Congress Mandi parliamentary by-poll candidate Pratibha Singh has refuted all allegations leveled by the BJP against her. Singh claimed that during her previous stint as Mandi MP, she had spent maximum amount of the MP fund to develop 17 segments of the constituency.

In a public meeting at Pirdi in Kullu district, angry Pratibha Singh asked BJP leaders to come up with facts rather than creating illusion by generating false propaganda.

Earlier, BJP leaders had accused Pratibha Singh for ignoring Mandi LS constituency after winning and accused her for failing to spend the MP fund during her tenure.

Congress candidate blamed previous BJP led government for stalling the development work in the state, which was initiated by the previous Congress government.

She said that the Indian National Congress was contesting the elections in the name of development and people have strong faith in the party. However, taking a quip at the BJP, Singh said that the BJP has lost its people’s trust and that was evident in the 2012 Vidhan Sabha election.

She said the Congress-led UPA government had started several welfare schemes such as mid-day meal for students, national health scheme and MGNREGA, which had benefited the common man. She accused previous Dhumal led Govt for changing the name of central sponsored schemes in the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

In her address, Pratibha Singh also admired the achievements of chief minister Virbhadra Singh. She added that he was a man devoted to the welfare of common people. She urged electorates to come out on 23rd June in large number and vote for Congress for the overall development.