Promises made in the last manifesto fulfilled: CM

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Shimla, Dec 15 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today claimed that all promises made by the party in the last assembly elections have been fulfilled, saying it has emerged as a model state for the rest of the country.

Addressing a public meeting here, he said the state had come a long way since it gained statehood over 35 years and was considered a frontline state in education, health, social welfare and especially in poverty alleviation.

Making a brief reference to the party's manifesto, Mr Singh said his party would continue to include all eligible persons in the scheme and increase the pension from the present Rs 200 to Rs 300, besides raising the wagers of daily wager to Rs 100 from Rs 75.

The party would also set up a central university at Kangra, an IIT at Mandi besides a medical college at Sundernagar on being to power.

The Chief Minister said his government was the first in the country to regularise daily wagers and extend all pensionary benefits to them besides providing food subsidy to offset any increase in the prices of essential commodities.

He stressed that PTAs and all other contract employees would also be regularised and rail network increased apart from completing work on the Bhanupali-Bilaspur railway line.

The party promises to provide health centre inn every panchayat in the state in the next few years, he added.


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