The only union state minister from Uttarakhand in the central cabinet in the capacity as the minister of state for textiles, a forty five year old young, dashing and soft spoken politician who had in the past represented two ministries in the then Major General B C Khanduri’s cabinet in Uttarakhand is today a blue eyed boy of both the Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi and the national party chief Amit Shah.
Though he is the state minister of textiles but had been accorded the special privilige in the recent past to accompany the president of India Ram Nath Kovind as well, while he was on the very first significant visit to the two African countries viz Djiboti and Ethiopia. Not only this but Tamta was also accorded the special privilege of representing India in welcoming the special dignitary, the Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen who is the chief gest in the Republic Day celebrations of India on 26th January. It’s indeed a great honour for Uttarakhand in particular to see the only union minister representing the state at the centre to have been given such important assignments twice, one when he accompanied the Indiaa president on his first foreign visit to two African nations as an important member minister of the President’s entourage and secondly representing our nation to receive the Cambodian PM visiting India as the chief guest of the pivotal, Indian Republic day function. A soft spoken, well read, articulate and ambivalent Ajay Tamta has been genuinely involved in his textile ministerial accomplishments and strengthening the party organisation in Uttarakhand too having played a highly contributory role in the party’s victory in the Uttarakhand elections held nine months ago, as well thus defeating the then ruling party Congress, hands down.
He had also been instrumental in actively devising ways and means for the development and implementation of various people friendly schemes in Uttarakhand. He has recently convened the meeting of all the senior bureaucrats of Uttarakhand cadre working in various states, in Uttarakhand and Delhi at his official residence and discussed ways and means to expedite development in the18 year old state of Uttarakhand.
The meeting was chaired by the OSD to the Indian Prime minister namelyMr. Khulbe, who also happened to be from Uttarakhand. Extremely mobile and active in Uttarakhand as well, Ajay Tamta is likely to open a production centre of handloom, fine clothing and paper like bags from the pine needles for generating local employment for women and youth of the himalayan state. He is actively involved on the job and is desirous of implementing this venture on the large scale and expeditously . Let’s wish him all the very best in all his future endeavors.
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM