The state government is making all-out efforts to provide relief and rehabilitation to the people affected by the natural calamity in Himachal. Congress national spokesperson and MLA Kuldeep Singh Rathore said this in a press conference held in Shimla on Friday. He said that the help that the state should have gotten from the Center to emerge from the calamity has not been received yet. Rathore said that he has spoken to Chief Minister Thakur Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and suggested he convene the assembly session soon. He said that the Chief Minister has taken his suggestion positively. He said that by calling a session of the Vidhan Sabha and passing a resolution in the House, the center should be urged to declare the natural calamity in the state as a national calamity and provide appropriate relief amount. Rathore said he has also spoken to Leader of Opposition Jairam Thakur and urged him to use his influence at the Centre. He said that Jairam Thakur has also agreed to answer this. Rathore said that he is confident that the opposition will also get full support for passing such a resolution in the House. He said that the state is not going to get anything by commenting on each other. Along with this, Rathore advised the opposition leaders to leave the politics of blame in this hour of disaster and cooperate with the government so that the state can emerge from this disaster.
The state went back a decade
Rathore said that monsoon is raining havoc in the state and Himachal has gone back a decade. It will take a long time to emerge from the disaster, for which sufficient funds will also be required. In such a situation, the party and the opposition should make collective efforts. He said that the Chief Minister was concerned about dealing with the disaster and was closely monitoring the relief and rehabilitation work.
MPs also came forward along with the Union Minister
Rathore said that when the resolution is passed in the House to declare the damage caused in the state as a national calamity, there will be pressure on the Center. He said that along with this, Union Minister Anurag Thakur, BJP National President J.P. Nadda, and MPs should also advocate the State before the Central Government. He said that every possible effort is being made to ensure that the orchardists do not face any difficulty in taking the apple crop to the mandis. CM himself Has visited apple growing areas. The minister is also keeping a close watch. He has expressed gratitude to the CM and the government for increasing the support of Apple.