favour the poor, whereas this Congress government is closing them, thereby meaning that they is not in favour of the poor. He said that on one hand this government talks about a system change; wherein Himachal being a small state, what was the need to have a Deputy Chief Minister here,” questioned the former CM.
Perhaps in the name of change, the Chief Minister is busy giving cabinet rank posts to his fellow friends and party leaders. Many are still awaiting for their postings, commented Thakur.
He alleged that the situation of the government in Himachal Pradesh is not looking stable, as their own party MLAs are speaking against own government. Number of workers including former mayor Kusum Sadrate, Karan Nanda, Pyar Singh, Daisy Thakur, Rajesh Sharda, Jitendra Botka, Dinesh Thakur participated in the Aakrosh rally.