BJP leader and Hamirpur Parliamentarian Anurag Thakur has blamed the Virbhadra Singh led government for stalling the development of the state and now as the Himachal Elections 2017 is near the Chief Minister is on inauguration spree and making various announcements only to woo electorates.

Anurag Thakur said that the last minute announcements are showcasing Congress Government’s desperation to woo electorates. Hamirpur parliamentarian claimed that the Chief Minister had made around 1600 announcements in his present tenure and out of which there is no update on around 1300 announcements.

Member Parliament questioned what Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his government was doing in last five years. Thakur said

“Now with elections approaching, the CM is making all sorts of announcements just to disguise the public and earn brownie points. However, had he spent time with people he would have known that they will not fall prey to his false announcements anymore and he cannot befool them with any of his desperate tactics now.”

He claimed the Chief Minister was busy in managing his court cases and the State has impacted negatively and gone 10 years behind in terms of development. Thakur commented

“This attitude clearly highlights that since 5 years, CM was busy taking care of his welfare and managing his corruption court cases and could not attend to public welfare. However, the fear of loosing this election has sent shivers down his spine and now he is running in all directions making frivolous announcements. It is extremely unfortunate that most of the announcements made by CM over the past 5 years has seen negligible results on ground be it in the field of education, public work, healthcare, travel or tourism.”

Anurag Thakur also found faults with the government recent decision of slashing VAT on petrol and diesel and claimed that by reducing tax by meager 1 percent, which in comes to 52 paisa on petrol and 43 paisa diesel, the state government has failed to pass on the benefits to the common people. He said the government has taken decision only after the Union Government direction, and if Virbhadra Government was concerned about the welfare of the public it would have lowered a significant amount of VAT like Gujarat or Maharashtra.

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