Shimla, Aug 9: Congress is in power in Himachal Pradesh and assembly elections are due within months in state. Chief minister Virbhadra Singh said that the victory of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political Secretary Ahmed Patel in Gujarat will surely have impact in upcoming elections in state also.
Virbhadra said that BJP as a party and a government did their best to defeat Patel but by the grace of god and efforts of party leadership he has come out with flying colors. “His victory will prove a turning point of political fortune in Gujarat as well as in Himachal also” he said.
The victory in this bitterly fought battle has strengthened the Congress party, he said. “Despite the massive use of power for creating an atmosphere Patel. They (BJP) have not succeeded in their efforts” said Singh adding that this is victory of democratic forces in country.