Accusing state Congress of unleashing malicious propaganda against the Narendra Modi government, former Chief Minister P K Dhumal today claimed that Himachal Pradesh had received liberal financial assistance and major developmental projects from the Centre in the past two years.
"Instead of being grateful to the Prime Minister, the state Congress is organising public meetings, accusing him of discrimination," the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly said.
He said the NDA government had always assured development in the state irrespective of the government in power and Himachal Pradesh always got its due.
Dhumal said the 13th Finance Commission report which was implemented during the UPA regime gave only 50 per cent hike in deficit grants to Himachal Pradesh while other states got increase of upto 150 per cent but the 14th Finance Commission by the Modi government gave an increase of 228 per cent.
Dhumal challenged the state Congress to name any developmental scheme, sent to the Centre along with sworn affidavit, which had not been sanctioned by the centre and claimed that due to "inept" leadership, bureaucracy was not able to prepare the detailed project reports (DPR) in time, causing delay in execution of various projects.
He alleged the Congress government was scared of its failures and was trying to mislead people by false propaganda but the people of the state were wise enough to see through their game.