Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his Kullu tour advised congressman to unite before the assembly election. In his two-day state tour he holds six closed-door sessions with congress leaders at the Dhalpur Maidan.
Rahul Gandhi avoided declaring the chief ministerial candidate ahead of the poll, but asks all leaders to unite to oust the corrupt BJP government, who has done no development and just sell the state’s land in their tenure. Rahul added that Congress dwelt in the hearts and minds of people, but the party was sitting in the Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha because it was divided into three groups. He said that this time again choice is congress leaders, whether they want to sit outside or in the Vidhan Sabha.
He also has taken anecdote from Punjab poll, where Congress lost to because of the wrong distribution of tickets. He declared that in Himachal, Congress does not want to repeat the same and party tickets should allot to right candidates who have mass support. Rahul said that only persons with good public support would be eligible to fight elections and those dreaming of chair with any shortcut formula should change their minds and should start building good relations with public right away.
Rahul Gandhi also asks youth congress leaders to come forward and take bastion from the senior leaders. Telecom Minister Sachin Pilot, Congress MP and Bollywood actor Raj Babbar, state party in charge Birender Singh Chaudhary and MP Sanjay Nirupam, State Congress leaders Virbhadra Singh, Vidya Stokes, Kaul Singh, Dhani Ram Shandil, CWC members, GS Bali, Asha Kumari, Viplove Thakur and former ministers and MLAs were also present at Kullu.