Himachal plays key role in defence; with AIIMS in Bilaspur, state will play important role in health sector too: PM Modi : The Tribune India

Himachal plays key role in defence; with AIIMS in Bilaspur, state will play important role in health sector too: PM Modi

Development in Himachal possible as people voted BJP to power both in state, Centre: PM

Himachal plays key role in defence; with AIIMS in Bilaspur, state will play important role in health sector too: PM Modi

PM Modi during the public meeting at Luhnu ground in Bilaspur. Photo: Lalit Kumar



Tribune News Service

Pratibha Chauhan

Bilaspur, October 5

Sounding the poll bugle in election-bound hill state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it is the strength of the vote of people which had made unprecedented development possible in Himachal through the “double-engine” BJP governments at the Centre and the state. 

Modi started his address in the local Bilaspuri dialect by congratulating people on Vijayadashami and saying that he was blessed to get the blessings of Goddess Naina Devi.

He added that his regime had shed the narrow thinking of confining big schools, colleges, industries and hospitals to big cities and urban centres. He said the double-engine BJP governments had undertaken development in every sphere.

He said the state known for its valiant soldiers will now be known for advanced medical facilities with AIIMS and five new medical colleges. He added that every year the state will get more doctors and nurses.

Modi said there was immense potential for medical tourism in Himachal. “People who come to India for treatment would recuperate in the salubrious environment of the hill state,” he said.

He said the AIIMS in Himachal will be known as Green AIIMS with everything being eco-friendly. He added that Himachal is one of the four states which was chosen for setting up of a medical device park.

Considering the fact that women constitute almost half of the electorate, Modi said several of his government’s schemes were aimed at making the life of women better, be it the Ujjawala, Swach Bharat or drinking water schemes.

He also broached the issue of ‘one rank, one pension’ with a sizeable section of the families having at least one member serving in the armed forces.  

Slogans of ‘Modi-Modi’ rent the air amidst beating of drums and traditional ‘dhol-nagaras’.

JP Nadda in his address said the people of Himachal will remain indebted to the PM for dedicating AIIMS, the foundation stone of which was laid on October 30, 2017.

Nadda said Himachal was neglected by the Congress governments which even withdrew the special package given to Himachal.

Addressing the gathering, CM Jai Ram Thakur said the PM has always understood the pain and problems faced by the hill state unlike the Congress governments. 

“Projects over Rs 10,000 crore have been given to Himachal by the Centre,” said Thakur.

The CM said like rest of the nation, the trend of a government repeating will change in Himachal as well as BJP will win the Assembly polls. 

Assembly elections in Himachal will be held in November. The BJP is hoping to repeat by breaking the jinx of no government repeating in in the state.

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