No more new districts in Himachal

Shimla : Dismissing the talk of carving out a new district out of Kangra district a nervous Himachal Pradesh government reacted fast Saturday saying there was no such plan .

A spokesman of the P.K.Dhumal led BJP government said here that “there was no such plan to create new districts by the state government.”

“The development of Kangra district is always a priority agenda of the Dhumal government and will continue to be so ,” said the spokesman .

Newspaper reports on Saturday quoted a minister in the Dhumal government as saying that there was a proposal to carve a new district out of Kangra , the state’s most populous district .

Reports quoted another minister of the Dhumal government saying he would not allow the further breaking away of Kangra district .

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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