Char Dham roads, functions beneath Bharatmala project and railway projects up to Karnaprayag will be taken forward for additional development, stated the new Uttarakhand Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to the Indian Express. A Special Leave Petition (SLP) has been moved in the Supreme Court on the Char Dham Yatra just after the state High Court state the state cabinet’s choice to open the shrines for the locals to worship amid Covid-19 pandemic.
When asked if it is secure to let Char Dham Yatra, Dhami explained that Kanwar and Char Dham Yatra are not alike as in the former more than 3 crore individuals collect in Haridwar, but for the latter, it is a journey and it is. Not the very same. The government therefore wanted to resume it on a modest scale with RT-PCR reports of the devotees and on the basis of Covid-19 suggestions and capacity of hotels and tourist lodges.
Dhami refuted allegations by party workers that ex-CM Trivendra Rawat was removed for lack of communication with MLAs, centralisation of energy, and dominance of bureaucracy. He rather stated that ‘efficient and experienced’ officers like new Chief Secretary S S Sandhu have joined and the Bureaucracy and public representatives, all are working collectively to make Uttarakhand a much better state.
When asked if Harish Rawat major Congress in the polls will pose a challenge on him, he stated that his party is working on a distinctive agenda and the genuine challenge for him is the development of Uttarakhand.
On the politics of freebies that AAP and Harish Rawat is advertising, promising specific units of absolutely free energy and electrical energy bill waiver, he stated that the government at energy in the state desires all-round development and not just an agenda for elections and hew will have the greatest choices ready by his party for the elections. Assuring that his party functions in a democratic manner he re-iterated that at present he is carrying out the job the party assigned to him and he neither has regret about the previous or worries about the future.