Himachal This Week
The Congress is gearing up to make demonetisation a major election issue and has directed chief ministers and ministers of all Congress ruled states besides state, district and block level leaders to reach Delhi on January 11. The Congress aims at cornering the Centre on demonetisation by highlighting the plight of common men during fifty days. Political observers feel that the occasion would also be used to feel the pulse of party men on the issue of handing over reins of the party to Rahul Gandhi. The Congress party would also hand over memorandum to the President through Deputy Commissioners at district level on January 7 in the state. Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Sukhwinder Sukhu held a party meeting in Shimla to discuss the issue of demonetisation with partymen. He alleged that BJP leaders have signed Rs. Rs. 15 crore land deals in Shimla, Solan and Bilaspur. Why the BJP leaders are silent whether they recieved this money before demonetisation or not, asked HPCC president. The AICC convener Nirmal Singh said that Congress workers must aware general people about losses suffered due to demonetisation.
Uncertainity over Amit Shah’s Visit
The proposed visit of BJP national president Amit Shah to Himachal can be canceled in the wake of announcement of assembly elections in five states. The BJP national executive meeting in Delhi will discuss the strategy for upcoming elections besides chalking out a plan to popularise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s people friendly policies implemented during NDA’s two years rule. The party sources said that Amit Shah’s proposed visits to Nalagarh and Kangra can be canceled. A formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made shortly.
January 7th, 2017