Less emotions, more politics in Cong rallies: Himachal CM

Less emotions, more politics in Cong rallies: Himachal CM

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur addresses a public meeting at Bharmour on Wednesday.

Tribune Reporters

Bharmour/kullu, October 13

“There is more politics than sympathy in rallies of Congress leaders,” Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said sarcastically while addressing an election rally for BJP Mandi candidate Brig Khushal Thakur (retd) at Bharmour today.

He said, “Virbhadra Singh is no more with us, we miss him. My condolences are with the family. May God give strength to his family to bear the sorrow?” He then took a dig at the Congress rally held recently at Bharmour, stating that there was less sympathy but more politics.

Kargil War hero Brig Khushal son of the soil, says Thakur

  • Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday appealed to people in Kullu to support the son of the soil, BJP candidate Brig Khushal Thakur (retd), and help him win the Mandi Lok Sabha byelection by a huge margin.
  • The Chief Minister, while addressing a public gathering at Rambagh in Manali, said, “We will not indulge in mudslinging but Congress leaders are making derogatory remarks against BJP leaders”.
  • He said the government had done a lot of development in the area. The Congress was raising the issues of inflation and unemployment but it should clarify if there was no inflation and unemployment during its rule.

Thakur said, “We have also lost Ram Swaroop Sharma. We are saddened by the death of Virbhadra Singh, Narendra Bragta, Sujan Singh Pathania. Do we have to act on emotions?” he asked. Bharmour needed development, he said; adding that it could be done only when the BJP government was strengthened at the Centre and in Himachal.

“The maximum amount is being spent in the development of Bharmour,” said Jai Ram. He added that, “Bharmour has tough geography. The area is as tough as my Seraj segment”.

In the last tour of Bharmour, many projects were inaugurated and foundation stones of development works were laid despite the Covid crisis. No government had spent so much funds on Bharmour

He also remembered the late MP and said Ram Swaroop Sharma had got a lead of 20,000 votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Bharmour. Perhaps this was the biggest lead in Bharmour in all Lok Sabha elections.

Earlier, Brig Khushal addressed a public meeting. He first paid tribute to Sharma and former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

In Kullu, Thakur appealed to people to support the son of the soil, Brig Khushal (retd), and help him win the Mandi Lok Sabha byelection by a huge margin.

The Chief Minister, while addressing a public gathering at Rambagh in Manali, said, “We will not indulge in mudslinging but Congress leaders are making derogatory remarks against BJP leaders”.

He said that there was international pressure during the Kargil War but the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, did not give in. He added that 527 soldiers were martyred, including 52 from Himachal, in the Kargil War but the Congress candidate had termed it as a mere conflict. Brig Khushal Thakur (retd) and his unit played a valiant role in the Kargil War’s victory.

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