Tribune News Service
Dharamsala, April 5
The Congress-dominated Dharamsala corporation was not allowed to function by the BJP government in the state. Former HPCC president Sukhwinder Sukhu and former minister and AICC secretary Sudhir Sharma said that the BJP government had been blaming the Congress-dominated corporation for lack of development in Dharamsala in the last three years.
While addressing mediapersons here today, Sukhu alleged that Congress was willing to put on record the resolutions moved by Dharamsala MC house for development of the city. However, it was the state government that dumped all these resolutions.
The Dharamsala Corporation has also been demanding additional staff for the past three years. However, the state government has failed to provide it. So it was not the corporation house but the state government that was responsible for stalled development in Dharamsala city.
Sukhu said that most of the development in Dharamsala took place when Sudhir Sharma was Minister for Town and Country Planning. It was the previous Congress government that gave Rs 223 crores for Dharamsala Smart City project but the present government failed to spend it despite the fact that board of directors of Smart City project was directly under the government, he alleged.
Sudhir Sharma said that the previous Congress government was so generous towards Dharamsala that it had even issued a notification to declare Dharamsala as second capital of the state. The present BJP government has dumped the notification.
He said the government was trying to divert the attention of the electorate by alleging corruption.