In retaliation for his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal’s mocking of AAP’s book, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said he would give an appropriate response at the appropriate time.
“Jai Ram is inspired by the AAP book,” Arvind Kejriwal said at a rally in Chambi in Kangra district, referring to the chief minister’s recent pledge of 125 units of free electricity.
“Kejriwal came to Mandi for the first time and left without saying much. He started talking now. Himachal people are patient listeners, they don’t react much. It will be appropriate if he uses decent language,” Jai Ram told Shimla on the sidelines of a function held to flag down police department vehicles,
“Himachal Pradesh has its own culture. From that point of view, I won’t say much about it, but I will give an appropriate response at the appropriate time on the point he is trying to make,” he said.
The chief minister reacted strongly to the mockery of former Pradesh Congress committee chairman Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, describing him as a “remote-controlled chief minister”.
“I advise him to first see the state of the party, then make a statement. During the election year, such statements continue to arrive. The state of Congress is skeletal,” Jai Ram said.
Sukhu, in a press conference on Friday, said Jai Ram Thakur was making decisions in the state at the “request of Delhi’s rulers”.
On Saturday, Jai Ram Thakur reported 29 vehicles from Oak Over State Police Department, Shimla. It also launched 40 laser speedometer cameras, 124 body-worn cameras and 129 light batons.
Chief Police Officer Sanjay Kundu said laser speedometer cameras would allow for better traffic management and reduce accidents. Body-worn cameras would bring transparency and efficiency to the work of police personnel assigned to traffic management. Light batons will help drivers understand signals at night.