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Foundation stone laid by Sonia at Atal Tunnel in 2010 missing

A FOUNDATION stone that was laid at the newly-inaugurated Atal Tunnel at Rohtang by former UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in 2010 has gone “missing”, the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) alleged on Monday. In a letter to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, HPCC president Kuldeep Singh Rathore alleged that the foundation stone was removed by the administration during the inauguration of the tunnel earlier this month. “This is an undemocratic, unconventional and illegal step. If the foundation stone is not reinstalled at its original position, the Congress will organise a massive state-level agitation against the government and the administration,” Rathore said in his letter.

He added that foundation stones laid by the Congress during 2012 to 2017 have been removed or destroyed at several places in the state by anti-social elements, but no action has been taken against the culprits so far. “The history of the state is being tampered with,” he said. The party has also lodged police complaints at Manali and Lahaul regarding the incident.

News source ~ Indian Express