Himachal Pradesh elections 2017 turns into huge battle between BJP and Congress

Himachal Pradesh elections 2017 turns into huge battle between BJP and Congress

Himachal Pradesh elections 2017 turns into huge battle between BJP and Congress

Results for both states will be counted on December 18.

Rahul Gandhi, while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh, employed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for selfies to repeat his assertion that the premier's "Make in India" mission has gone bust.

The Congress leader's rally in Paonta Sahib was first among the three public addresses that he will hold today.

Reflecting on the claims of BJP leaders that the indirect tax structure was passed with Congress support, Gandhi said the present structure of GST was not what was proposed by his party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while defending the decision on demonetisation. He said had Modi been assured of winning the election in Himachal Pradesh, he would not have declared Dhumal as face of party in the state because Modi has now realized that people would not vote for him.

"The Congress and corruption are inseparable, they are like a tree and its roots". I am not afraid of Opposition burning my effigies or protesting against me.


Himachal Pradesh goes to single-phase polls on November 9 as 83-year-old Virbhadra Singh will be seeking his seventh term as chief minister.

"My fight against corruption will continue".

In Una, Mr Modi said, "I will be sad about only one thing in this election, that is the Congress party has already left the battlefield, and such one-sided election has never happened before". "The prime duty of the prime minister should be job creation for the unemployed youths", he said, adding that it was not being done which was a betrayal. Rahul said that according to Modi, it is 'faal sab kha jao, kaam ki chinta mat karo' (eat away all the fruits and need not bother about the works to be done). Not missing the chance as always, Rahul also attacked BJP President Amit Shah and his son Jay Shah saying that over that also Modi was quiet.

The BJP is hopeful of getting a clear majority and defeating the incumbent Congress government in the hill state.

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