Fissures in Himachal government, Dharmani resigns

Shimla: Upset with being a chief parliamentary secretary in the Himachal government but with not enough independence to work, Rajesh Dharmani put in his papers yesterday by dispatching his resignation letter to chief minister Virbhadra Singh.Dharmani

In the nine month old government, Dharmani the MLA from Ghumarwin is the second CPS to have resigned. Earlier Rakesh Kalia, the MLA from Una district, had resigned.

Party sources claimed that Dharmani, who was attached to the forest ministry, was dissatisfied with the way the ministry was functioning as there was hardly any input from him that was ever incorporated into the government functioning.

Though, he had brought it to the notice of senior ministers, said the source, but not remedy was offered, forcing the young Turk legislator to resign.

By qualification, Dharmani is a civil engineer.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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  1. says: pradeep samma


    It’s not gud for an elected govt. to undermine the talent of Himachal who wants to devote them for the overall development of state. Indeed Mr. CM should address these issues very diligently.

    Pradeep (Delhi)

  2. Having expressed his frustration with the working of his own government Dharmani after having resigned, this is what a Public Relation Department release had to say today:

    Quoth: Apropos to a news item published in a section of the press regarding resignation of Shri Rajesh Dharmani, Chief Parliamentary Secretary ,an official spokesman has disclosed that Shri Rajesh Dharmani met Shri Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister here last evening. He has withdrawn his resignation after discussion with the Chief Minister. Unquoth

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