Bidding great news for travelers, bus services have resumed from Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district to Leh in Ladakh after it was paused during the winters, according to news agency ANI report. The resumption in bus services will facilitate the direct travel for people from Delhi to Leh via Keylong.
Meanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inspected a proposed site for a rally that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address on May 31, HP BJP said.
Himachal Pradesh BJP president Suresh Kashyap said on Saturday that PM’s proposed public meeting in Shimla on May 31 would be a historic one and attended by a large number of people to celebrate Modi’s eight years as the country’s prime minister.
Accompanied by Kashyap, Chief Minister Thakur inspected the ridge maidan here later in the evening. After the inspection, Thakur said the BJP would soon hold a virtual meeting in which the complete programme would be discussed.
Earlier on Wednesday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had urged the prime minister to hold a national-level function in Himachal Pradesh to mark the eight years of the NDA government at the Centre.
Thakur, who had called on PM Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, said Himachal Pradesh would be honoured to hold this national-level function in which all districts of the country will join.
Inviting the PM to visit Himachal Pradesh, Thakur had also thanked him for his special affection for the state and its people and expressed gratitude for supporting the state government in every way for the speedy development of the state.
HP BJP president Kashyap, also an MP from Shimla, further said in his statement that Modi considers Himachal Pradesh as his second home.
Prime Minister came to Himachal Pradesh about five months ago on December 27 to address a rally at the Paddal ground in the chief minister’s home district Mandi to mark the fourth anniversary of the Jai Ram Thakur-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.
BJP workers in Himachal Pradesh are already enthusiastic over the party’s victory in recent assembly elections in four states, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, he said, adding they would get more strength after Modi’s proposed visit to Shimla.
(With inputs from agencies)