Minister for Industries, Information and Public Relations Mukesh Agnihotri 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 talking to mediapersons at Una, Agnihotri 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.

Minister 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.