Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Thakur Kaul Singh has urged the Chief Election Commissioner to impose a model code of conduct for free and fair Assembly elections in the state.
While talking to mediapersons at Palampur, Kaul Singh said that BJP Govt had made every possible effort for its survival by announcing large-scale sops to state employees. But added that it could not succeed as people of the state had already made up their minds to oust the corrupt BJP government from power.
He said that in its tenure, BJP has misled the state employee and when election is near Govt has offered additional benefits. Thakur said that if the BJP Govt was so serious, it should have taken such decisions two years ago.
He said the BJP had shattered the economy of the state and brought it on the verge of liquidation as the figures of loan were raised by the state government. Kaul Singh said that in the last four years corruption is on its peak. BPL families in the state were the worst affected as they hadn’t received any free health insurance cover for past one year. Besides, there was an acute shortage of ration at public distribution shops in the state. Land, education, forest mafias are inundating state wealth on the behest of BJP Govt and that is causing great lose to the state exchequer.
He claimed that during the BJP’s regime, over 2,000 benami deals were reported in which non-Himachal residents were involved and appointment of one-man commission by the state government was a mere eye-wash as the commission did not touch the cases which were reported in the past four-year of BJP regime and only looked into the cases which were reported during 2003-2008, when the Congress was in power.
The PCC president said the Congress would give a united fight to the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections and oust it from power. He added that Virbhadra Singh is a senior leader of the party and he will play an important role to steer the Congress back in power in Himachal Pradesh.