Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing public meeting at Chaproh in Kutlehar assembly constituency of Una district, today said that it had been long since any Congress candidate had won elections from Kutlehar, the reasons being lack of unity and leg pulling amongst the Congress candidates. Time had come to analyse the reasons, he said adding that a ray of hope had emerged after the Panchayat elections, where large number of Congress affiliated candidates had won the elections.
He said that the people need to support the candidate to whom the party gives ticket. It has been observed that in Kutlehar constituency, the people go against the candidate to whom the ticket is allotted, which was a wrong practice. The Chief Minister said that the seat was open for both men and women candidates and the time would tell who would represent the constituency. He exhorted congress men to follow the concept of ‘One for all and all for one’, forgetting personal rivalries. The rebels needed to be dealt strictly and the discipline within the party would be maintained at all cost. He said the party would, if need be, go for a new face for contesting elections from this constituency.If someone takes my opinion, I will say that a new young face would be a better option, may be male or female, he said. He said that the people have to be aware of the rebels inside the party and work unitedly for ensuring the welfare and development of the area.
ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE BY CM
• He announced sub-Tehsil for Bihru-Kalan,
• Upgradation of Primary Health Centre Thana Kalan to Community Health Centre,
• Upgradation of High School Balh, Budhwar, Sanhal, to Senior Secondary Schools,
• Upgradation of Government Primary School, Jogi-Panga and Handola and Chaproh to Middle Schools
• Upgradation of Middle School Saili, Harot to High School,
• Announced 25 hand-pumps for the area.
He said a provision of Rs 38 crore was being made for improvements of the roads.Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Primary Health Building at Lathiani completed with an outlay of Rs. 82.60 lakh. He also inaugurated additional accommodation of OPD building of Primary Health Centre at Thana Kalan completed with a cost of Rs.86 lakh, inaugurated bridge over Bharmot Khud completed with an outlay of Rs. 84.04 lakh He also laid foundation stone of widening and improvement of Bangana to Shanthala road to cost Rs.8.60 crore.Industries Minister Shri Mukesh Agnihotri while welcoming the Chief Minister said that since 1985 the Kutlehar Congress remained on back-foot and to overcome the stagnation, the Kutlehar Congress men had to stay united. He said that time had come to put such a face in elections, which should be supported by one and all. He said that the dreams of the opposition to dethrone the Chief Minister since the last three years have fallen flat. He said that time and again it was being reported that the Chief Minister had few days in office, since last three years since the Congress came to power the BJP was conspiring to oust Chief Minister, but Shri Virbhadra Singh faced all the opposition firmly and had stood clean giving epileptic fits to the opposition in despair.He also supported the demands of the area including creation of sub-tehsil for Bhidu-Kalan and upgradation of PHC Thana-Kalan besides other demands.
Chairman, State Finance Commission, Shri Kuldeep Kumar, who is also MLA from Chintpurni assembly segment also spoke on the occasion.DCC President, Shri Virendar Dharmani exhorted the people to stay united, he said that instead of personal preference of candidates, the people of Kutlehar assembly segment should unite under the banner of Congress party and not give preference to individuals. He said that this was the main reason why the Congress candidate was not able to bag the Kutlehar seat from last many years as people were divided over the choice of candidates. Vice-Chairman, State Disaster Management Authority, Shri Rajinder Rana, Former Deputy Speaker, Shri Ramnath Sharma, Block Congress President, Shri Ravinder Fauji, Secretary PCC, Shri Vivek Sharma,Member, Zila Parishad, Member, Ms. Urmila Devi, BDC, Chairperson, Ms. Meena Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Shri Yunus Khan, SP Shri Anupam Sharma were also present on the occasion amongst others.