Municipal Corporation Poll After New Voter List: CM

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Shimla May 12: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Thursday that Congress leaders should not fight among themselves. He said the elections for the Municipal Corporation, Shimla, were postponed following complaints from different political parties regarding discrepancies in the voter list. He said once the electoral list would be amended, the election for the MC would be announced by the Election Commission.

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The EC had ordered the fresh revision of voter list, he added.Earlier, Virbhadra Singh dedicated development projects of over Rs 40 crore in the district. He inaugurated the building of District Attorney, completed with an outlay of Rs 1.69 crore, and hostel of Government Polytechnic. He also inaugurated residential quarters of staff of the Community Health Centre at Tauni Devi, Primary Health Centre at Kot and Chauri.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of academic block of Himachal Pradesh Technical University at Daruhi, PWD Rest House, Uhal, residential accommodation for doctors of Civil Hospital, Sujanpur, and playground at Chamiana in Sujanpur.

Other present included Transport and Technical Education Minister GS Bali, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Inder Dutt Lakhanpal, former MLAs, Anita Verma, Kuldeep Pathania, Vice-Chairman, State Disaster Management Authority, Rajinder Rana, former CPS Urmil Thakur, Chairman, APMC, Prem Kaushal.

BJP leader joins Congress

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh welcomed the sitting BJP state secretary into the party fold while addressing a gathering at Gandhi Chowk here today. Vinod Thakur, once considered a close confidant of former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, along with his supporters, joined the Congress embarrassing the BJP leadership in the district.

The CM said Vinod would be given respect in the party. He said he never tried to poach any member of any party. Lambasting former Dhumal, he said Dhumal framed false cases against him and at both times he was acquitted.

Source Tribune India

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