Sanjay Rattan, MLA from Jawalamukhi Constituency of Kangra district, has taken strong exception to the statement of Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal, in which he had threatened to launch an agitation throughout the state against changing names of the ongoing schemes.While addressing the Reporters at PWD Rest House at Jawalamukhi on Tuesday, Sanjay Rattan said, Dhumal should remember that it was the BJP government that had changed the name of the centrally sponsored Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojna to Atal Awas Yojna. He said it was the previous BJP government that had started the tradition of changing names of centrally sponsored schemes during its last stint in power. He said he and the people of the state respected former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. Congress MLA said that if BJP Govt had initiated any new scheme of plan with the name of any politician, Congress would have not any problem. However, it is wrong to change the names of Central schemes to heap the credit.
He said that development of Jawalamukhi was the priority of the Government and it will cover every nook and corner of the constituency. The priority of every section will be considered and will form policies and scheme which will prove beneficial to all. Sanjay Rattan said that Congress had played a pivotal role in over all development of Himachal Pradesh since its inception. He said that former Prime Ministers Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had always protected the interests of the State from time to time. He said that rapid growth of the State was ensured by Central Government’s ambitious schemes such as MNREGA, Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, National Rural Health Mission, Bharat Nirman, Pradhanmantri Gram Sarak Yojna and Indira Awas Yojna etc.