Dhumal praises own tenure,defends grant of land to Ramdev,pvt univshttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/dhumal-praises-own-tenure-defends-grant-of-land-to-ramdev-pvt-univs/

Dhumal praises own tenure,defends grant of land to Ramdev,pvt univs

Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday claimed that the earlier BJP government posted a better growth and managed state’s finances more prudently than the past Congress government under Virbhadra Singh,which has a ‘poor and dismal ‘ record.

Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday claimed that the earlier BJP government posted a better growth and managed state’s finances more prudently than the past Congress government under Virbhadra Singh,which has a ‘poor and dismal ‘ record.

Initiating a debate in the Assembly on the budget,Dhumal,defended his government’s action of granting a land lease to yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjli Yogpeeth Trust and sanctioning private universities . “If there is any irregularity committed in the lease to Baba Ramdev,the government is free to conduct any inquiry. But the way the property was taken over forcibly by sending police is not a correct way of dealing with people who are investing in the state to generate livelihood for locals. It is also wrong to allege that Indira Holiday Home Trust land was given to Baba Ramdev. It was a 96.3 bigha surplus barren land vested in the government by court orders and was given to Ramdev by charging market value for lease money,” he said in the House.