BJP hails Modi govt for giving a grant of Rs 40,625 cr to Himachal
BJP on Wednesday lauded Narendra Modi-led regime for rising above partisan politics to grant Rs 40,625 crore to Himachal Pradesh in the 14th Finance Commission that will help it move forward in development path and will compensate its loss due to removal of industrial package.
New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday lauded Narendra Modi-led regime for rising above partisan politics to grant Rs 40,625 crore to Himachal Pradesh in the 14th Finance Commission that will help it move forward in development path and will compensate its loss due to removal of industrial package.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government has risen above partisan politics and taken several steps to strengthen the country's federal structure of the country.
"Government's aim is inclusive development of the country irrespective of the ruling government there. This would not only benefit Himachal Pradesh but all the states," BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
Sharma, who is incharge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, said the state has been allocated this amount to retrieve the revenue losses so that the state can move forward on the path of development.
There are difficulties in raising investment and implementing development programmes due to the mountainous terrain and to overcome these difficulties the NDA government has done commendable work, he said.
Sharma said on one way it will develop infrastructure in the state and on the other it will create jobs for youth.
Noting that BJP has always been dedicated to development of Himachal Pradesh, he recalled that it was on January 7, 2003 the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA regime gave the industrial package to Himachal for ten years.
He claimed that the package to Himachal Pradesh increased more than 300 per cent and during this period Rs 12,500 crore has been invested in Himachal Pradesh and the average number of industrial units increased to 28 per cent.
"Unfortunately when the term of this package was going to complete, the previous UPA government was reluctant to pursue and state had to face the losses," he said.