Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said that winnability would be the sole criteria for the party ticket seekers in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections later this year.Talking to medipersons at Tal village here, the CM claimed that Congress would once again form its government in the state.
Earlier, addressing election rallies, the CM said the Congress government ensured the development of Bhoranj constituency ignored by the BJP for the last 27 years. He said that though Bhoranj was represented by the BJP, it was the Congress which approved the Bamsan-Lagwalti water supply scheme to address the water problem. Virbhadra said the results would be different this time.
He said that Congress candidate Pramila Devi was highly educated and came from a humble background. Senior Congress leaders, including Ram Lal Thakur and Kuldeep Kumar, CPS ID Lakhanpal and former MLA Kuldeep Singh Pathania, accompanied the CM.
Virbhadra Singh addressed over six meetings in the constituency and concluded his campaign in Amroh village bordering Mandi district.Meanwhile, former Chief Minister PK Dhumal also addressed election meeting in Bhoranj constituency today. He accused some Congress leaders of threatening to transfer employees, adding the BJP was keeping an eye on them. He said the Congress had already sensed defeat which was evident from the CM’s campaign statements.
He claimed that Independent MLAs were in touch with the BJP and several Congress leaders were ready to join the party in the coming days. Dhumal addressed four election meetings at several places, including Bajdhoh, Lagmanwin, Dhirar and Hanoh villages. — OC