CM, ministers to sit in Congress office to redress public grievances

North Gazette News/Shimla
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his ministerial colleagues would sit in Congress office once in a month to redress the grievances of general public and party workers.

Addressing media, state Congress spokesperson Naresh Chauhan said that party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu had sent a proposal to Chief Minister in this regard to which Singh had given his approval.

“Singh has agreed to the party’s proposal to spend a day in Congress office by launching the new arrangement by making himself available for the public and workers on January 4, 2015. While Irrigation and Public Health minister Vidya Stokes would sit in Congress office on January 12,” Chauhan said, adding that after this, Revenue Minister Kaul Singh Thakur and Transport minister G S Bali would spend a day for which dates were being finalised.

He said that the Chief Minister had also asked other cabinet ministers to make themselves available at Congress office once in a month.

Chauhan said that the discussion on the issue was going on with Chief Minister and ministers after which a decision was taken in this regard. “The move has been aimed at ensuring better coordination between the government and the party organisation,” he said.

He said that Sukhu during his interaction with party workers all over the state, found that it was difficult to meet ministers to get work done. “The availability of a minister would be intimated to all party units and general public through media and whosoever wished to meet him could come to Congress office and meet them,” he said.

State Congress spokesperson said that party’s membership drive would continue till February 28, 2015 and the party aims to induct 10 lakh new members in the drive.

Chauhan congratulated the state government for completing two years in office and said that the government was committed for the all round development of the state. “Congress government has adopted party manifesto as policy document and the government would fulfil all the poll promises made to the people of the state,” he said.

Chauhan added that party chief had taken various major decisions to connect more and more youth and women with party and more initiatives would be taken to strengthen the party in the state.