The Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP), a breakaway section of BJP has alleged that BJP again trying to mislead Himachal Pradesh electors by alluring them with big and tall promises. HLP leader Khushi Ram Balnatah said that it does not matter what the BJP party has promised in its manifesto as it had failed to implement its 2007 manifesto.

Citing several examples from the earlier manifesto, Khushi Ram Balnatah said the electorate must take notice that the BJP had cheated them by not fulfilling its earlier promises. Not even half of the promises were implemented over the past five years. Worse was that despite that it was trying to sell more dreams which not many would buy, he claimed.

The party had promised to set up a permanent bench of the State Administrative Tribunal at Dharamsala and Mandi, but after coming to power it had scrapped it altogether. The commitment regarding setting up of a circuit bench of the state High Court at these places was also not fulfilled, he said. The party had announced that it would construct a working women’s hostel in each district, but no hostels were built.

Balnatah also blame BJP for cheating state employees and pensioners as in its previous manifesto it had promised benefits at par with Punjab to pensioners, but no steps were taken in this direction. The party had vowed to bring a transfer policy to end exploitation of employees to wipe out the transfer industry, but the malaise operated even the Chief Minister’s office as was evident from the recovery of fake DO notes of MLAs. An inquiry was ordered, but no action was taken against the guilty officials, he said.

He alleged that Dhumal led Govt had failed at many front and now in the poll time it is promising something beyond its capacity and will. He also slammed BJP Govt for the bad condition of roads in Chopal, Jubbal-Kotkhai and Rohru constituencies. He said that real development measured from the road and unfortunately BJP leaders shy away from answering anything over it.