The arena in HP state election is heating up with each passing day. All the leaders from the political parties are pin pointing against each other on development and other major issues. Prem Kumar Dhumal, who has opened a front against center Govt and Congress leader Virbhadra Singh from last three years, in his Mandi rally attacked state Congress president Virbhadra Singh and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, blaming them for ‘corruption’ in the UPA regime, price rise and ‘discrimination’ against Himachal Pradesh.
While seeking support for the BJP candidate from Mandi, DD Thakur, Dhumal alleged that corruption was rampant in the UPA and the PM should probe who VBS and APS in the diary entries of the Steel Ministry were.
Dhumal claimed that the Congress saw corruption in every good thing the BJP government had done in Himachal Pradesh. He claimed that the opening of private universities and colleges had stopped certain commission agents from charging for admission to institutes outside the state.
He said it was strange that the Congress leader who had released the compact disc against Virbhadra Singh was now back in the party and was sharing the dais with him as party candidate. He alleged that the Benami Commission had come out with figures which showed that more benami deals were made during the Congress regime.
Dhumal cited development done by his government and accused the UPA government of cutting ration quotas and failing to protect the interests of Himachal Pradesh in BBMB projects. He dared the Congress to a debate on corruption, price rise and development done by his government. Dhumal claimed that Virbhadra Singh was blaming the BJP for the compact disc case and the ISPAT scam to mislead the public.