Fissure within Congress leadership in poll bound Himachal Pradesh have exposed again as senior leader Virbhadra Singh stayed away from the meeting of manifesto committee hold under the leadership of union minister Anand Sharma at Delhi.
Virbhadra Singh had already announced to stay out of manifesto committee following the appointment of Anand Sharma as its chairman. While other leaders like state Congress president Kaul Singh Thakur, CLP leader Vidya Stokes, Gangu Ram Musfair, G S Bali, MLA Kuldeep Pathania, MLA Rajesh Dharmani and MLA Sukhwinder Sukhu were present, whereas, Singh despite being in Delhi stayed away from the meeting. Virbhadra Singh had earlier too chosen to avoid manifesto committee meeting.
In the meeting, Anand Sharma has requested the committee members to provide feedback so that party could prepare its election manifesto by giving final touches in August 5 meeting. It is learned that Virbhadra Singh is in Delhi to meet party high command as he is not happy with the induction of some members in the Congress campaign committee.