Congress wants stone of rest house reinstalled

Congress wants stone of rest house reinstalled

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Our Correspondent

Nurpur, October 16

Kangra district Congress president and former MLA Ajay Mahajan today said that the party would hold a protest at the office of the Executive Engineer, Public Works Department (PWD), if the foundation stone of the PWD rest house at Suliali in Nurpur was not reinstalled within the next fortnight. Interestingly, Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania inaugurated the rest house on Tuesday.

Mahajan said that the Congress had no objection to the official inauguration of the rest house by the minister, who is also the local MLA, but it resented the autocratic manner in which its foundation stone that was laid by former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in January 2017 in his presence as the sitting MLA, had been removed.

He said that it seemed the BJP believed in the culture of removing foundation stones laid during the previous Congress government. He added that the removal of the foundation stone of the Atal Tunnel that Sonia Gandhi had laid in June 2010 was condemnable.

Mahajan said the Congress would be happy if the work was started on various projects announced by the Forest Minister for Nurpur in the past three years. He added that so far no progress had been made on any project announced by the BJP government but the projects that were launched during the previous Congress government were being inaugurated.

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