Now Congress flays govt for nod to trade fair in Nurpur

Now Congress flays govt for nod to trade fair in Nurpur

After the local business community, the Kangra district Congress has come out in opposition of the state government for granting permission to a month-long trade fair at the Chogan ground in Nurpur from October 5. - File photo

Nurpur, September 29

After the local business community, the Kangra district Congress has come out in opposition of the state government for granting permission to a month-long trade fair at the Chogan ground in Nurpur from October 5. Ajay Mahajan, president of the district unit, said here today that organising a trade fair on the ground owned by the state Youth Services and Sports Department was incomprehensible as the Covid threat was still not over.

He alleged that the government was risking the lives of area residents and also playing with the interests of the local trading community, which was already in financial distress due to the pandemic. He also questioned local MLA and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rakesh Pathania as to what was the compulsion to allow rent-free usage of his department’s property to private players. “Ironically, the state government had not allowed any trade activity at the state-level Janmashtami Festival in Nurpur last month and also declined the same during the week-long Kullu Dasehra celebrations, commencing on October 15. Eyebrows were raised after permission for organising the trade fair was accorded by the administration,” he quipped. — OC

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Army chopper crashes in Tamil Nadu; CDS Gen Rawat on board

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, wife among 13 dead as IAF chopper crashes in Tamil Nadu

Lone survivor under treatment at Military Hospital in Wellin...

Bipin Rawat — An outstanding, forthright military commander with vision of tri-service synergy

Bipin Rawat — An outstanding, forthright military commander with vision of tri-service synergy

As India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Rawat was taske...

Chopper crash: Burning bodies in misty Western Ghats forest numb people with disbelief

Chopper crash: Burning bodies in misty Western Ghats forest numb people with disbelief

Eyewitness accounts said hearing ‘something like a boom’ and...

CDS Rawat chopper crash: Mi17V5 is advanced transport helicopter with IAF since 2012

CDS Rawat chopper crash: Mi17V5 is advanced transport helicopter with IAF since 2012

Manufactured by Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary Kazan, the h...

Cities

View All