Governor Trying To Run Parallel Government In Himachal: Chander Kumar

Dharamshala: Ex member of Parliament and ex minister of Himachal, a very senior congressmen, Choudhary Chander Kumar has alleged Himachal Governor Acharya Devvrat for trying to control the working of Congress run Himachal Government. At present the Chairman of Himachal Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (HBCFDC), he said that the governor of the state is bypassing the constitutionally elected CM of Himachal Vir Bhadra Singh.

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Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat addressing a meeting on Nov 3 at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan in Shimla

Reacting to Governor Acharya Devvrat’s so called  desire to play a more active role in the state’s affairs when he chaired a five-hour interaction with senior functionaries of the government in the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan in the absence of  Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who  was in Delhi on 3rd Nov, Chander Kumar when interacting with media on 4th Nov at Dharamshala said,

The Governor is trying to run a parallel government in Himachal. If he wishes to convey something there are several other platforms like Universities.

The ruling Congress called the meeting “unconstitutional and uncalled for.”

Chander said views can be exchanged by the Governor in meetings with the CM, who is the working head of the democratically elected state government. He questioned the NDA, saying “What happens if President starts acting similarly at the centre?”

Kumar said that NDA has side lined their manifesto and is focusing hard on destabilizing non-NDA governments in the country.

On Tuesday Governor of Himachal, Acharya Devvrat held a five-hour interaction with senior functionaries of the government in the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan in Shimla.

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Officials who attended the meeting included Director General of Police, additional chief secretaries and heads of various government departments. Initially, the Governor intended all ministers to attend the meeting, but they are believed to have declined his invitation.

The Governor demanded accountability from officials on untouchability, drugs, environment protection and tourism promotion. He directed them to submit monthly reports so that he could monitor the progress.

Earlier on Monday, the Governor addressed senior officers and representatives of NGOs to discuss four-point agenda at Raj Bhawan in Shimla and urged them to work with missionary zeal and work wholeheartedly for successful implementation of campaigns to be launched for eradicating social evils in the interest of society.

Kumar said the nation is surprised by the mysterious silence of PM Modi on serious national issues, although he has much to say during his foreign visits abroad. He alleged that foreign investors are becoming wary of the unhealthy investment atmosphere in the country, to which inflation is further adding a sour flavor.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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