Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur to India Today: No place for tired and retired people in my regime

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Speaking to India Today, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said his government is “all charged up” to deliver good governance.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur says there won’t be any place for tired and retired people in his regime.

“We are all charged up to deliver good governance,” Thakur told India Today, while in Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he attended our swearing in ceremony despite Himachal being a small state. I have had the privilege to meet him twice over the last few days. He has asked me to work hard and fulfil the aspirations of the people of the state,” said Mr Thakur.CHALLENGES

Thakur said previous regimes had left behind a debt of Rs 46,500 crores and dealing with it would be a top priority.

“Our’s is a hilly state and we have several challenges, it would be great if somehow we manage to get a special package from the Center. Since it’s our own party government, and PM is fully aware of our situation, we are quite hopeful,” Thakur explained.

The chief minister alleged that the previous Congress government had failed to utilise the central government’s schemes for Himachal Pradesh’s benefit.

“We will make sure that our people get full benefit,” he promised.


Jairam Thakur promised to take action against forest and mining mafia, and pledged to end what he called a “mafia card.”

He expressed his concern about the menace of drugs, and promised strong action.

As well, he promised to improve the condition of roads in Himachal Pradesh.


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