Himachal Pradesh Budget session: CM Jai Ram Thakur, Congress MLA in verbal duel

Written by Ashwani Sharma
| Shimla |
Published: March 15, 2018 1:10 am

Jai Ram Thakur, in his maiden budget, has proposed no new taxes but rolled out 28 new schemes focussed mostly on improving rural economy, attracting investments and creating avenues of self-employment through a regime of incentives.

A verbal duel on Wednesday between five-time Congress MLA Harshvardhan Chauhan and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur over loans raised by the Congress government marred the debate on the Budget, which was presented in the House last week by the Chief Minister.

Chauhan, while justifying the loans taken by the previous Congress government, said this was done in a lawful manner to meet the state’s need for development and that there had not been any objection raised to it by the Comptroller and Auditor…

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