Leader of opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal slammed Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for failing to protect the state share in Special Plan Assistance in the Annual Plan for the year 2013-14, which had been reduced by Rs 50 crore.
In a press communiqué, former Chief Minister said that the Special Plan Assistance in the Annual Plan 2012-13 was Rs 1,400 crore and it has been reduced to Rs 1,350 crore in the Annual Plan of 2013-14 by the Planning Commission.
Dhumal accused Cm for failing to present the case of Himachal Pradesh before the Planning Commission in the meeting of the Chief Ministers with the Planning Commission on April 10 properly. He added that it’s unfortunate that State Govt had failed to maintain the present level of the Special Plan Assistance and agreed for a cut of Rs 50 crore.
He said the Congress government was raising a loan of Rs 2,448 crore to fund the Annual Plan of 2013-14 and the loan liability of the state had increased during the Congress rule as they had no resource mobilisation plan.