Chief Minister paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri on the birth anniversaries of both the leaders.

Chandigarh, October 2 – The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today laid the foundation stone of new PWD (Building and Roads) Rest House in Gurgaon, perhaps the biggest Rest House of PWD in the state, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2616.85 Lakh.

          While congratulating the people for this new rest house, the Chief Minister said that this will be the biggest PWD Rest House in the state. He said that a rest house of such magnitude was not even available in the capital of the state, that is, Chandigarh. He gave credit for this new rest house to PWD Minister, Rao Narbir Singh and other MLAs of the district. According to the Chief Minister, the new rest house will be a five storey building, where basement will be for car parking. It will house one VVIP Suite, one CM Suite and 65 rooms. To be constructed in an area of 4.07 acre, the rest house will have services like Living Room, Conference Room, Dining, Fine Dining etc. The Chief Minister said that rooms in the rest house will be made available to the private persons as well.

          The Chief Minister also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri on the birth anniversaries of both the leaders.

Later on, while interacting with the media persons, the Chief Minister said that the government has fixed MSP of Basmati Rice at Rs 1450 per quintal. If rice is sold below this rate in open market, the State Government will make efforts to get the MSP enhanced and procure paddy and would not let cause loss to the farmers, he added.

Replying to a question about the rift between two senior police officers in Gurgaon, the Chief Minister said that an enquiry by Director General Police (DGP) level officer has been ordered in this issue and who so ever is found guilty, will be punished. On the issue of transfer of ACP Crime Rajesh, he said that the transfer has been affected on administrative grounds and not out of any ill-will.

          Earlier, the Chief Minister also garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at local Police Lines and remembered the contribution of the Mahatma in freedom struggle on his birth anniversary.

          On the occasion, PWD Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, MLAs Tezpal Tanwar, Bimla Chaudhary, Randhir Kapdiwas and Umesh Aggarwal, OSD to CM, Jawahar Yadav, Divisional Commissioner, Dr. D. Suresh, Deputy Commissioner, T. L. Satyaprakash, Commissioner of Police, Navdeep Singh Virk, DCP (West) Kulwinder Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, V. P. Singh were also present among other dignitaries.