Shimla:The inauguration of Pakistan Show 2016 – art and craft exhibition held today at Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh uncovers the hypocrisy of Congress led Himachal government and Virbhadra Singh. Voicing their opinion in favor of cancelling India – Pakistan match in Dharamshala on the pretext not wanting to host Pakistan cricket team and now holding an art and craft exhibition in Himachal Bhawan is a testimony of the political agenda led by Virbhadra Singh. The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh has been showing many colors and giving out various statements in the last two months and hosting this exhibition at the premises of Himachal Bhawan highlights another color.
Commenting on the double standards of Congress and Virbhadra Singh, Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur, MP Hamirpur said, “Congress and Virbhadra Singh have showcased their true colors today by hosting Pakistan art and craft exhibition in Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh. On one hand Virbhadra Singh was completely against the idea of hosting Pakistan cricket team in the State. However, now by hosting this exhibition at Himachal Bhawan, wont it still hurt the emotions and sentiments of the martyrs’ families. We were in favor of the match merely because it would have provided economic benefit to the State given the influx of tourists and open doors for future avenues by highlighting the States name on the global map. But this exhibition is only promoting their products, it is alsoencouragingmarketing opportunities for them in our country. This is extremely disgraceful and rather this is utterly against the emotions of the martyrs’ families as we are encouraging means of livelihood for the Pakistan exhibitors. Whereas the Chief Minister did not take into consideration the livelihood of its own people in the State.”
“I am sure that Virbhadra Singh now owes an answer, not to me but to the people of Himachal Pradesh that why no to match and yes to Pakistan exhibition, why no to Himachali’s earning revenue from the match preceding’s and yes to opportunity for Pakistan to make money.” added Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur.
The exhibition is scheduled for 17-21 March 2016 at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Chandigarh.