State Congress chief Virbhadra Singh made clear that the Congress would honour only genuine announcements of the BJP if voted to power and the latter had gone berserk while resorting to election gimmickry.

Singh accused that to gain in poll year, Dhumal led Govt is trying to lure voters, but he said that if voted into power, Congress Govt will look into the budgetary provision and will implement only those which are genuine. He added that he met the Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi two days back to bring to his notice the sops being announced by the BJP regime, which would cost over Rs 1,500 crore.

He added that as had been the stand of the Congress in the past, all announcements on benefits to employees would be fulfilled as Himachal Pradesh always gave Punjab scales to its employees.

He said the BJP regime did not open any school till now and, on the contrary, decided to close 300 primary and 1,500 middle schools for having inadequate student strength.