Shimla, July 1: Already in election mode to wrest power from the Congress in Himachal, the BJP is roping in all its national stalwarts right from its party president Amit Shah, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and if possible Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to conclude its Parivartan Rath Yatra in all the four parliamentary seats to woo voters.
BJP National Chief Amit Shah will address a rally at Bharmour in Chamba district which is part of Kangra Lok Sabha seat on July 8. Prior to this Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh would be the Chief Guest at the conclusion of the Parivaratn Rath Yatra for Mandi Lok Sabha seat on July 4 at Sundernagar.
Shrikant Sharma, earlier BJP in charge of Himachal and now Power Minister in Uttar Pradesh, will address meetings at Badsar and Nadaun on July 1 and 2 as part of Parivartan Rath Yatra. The entire state BJP leadership, including former Chief Minister PK Dhumal, former CM and Kangra MP Shanta Kumar, state BJP chief Satpal Satti and all senior leaders will be present at the function in Kinnaur.
During his last visit to Kangra, Shah had made it amply clear that the party must put up a united face as there was no place for infighting. “The dates for the conclusion of the Rath Yatras in Shimla and Hamirpur parliamentary seats are yet to be decided. We have already sought time from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shiv Raj Chauhan and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,” said Ganesh Dutt, state BJP spokesperson.
The Parivartan Rath Yatra is presently being undertaken in all the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal. Modi visited Shimla to address a rally on the Ridge here on April 20 and Amit Shah too visited Kangra recently. With elections in Himachal due by November this year, the entire top brass of the BJP has been focusing on Himachal. Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has already visited Himachal in connection with party functions. Leader of Opposition PK Dhumal, who today addressed meetings in Drang area of Mandi, said development in the state had come to a standstill.
“The state has virtually been pushed on the brink of bankruptcy with rampant corruption. The BJP on being voted to power will fix responsibility for all irregularities,” he said. “The party cadres are fully geared to throw the corrupt Congress regime out of power. People are fed up with rampant corruption and complete absence of governance in Himachal,” said Satti. He asked what can one expect from a Chief Minister whose maximum time is consumed in meeting his lawyers to discuss the cases he faces in various courts of law.
Source Tribune India