`Punjab and Gujarat have been asked to not oppose CIP`
Supporting the demand of Uttarakhand and Himachal for extension of CIP, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said the party had asked Punjab and Gujarat governments not to oppose incentives to the two hill states.
Dehradun: Supporting the demand of
Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for extension of Concessional
Industrial Package (CIP), senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj
today said the party had asked Punjab and Gujarat governments
not to oppose incentives to the two hill states.
"We have asked these states (Punjab and Gujarat) to
make progress on the basis of what they are getting, and not
to oppose the package to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh,"
Swaraj told reporters after releasing a booklet on the
completion of one year of Nishank Government in office here.
The BJP leader said that the Centre`s decision to
curtail the CIP to the two states was "totally unjustified."
"Industries had started to come to Uttarakhand and
Himachal Pradesh keeping in view the long period of industrial
package, which was scheduled to expire in 2013. But the
Congress-led UPA government`s decision to curtail it by three
years is totally unjustified," she said.
Swaraj said that she along with party chief Nitin
Gadkari, senior party leader L K Advani and Chief Ministers of
Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh would soon meet Prime
Minister on the issue.