BJP started their election campaign in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacking Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi and also tagging Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government, terming it a “zamanati sarkar (government on bail)”.
Which seems a sign of the BJP’s campaign for assembly elections later this year.
Speaking at a public rally here, PM Modi said some Congressmen had once come to meet him, and “when I asked them why the chief minister is not being replaced, they said, how can they change him when the entire top leadership is on bail”.
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Virbhadra is facing investigation for alleged money laundering and disproportionate assets.
After PM Modi laying the foundation stone for AIIMS said that the institute will not only improve the standard of medical facility but will also give a major boost to tourism and generate employment.
PM Modi said the Congress’ topmost leaders face corruption charges too, stating, “Sonia Gandhi is out on bail in the National Herald case, similarly the ‘yuvraaj’ is out on bail in the National Herald case. Everything is on bail — the party, its leaders and its government are out on bail.”
People cheered with slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” as the Prime Minister also said, “Now tell me, don’t we need to oust this government which is out on bail?”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, would “fulfill the dreams of Himachalis” if returned to power in the state. He highlighted his government’s achievements in the last three years and comparing it to the previous Congress-led UPA government, which he said had made headlines mainly on money laundering scam. “Before 2014 everyday newspapers were filled with stories of corruption. But in the last three years there is no stain of corruption on our government,” PM Modi said.
He further said that there are 13 development projects in Himachal Pradesh for which the central government will invest Rs. 15,000 crores, which would accelerate economic activity and generate employment, he said.
The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2017 will be held in late 2017, to elect the 68 members of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.