Himachal CM blames Centre for rise in pulses price

Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for the skyrocketing prices of pulses.

Addressing a public meeting at Rekong Peo in Kinnaur district, some 250 km from the state capital, he said it has become difficult for the common man to survive as the rate of pulses and other vegetables throughout the country have sky rocketed.

“It’s not merely by giving lectures that the political objectives could be achieved,” he said, adding the government should work for the welfare of the people.

The state government is giving a subsidy to the tune of more than Rs.250 annually on edibles and pulses to provide cheap ration to the people of the state, the chief minister said.

“The BJP has lost the faith of the people and its leaders in the state are involved in dirty and cheap politics,” he said.

The chief minister announced that primary health centre would come up in Chitkul, the last village connected by road in Kinnaur district, and announced enhancement in bed capacity of regional hospital in Reckong Peo from 100 to 200.

To promote tourism, he said the work on Hindustan-Tibet road was in progress and various link roads in the district were being maintained and widened.

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