Jan 10 2013, 6:26am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
Dharamsala, Jan 10 — BJP leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday took exception to the reported move of the state government to stop offering ration card holders free bags that carry photographs of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
"The government should not set a wrong precedent by destroying the ration bags carrying Vajpayee's picture or changing the name of Atal Swasthya Seva (a free ambulance service also named after the former prime minister)," Dhumal said in the state assembly here.
"When our government comes in future, we will again change the names (of schemes and projects named after Congress leaders)," he said while participating in the motion of thanks on governor's address.
"The Congress had made several poll promises, including an unemployment allowance to the youth. The government must fulfil this promise now," he added.
The previous Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state launched a scheme Aug 15 last year, under which a free carry bag was provided to every ration card holder for carrying goods.
The bag prominently carries the photo of BJP veteran Vajpayee.
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at email@example.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.
blog comments powered by Disqus