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Posted at: Dec 6, 2018, 12:08 AM; last updated: Dec 6, 2018, 12:08 AM (IST)

Doon airport to be named after Atal

Dehradun, December 5

The Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution on naming the Jollygrant airport after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The resolution, tabled in the House by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant, was passed by voice vote in the absence of Opposition members.

The resolution will now be sent to the Centre for its approval.

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, had given its nod to a proposal to name the airport after Vajpayee at a meeting here last month. 

The decision had ignited a controversy with former Chief Minister Harish Rawat objecting to it on the ground that a proposal to name the airport after Adi Guru Shankaracharya had already been moved during his tenure.                

However, the CM had defended his Cabinet decision, saying he was not aware of any such proposal being mooted by previous government. 

12,000 got jobs in 5 yrs

Over 12,000 persons were provided jobs over the last five years in Uttarakhand, the Assembly was told Wednesday. Of the 9,24,511 unemployed persons, registered at employment exchanges in the state, around 12,747 had got jobs. This was stated by Skill Development Minister Harak Singh Rawat.  PTI 


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