With the recent revelations of violation of the land reforms and tenancy act in Himachal Pradesh have vindicated the stand taken by the ruling party in the recent past. CPM leader and Shimla deputy mayor, Tikender Singh Panwar, in his press statement, accused state government for going soft on the defaulters and acting against the defaulters on selected basis.
Tikender Panwar said that law doesn’t allow any foreign national to own or purchase land in Himachal, but revelation about the Tenzin Hospital has exposed the glaring violation of it. Pawnar asked Govt to initiate stern action against violators or face statewide agitation.
Panwar said that the party had been in the forefront in raising the issue of benami transactions in which the then government was working as a facilitator. Panwar said that 200 acres land deals near Taradevi and infamous Annandale ground were the glaring example of it.
He also takes a dig at former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and accused him promoting commercial interests of HPCA. The party in the past has been raising that to facilitate such land deals there exists a nexus of a triangle in between the elected representatives, the big business houses and a section of the bureaucracy. The party has asked for the demolishing of this triangle so that the menace of real estate speculation can be checked in the state.
The CPM has warned the government to not to follow in the footsteps of the previous government and guard itself from the pro industrialist shift that is being witnessed in the recent past in the state. Panwar said that the government has tried to use its might to stop the popular movement in Kullu against ‘catch’ the soda making company that pays no heed to the law of the land. Similarly the government is abetting the Tenzin hospital management and using the police to cow down the voice of the workers. Such tactics would only prove perilous to the government. The incumbent government just alike the previous one is showing the shift towards the big houses that it must stop and work in the interests of the common people of the state.