Himachal Pradesh session from today, likely to be stormy affair

Pratibha Chauhan

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 9

The five-day winter session of the Himachal Vidhan Sabha beginning tomorrow at Dharamsala is likely to be a stormy affair with the Congress all set to take on the BJP-led government as it completes four years later this month. The 4-0 victory registered by the Congress in the recent bypolls has provided it the much-needed impetus. The session, which will have a total of five sittings, will conclude on December 15.

The Congress is likely to raise the issue of ongoing protest by police personnel seeking revised pay scales. With the matter affecting over 5,000 cops and their families, the Congress will ensure that the issue echoes in the House much to the discomfiture of the BJP.

A senior Congress MLA alleged, "The inept handling of the issue has only exposed poor governance and lack of administrative skills in the BJP regime." The Congress is also likely to corner the government over the state's "poor fiscal health and its failure to generate employment avenues".

The party may also seek details of investments in the state since the 2019 Global Investors Meet. It will also attack the BJP regime at the Centre for failing to provide any financial stimulus despite the PM often referring to Himachal as his "second home".

The Bharatiya Janata Party will try to counter the Congress by highlighting its efforts in making Himachal the first state to have vaccinated its entire eligible population with both doses of Covid vaccine.

The party will also take credit of making AIIMS-Bilaspur operational. Some important Bills, including the one to pave way for appointment of a retired High Court judge as Lokayukta, are likely to be tabled.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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