Congress misuses power to win Mandi by-poll: BJP

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Himachal Pradesh BJP, in its office bearer meeting at its Shimla office, blamed state Congress and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for misusing power to ensure Pratibha Singh’s victory in the Mandi Lok Sabha by-poll.

Former Chief Minister and leader of opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal, state BJP president Satpal Singh Satti, state office-bearers and chiefs of all frontal organisations, attended the meeting and deliberated upon the reasons for the party’s defeat in the by-poll. The party discussed the factors that led to the defeat by a huge margin and prepared a road map to gear up for the next poll.

Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal accused that the Virbahdra regime had blatantly misused power and violated all democratic norms. He lauded the efforts of the BJP workers and said they had used their might to fight the money and muscle power of the Congress leaders. Dhumal advised party workers to gear up for the forthcoming parliamentary election. Dhumal reiterating the Modi mantra of strengthening the booth-level workers and advised party workers to strengthen the party base from grassroots level. He also hinted to win back rebel party leaders to ensure better performance in the coming Lok Sabha election.