Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh targeted opposition BJP and blamed it for politicizing Central University issue.
In his address at Jawalamukhi, Chief Minister said that the BJP favoured that the University should have two separate campuses one at Dehra and other at Dharamsala and just because of it, the institute was sandwiched between cheap politics. He rued
“they were playing politics for the heck of it and wanted the major part of the University to be in Hamirpur assembly segment at Dehra as it was a part of it and later opined to have two campuses”
He, however, made clear not to allow two campus of the university at distance apart and sought union Government intervention to take a final decision on the same.
The Chief Minister, on his way to Dharamshala for attending winter session of Vidhan Sabha, announced opening of Sub-divisional police officers (SDPO) office at Jawalamukhi and up-gradation of Government Middle School Amb Salhettar, Bandol, Dol (Kathog) and Chaukath. He also announced CT Scan facility on PPP Mode in Civil hospital Jawalamukhi.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of additional accommodation of HPPWD rest house at Jawalamukhi to be constructed at a cost of Rs 92 lakhs. He also laid foundation stone of the Rs 2.50 crore 50 bedded civil hospital, science block of Jawalaji Degree College to cost rupees five crore and Rs 7.60 crore Mini secretariat building at Jawalamukhi.
The Chief Minster directed the authorities to complete all works in a stipulated time for which he laid foundation stones today.
Chief Minster was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival at Dharamsala. On his arrival at the local police stadium, the Chief Minister was welcomed by Transport Minister G.S Bali, who along with hundreds of followers had queued along both sides of the roads leading to Kacheri.