New Delhi: Though the Himachal Pradesh high court has imposed a complete ban on the animal sacrifice, the state chief minister Virbhandra Singh 'personally feels' that court should not interfere in the social reforms.
The Himachal CM believes that reforms should be left to the society. While talking to media persons in Shimla on Tuesday, Virbhandra singh said, "I think that due to economic reasons, the animal sacrifices will reduce in time to come as the cost of goats and lambs was ever escalating".
Virbhadra Singh also completely rejected the idea of applying CNG buses in Rohtang Pass region. He said that world exists even beyond Rohtang Pass. It was not feasible to ply CNG buses only till Rohtang. READ MORE
Claiming that he was committed for preservation of environment and ecology of the state, Singh said that the matter would be taken up with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for reviewing the decision in larger interest of the locals as livelihood of many people of Kullu-Manali including taxi drivers, dhaba owners was being affected by the decision of NGT.
"I don't find any reason for opposing the ropeway to Rohtang. Too many vehicles rather spoil the natural grandeur of snow therefore setting up ropeway is not to be opposed," he said.
Responding to a question on the formation of a trust to take care of Lord Raghunath Temple in Kullu, chief minister Virbhadra Singh assured that members of the royal family of Kullu will have full say in it and the affairs of the temple would be managed in an efficient manner. Citing the example, he said that the Bhimakali temple at Sarahan was converted into a trust for efficient management and he was its chairman.