Shimla: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mocked at the Congress in an election rally in Himachal Pradesh’s Palampur saying “corruption is the only identity of the party”.
Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh for undergoing probe in connection with a Disproportionate Assets case worth Rs 10 crore, the Prime Minister said, “Corruption is the only identity of Congress party. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister from Congress is known for corruption.”
The Prime Minister said the people of Himachal Pradesh will remember former chief ministers Prem Kumar Dhumal for his contribution in promoting tourism and Shanta Kumar for taking up the herculean task of laying water pipelines, but the Congress governance for corruption.
“Welfare of people has never been a priority for the Congress party. People of Himachal Pradesh have decided to teach a lesson to those who have cheated them,” PM Modi said.
Confident about the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the upcoming assembly election, he said, “The Congress is going to mourn a lot in the coming week, but it is natural since they have nothing to do except mourning.”
The polling in the state is on November 9 and the results will be declared on December 18.
“These elections are not about who will form the government or who will become the CM, but are about transforming lives of people in HP,” the PM asserted. Dhumal has been named as the chief ministerial candidate of the BJP.