Himachal Congress leaders to highlight achievements of UPA Governmen

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Shimla, Jun 8 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) today directed its top leaders to visit every part of the state to highlight the achievements of UPA Government during the past four years, especially the loan waiver scheme for farmers.

The state executive of the party, which met for the first time after its loss to the BJP in the Hamirpur by-polls recently, directed its top state leaders to highlights the central government's loan waiver scheme to the people of the state.

The meeting, which was attended by state party incharge, R K Dhawan, former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, HPCC chief Viplove Thakur, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, Vidya Stokes, Congress MLAs, defeated party candidates in last election, District Congress Committee (DCC) presidents and other key functionaries accused the non-congress governments of not implementing the schemes in the right earnest and claiming credit for the same.

The meeting expressed concern that steps like farmer's loan waiver had not been appreciated and attributed it to failure of the party cadres to explain the benefits of the scheme to the debt ridden farmers.

The party also asked the workers to go to every village and explain to the people its compulsions which led to hike in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG and also urged the state government to slash VAT on petrol and diesel. Briefing mediapersons after the meeting, state general secretary and party spokesman Kuldeep Singh Rathore said all the prominent leaders, including Mr Singh, Ms Stokes, Ms Thakur, former ministers, Kaul Singh, Ram Lal Thakur, Rangila Ram, Asha Kumari and Raj Krishan Gaur would visit rural areas and educate the people about the achievements of the UPA Government.

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