January 07, 2018 06:35 PM

Mandi (HP) (Face2News)

Addressing a huge public meeting at Thunag, the Chief Minister said that a new responsibility has been given to him by the people of the state and he ensures to carry his duties with diligence and sincerity. “I am obliged for the warm welcome accorded to me in my constituency”, he said adding that this was just his courtesy visit for his constituents and to thank them for their support and affection. 

We gave a slogan much earlier, ‘Shikhar ki Aur Seraj’ and today Seraj was on the top and that was due to the people of this region. He announced an IPH division at Thunag.

Meanwhile Rousing reception was given to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who along with his wife Dr. Sadhna Thakur paid first visit to his home constituency Seraj in district Mandi today. After landing at Mandi, the Chief Minister headed to Baakhli to pay obeisance to Mata Bagulamukhi along with his hundred supporters.

 Chief Minister said that he was indebted to the people of Seraj who gave him full support to attain success. He said that even he never thought of the feat he had achieved, adding that he did his schooling from Bagsaid and has too many memories attached to this place. 

Numerous welcome gates were erected en-route Pandoh and Janjheli, where people in their traditional attire, playing and dancing to the tunes of traditional folk music welcomed their leader. While addressing public meetings at Bagsaad and Kelodhar, Jai Ram Thakur said that on numerous occasions the people of Mandi were bereft of the Chief Ministers candidate. It was after a long wait the dream had been realised and this was due to the love and strong belief of the people in their leaders as a result of which the Congress party was completely wiped out of the entire district.

He exhorted his supporters to be humble and gracious and thanked them for their unwavering faith and love. He said that he will be the same Jai Ram for the people of Seraj, but now as he was the Chief Minister of the State and have a bigger family adding that the people of Seraj will ever be in his heart and needs to respect whatever decision will be taken for the development of the area. He was given a warm welcome at Kanda, Khanyaari, Saroa, Badda and few other places.

While addressing the massive gathering at Bagsaid, the Chief Minister said that he was indebted to the people of Seraj who gave him full support to attain success. He said that even he never thought of the feat he had achieved, adding that he did his schooling from Bagsaid and has too many memories attached to this place.  He said that he used to travel nine kilometres up and down from his village Tandi to Bagsaid for education and time has come to repay my people, but they have to keep patience.Making his first announcement in his home constituency on his first visit, the Chief Minister announced up-gradation of Community Health Centre (CHC) Bagsaid to civil hospital.

IPH Minister Mahinder Singh Thakur, MLAs Jawahar Thakur and Vinod Kumar were also present on the occasion amongst others. “I have been through very tough time and by Gods grace the people of Seraj today gave me much bigger responsibility of the Chief Minister”, he said. I am grateful to the people who stood by me like a pillar from my last five terms as MLA from the area, he said. There were rumours that there was a tough competition in Seraj and the congress candidate was going strong, but I am thankful to the people who ensured my victory by a huge margin of around 11,500 votes, he said.

Besides, I am also indebted to the people of Mandi district who ensured clean sweep of BJP wiping the congress completely out of the district, he added. I am also indebted to the party high command and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National BJP President, Amit Shah and other leaders who gave me this responsibility and a reason to serve the people of the State equally, stated the Chief Minister. Later, he addressed people at Janjehali. IPH Minister Mahinder Singh Thakur congratulated and thanked the people for giving huge mandate to Jai Ram Thakur. He said that the working of the government led by Jai Ram Thakur would be entirely different from all the previous Chief Ministers. He exhorted the people to go with the Chief Minister till next 25 years and together ensure that the BJP continues to rule till next 25 years for a stable, transparent and a strong government for the welfare of the people.

The officials of Seraj assembly segment, teachers associations including PTA, PAT and SMC, Yuvak Mandals, Mahila Mandals various employees associations also welcomed the Chief Minister besides the party workers.
Shikari Mata Temple Committee presented a cheque of Rs. 50 thousand to the Chief Ministers towards CM relief fund. Similarly Seraj valley truck operator’s cooperative society presented a cheque of Rs11 thousand and Rs. one lakh through from Temple Committee, revenue department and Red Cross Society, Janjehali for fire victims of Dahar village of Bali Chowki Tehsil.

Seraj BJP President Sher Singh Thakur also welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. MLAs Vinod Kumar, Hira Lal and Jawahar Lal Thakur were also present on the occasion amongst Panchayat representatives of the region.   

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