Virbhadra Singh continued his verbal attack on state BJP as he called party a divided house. Senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh also blamed the Dhumal Govt for protecting land mafias, political vendetta and regionalism in the state.
In the parivartan rally, organised by Balh MLA Parkash Chaudhary, Virbhadra Singh blamed that the Dhumal Govt had sold land along the national highways from Mahatpur in Una to Dharamsala and from Parwanoo in Solan to Shimla to “outsiders” through benami transactions. If returned to power, the Congress would probe these deals, he said. He declared Chaudhary as the party candidate from Balh.
While addressing the rally Virbhadra Singh again advised his own patty to learn a lesson from election results of Uttarakhand, UP and Punjab and allot the ticket only to winning candidates. He said that
“Had we given the ticket to right candidates, we would have retained power in the last Assembly elections,”
Kaul Singh Thakur also takes part in the rally and also targeted BJP Govt and termed it as the most corrupt.
During the rally factionalism also erupts as supporters of Kaul Singh Thakur tried to disrupt a parivartan rally, when supporters were welcoming Virbhadra Singh few youths started shouting slogans. While addressing the rally, Virbhadra Singh slammed the youths for trying to disrupt the rally. He warned that
“The rabble rousers will sink the boat of even those for whom they are shouting for. They cannot be true Congress workers. Let us first win the elections before deciding on the Chief Minister”.
Kaul Singh Thakur, who surprised for many congress leaders, later said that the party MLAs would elect their leader and there was no dispute over the issue.
Ram Lal Thakur and Rangila Ram Rao, former Kangra MP Chander Kumar, former MLAs Surinderpal, Tek Chand Dogra, Surinder Kaku, Mast Ram, Chet Ram Thakur, Sohanlal Thakur, Shiv Lal and party district president Puran Chand and many other Congress leaders attended the rally.