Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday dedicated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth over Rs. 80 crore in Sullah Vidhan Sabha area of Kangra district.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion at Palampur, the Chief Minister said that initially while visiting Kangra district, he was planning to perform foundation stones and inaugurations of developmental projects through video conference from Dharamshala. But it was on the request and assurance from the leaders of Kangra that they would ensure social distancing, so he decided to hold public meetings by ensuring social distancing, he added.
Thakur said that to start economic activities in the State, the Government decided to start public transport and also opened all business activities, adding that people still need to ensure that they adopt all safety measures to check the spread of this virus.
He said that the opposition leaders were also trying to politicise even this pandemic crisis, adding that when he was holding meetings from his office at Shimla, these leaders alleged that the Chief Minister was avoiding meeting the people of the State.
But now when he is out on tour to Kangra, the same leaders are alleging the Chief Minister for defying social distancing norms, he added.
The Chief Minister said the Centre and State Government has dedicated several schemes for the people of the Country and State which include Ayushman Bharat, HIMCARE, Ujjawala yojna and Grihini Suvidha Yojna, housing schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna, Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi yojna, Social Security Pension, Sahara Yojna, Jan Dhan Yojna etc.
He assured the people of the area that all the developmental demands of the people of the area would be considered sympathetically.