Shimla: On the eve of the winter session of Himachal Pradesh Assembly, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today attacked the UPA government for reducing the kerosene quota of the state and failing to maintain regular supply of LPG.
He said it was mainly because of mismanagement on the part of the government that regular supply of LPG was not available and people were facing acute shortage. He added that a cut in kerosene oil quota was a cruel joke with the poor people who had no other source to meet their energy requirements.
Dhumal also urged the Centre to adequately compensate the state for denial of revenue due to the ban imposed on tree felling.
Referring to recent fake certificate scam in Himachal Board of School Education, the Chief Minister said that one inquiry report has been submitted and is being studied by the government while another report was awaited. It appeared that the irregularities were going on for past several years but the government was determined to bring the guilty to the book and cleanse the Board, Dhumal added.
On the other hand Congress would have tough time cornering the ruling BJP as it’s top leadership has been accused of going soft on the BJP government. It remains to be seen would Kaul Singh Thakur after becoming Congress president for the second term would corner the BJP government or not.
The panchayat elections in the state would take place by month end and Congress would like to score points but it hardly has speakers in the assembly who can take on the government. Though there is no dearth of issues for the opposition in the state.