PM Modi addressing a public rally-Jan Aabhar Rally-in Dharamshala.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh to mark a year of the BJP government in the state. PM Modi addressed a public rally-Jan Aabhar Rally-in Dharamshala. PM Modi also released a booklet on the achievements of the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, the opposition Congress observed December 27-the first anniversary of the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh-as "Nikamma Diwas". The Congress demanded appropriate action against the BJP government by handing over documents of "scams" and "failures" of the Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh along with the "charge sheet" of allegations on inefficient government to the Governor.
The BJP had wrested power from the Congress in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections last year.
Here are the HIGHLIGHTS of PM Modi's visit to Dharamshala:
Comparing the financial incentives extended by the previous United Progressive Alliance-led Congress government at the Centre with his present government, PM Modi said during the previous government, Himachal Pradesh used to get Rs 21,000 crore. "When the BJP government came to power, I was given a chance to serve you all, and Himachal is being given Rs 71,000 crore. It has only become possible because the government of India believes that each and every penny from this amount will be spent by the Himachal government judiciously for the state's development," news agency IANS quoted the prime minister.
PM Modi also claimed that it was his BJP government that implemented the "One Rank One Pension" in "real" sense while the previous Congress government "misled" nation, news agency PTI reported.
PM Modi alleged that Congress was misleading farmers in the name of loan waiver, news agency PTI reported.
Earlier in Dharamshala today, PM Modi went through an exhibition put up by the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh to showcase the benefits of state and Centre-sponsored schemes for the general public.
In Dharamshala, PM Modi said that projects worth Rs 26,000 crore were underway in Himachal Pradesh.
The opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh submitted a "chargesheet" against the BJP government. As the BJP is celebrating a year of their government in Himachal Pradesh, Congress is observing the day as "Nikamma Diwas".
Congratulating Jai Ram Thakur on completing one year as chief minister, PM Modi said, "Himachal Pradesh is like my home. I worked here for several years for the party's organisational work."
"Himachal is land of brave soldiers, ever ready for supreme sacrifice," news agency PTI quoted PM Modi.
"I have worked here, learnt a lot travelling through state. I feel happiness seeing those I worked with become front line leaders," PM Modi said in Dharamshala.
PM Modi at the Jan Abhaar Rally in Dharamshala
PM Modi arrives in Dharamshala to mark a year of the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh.
Facing the Opposition's allegation that it has ordered closure of schools in Dharamshala to ferry children to PM Modi's rally site today, the BJP-led Himachal Pradesh government withdrew its earlier order to shut down all educational institutions in the hill town on December 27.
The Kangra district administration had earlier ordered closure of all schools and other educational institutions in Dharamshala on December 27, saying it was to ensure that school children do not get stuck up in possible traffic snarls on the rally day.
In a fresh order, issued on Tuesday, Kangra district administration said all educational institutes under the Dharmshala education block, will stay open on
PM Modi on Wednesday tweeted that he was looking forward to being in "Devbhoomi" Himachal Pradesh for the BJP rally in Dharamshala.