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Dharamshala as second capital: BJP politicising the issue, says Himachal CM
A massive show of strength was witnessed today at a 'Samaan Rally' organised at Matour in Kangra Assembly constituency represented by MLA Pawan Kajal to thank Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for declaring Dharamshala as the second capital of the State.

The Chief Minister on this occasion announced a government degree college at Matour and IPH division at Kangra. He announced to give district level status to Dussehra fair of Kangra and upgradation of PHC Tiara to Community Health Centre.

On the issue of second capital at Dharamshala, the Chief Minister said that the State BJP leaders were unnecessarily propagating the issue. He said to politicise the issue reflects the shallow thinking on their part as the Congress government shifted Board of School Education to Dharamshala way back in 1984 to Dharamshala and all important offices of Chief Engineers as PWD, IPH, HPSEBL were functioning from Dharamshala.

Winter sojourn was started way back in 1994 and the Vidhan Sabha was started from Prayas Bhawan in 2005 before the Vidhan Sabha complex came up. There was a Municipal Corporation and above all Dharamshala had been declared Smart City of Himachal as well, he said.

"I am astonished that instead of welcoming this move, even former Chief Minister Shri Shanta Kumar is opposing it though I thought he would have been happy enough", said the Chief Minister adding that such thinking on his part was rather childish.

The Chief Minister said that though the BJP leaders keep boasting of Nationalism but whenever the elections were around the corner, they talk of regionalism to fulfill their self-interest and for their political survival.

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