Reacting on the statement of Prem Kumar Dhumal, in which he had claimed that the Congress led state governments, would be thrown out of power when Narender Modi would assume charge in the centre, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that Governments in the country function as per the provisions of the Constitution and not on the dictums of individuals.
While addressing public meetings in favour of Congress Nominee Chander Kumar at Jawala Ji, Nagrota Suriyan, Jawali, Rehan and at several other places in Kangra Parliamentary Constituency, Virbhadra Singh said that Dhumal’s such statements speak about his autocratic mentality.
Lashing out at the former Chief Minister, Singh stated that Dhumal considers him as his personal enemy and had even falsely implicated him in various cases. He said that he fought for himself and came clean out of these in various courts.
Chief Minister said that BJP leader Shanta Kumar has been fielded as a part of conspiracy so that he may be thrown out of his opponent’s way after he lose the elections. In the past also Shanta Kumar had been defeated by Chander Kumar and Late Sat Mahajan. Shanta Kumar had also lost Vidhan Sabha elections twice, which clearly implies that people of the area does not consider him as their leader, Singh added.
Chief Minister said that the present State Government believes in overall development and in past one year 14 new colleges had been opened in the state and a budgetary provision of Rs. 5 crore each had been made for these so that construction work could start at the earliest. He said that 3 new medical colleges are also being opened at Chamba, Nahan and Hamirpur. Rs 800 crore had been spent on constructing building of ESI Medical College at Ner Chowk in district Mandi, he said.
Virbhadra Singh sought support in favour of Congress candidate Chander Kumar and noted him suitable and deserving candidate from Kangra segment.
Prof. Chander Kumar on the occasion thanked Congress High Command and Virbhadra Singh for making him Congress Nominee from the constituency.