Cong: Drastic increase in unemployment during Dhumal regime

Nov 02 2012, 05:45 IST
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SummaryHimachal Congress on Thursday alleged that the number of unemployed people has gone up to 16 lakh in the state of 68 lakh population during the Dhumal’s regime.

Himachal Congress on Thursday alleged that the number of unemployed people has gone up to 16 lakh in the state of 68 lakh population during the Dhumal’s regime.

Addressing a joint press conference, re-inducted Congress leader Vijay Singh Mankotia and party’s candidate from Dharamsala Sudhir Sharma blamed the BJP government for the rise in unemployment.

“The number of unemployed registered or otherwise have gone up to 16 lakh in the state of 68 lakh population in Dhumal’s regime,” Mankotia said.

He alleged that Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal “deliberately” cut down funds for Kangra district’s development because of political enmity with his party’s senior leader Shanta Kumar.

“Shanta’s group people have given in writing to the BJP high command that Dhumal and his son (Hamirpur MP) Anurag are leading the most corrupt government in India,” Mankotia alleged.

Mankotia also talked in length about the CD imbroglio involving him and senior party leader Virbhadra Singh.

He said that CD related “enmity” between him and Virbhadra has been buried outside the court.

Mankotia said that Virbhadra when first time rang him, said that “jo pichey hua main dafna dena chahta hoon (I want to bury what happened in past).”

Mankotia said he too responded saying, “Saheb aap do kadam aage chalen to main dus kadam chalunga (If you take two steps I will walk 10).”

Mankotia also distributed a list with details of alleged properties of Dhumal and his son in Jalandhar, Goraya, Phillaur (all in Punjab), New Delhi and Dharmsala which he raised during the last 5 years.

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