For the third consecutive day, normal life in Shimla continued to remain paralysed as the administration and official agencies failed to restore power and water supply and clear the roads, inconveniencing locals and tourists.
Asha Kumari, Dalhousie MLA and in-charge of Congress party affairs in Punjab, speaks to The Indian Express on the sidelines of the Vidhan Sabha session in Dharamshala about the ‘homework’ done by the party and its prospects in 2017.
“Now we have exact information as to who is running a parallel liquor trade in the state. Huge corruption was involved in the business and black marketing of liquor. All genuine licence holders (wholesalers), most of them locals, were thrown out of business and replaced with liquor mafia from UP and Punjab, backed by ruling party middlemen” said Ravinder Ravi
To the jawans, who raised slogans of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram”, PM Modi said: “Because you guard our borders, people sleep at night. If you were not on the borders, people couldn’t have slept.”