Himachal Pradesh Congress president Virbhadra Singh and Vijai Singh Mankotia shared the dais after a long time. Virbhadra Singh addressed a political rally in Mankotia’s constituency Shahpur.

Mankotia showered praise on Virbhadra Singh. He said Virbhadra Singh was an excellent administrator who took Himachal Pradesh on the path to progress during his stint as Chief Minister.

Virbhadra Singh also praised Mankotia and said his return had strengthened the party in lower Himachal. He termed Mankotia as an honest and efficient leader. Virbhadra Singh’s arrival helped put a check on dissidence in the constituency. His loyalists, including Kewal Singh Pathania and Sushil Sharma, attended the rally.

Mankotia’s staunch supporter Onkar Rana even gone far and declared Virbhadra Singh as the future Chief Minister at the rally. Kewal Singh Pathania also announced to support Mankotia in this election.

However, all Congress leaders including Virbhadra Singh and Vijai Singh Mankotia avoided the compact disc issue in the rally.