Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Modi will draw blank in Himachal,says Virbhadra

Shimla | Posted: September 23, 2013 4:39 am | Updated: March 14, 2014 3:32 pm

Predicting smooth sailing for the Congress during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh,which sends four MPs to Parliament,Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the BJP’s graph was at its lowest due to serious irregularities during its regime.

Addressing a review meeting of the PCC at Shimla parliamentary seat,the CM said he personally respected Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi but felt sorry that his party would draw a blank in the state.

“Modi’s appointment as prime ministerial candidate was the BJP’s internal matter,but I do not see any chances of his winning the election and forming the next government. He will have no impact in Himachal Pradesh. Modi had been the party’s in-charge in Himachal,he campaigned in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls and the 2012 Assembly elections. Look at the outcome,” said Virbhadra.

The meeting,the third in the series for each parliamentary constituency,was presided over by PCC president Sukhwinder Sukhu. Senior Congress leaders,ministers,MLAs,block and district presidents,chairmen and vice-chairmen of zila parishad and BDC also attended.

Virbhadra recalled how the Congress had stormed back to power in 2012 despite the BJP’s attempts to ‘malign’ him by filing false cases and fabricating FIRs whereas he was acquitted by court after trials.

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