The Congress has fulfilled its promise of providing unemployment allowance and resources will be raised to meet the expenditure to be incurred on this account, said Transport Minister GS Bali while participating in a debate on the 2017-18 Budget proposals in the Vidhan Sabha.
India has a federal structure and the only way Himachal could progress was if both ruling and Opposition joined hands and decided to work together to get the maximum Central help.
Moreover, Bali urged Leader of the Opposition PK Dhumal not to play politics over the issue of unemployed youth.
By replying the question, Bali challenged claims of Dhumal that seats in ITIs and polytechnics were lying vacant. “That may be true in cases of private institutes which were opened in your regime,” he said. He said budgetary provisions had been made for the construction of bus stands in more than 12 places.
Participating in the debate Rajiv Bindal said the government had no fund for development as it was burdened with salaries, pensions and loan repayments.
“The Congress regime must provide unemployment allowance to every jobless youth for the entire five-year period since the promise was made in 2012 election manifesto,” he said while terming the CM’s announcement as a big drama.
Bindal said while the losses in public sector undertakings were mounting. “The opening of HP Beverage Ltd is another scam as it has been set up despite revenue loss to the government,” he said. He said crores of rupees had been spent to engage eminent lawyers from Delhi to fight cases.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Rajesh Dharmani accused the BJP of indulging in discordant politics. “The BJP always plays up the communal, casteist and regional card to divide people for its petty political gains,” he said.
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