Rahul congratulates Virbhadra on completing 4 yrs as CM

Dharamshala, December 25
On the successful completion of four years in office as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, octogenarian leader Virbhadra Singh was greeted by AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi congratulated the state government for completing four successful years in office during a public meeting which took place yesterday in the Police Ground. The Congress vice-president said Virbhadraji has been serving the people of this state for the last five decades and deserves a big round of applause. The Chief Minister while addressing the Congress Maha Rally said the rally was a report card of development and progress made by the state during the past four years, he said, adding that it was the Congress party in the country as well as the State which ensured the socio-economic development of the people. He credited the development of the State to successive Congress governments. Singh said Himachal topped the list of big states’ category in the field of education and inclusive development, which was a big feat for a small state which was emerging big. The Chief Minister also flashed back at the developmental journey of the state, citing that the state which only had three km of roads in 1948 was now having a wide network of 37,000 km road. During the past four years, 1,721 km of motorable roads and 180 bridges were constructed in the state.
Singh said that government had opened 42 colleges and 1329 schools during the last four years and had created 5608 posts of different categories in education department.
He said demonetisation of currency had affected the economical progress and has led to inconvenience to people of the country. He termed the decision of demonetisation of currency ”unthoughtful”.

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