Addressing a poll rally in Himachal Pradesh's Dhaula Kuan, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said there are few elections where people decide whom to elect, this is such an election, Congress knows they'll be wiped off.
Earlier in the day, attacking Congress party in a poll rally in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra, PM Narendra Modi said the state's ruling party has become a "laughing club". "Congress has now become a laughing club, they need to introspect why people are turning away from them across the country," the prime minister said while addressing a public meet in Himachal's Kangra.
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The prime minister said that the party is losing its hold in every corner of the country. "We all need to look at the Congress. We should appreciate them. Nothing is left for them and they have lost their hold from every part of the country," Modi said.
Attacking the Himachal Pradesh government, Modi said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was talking of action against corruption when he himself was out on bail on a corruption case. "Despite the case, Singh 'saheb' is claiming there will be zero tolerance against corruption if the Congress is back in power. Can anyone believe him?" asked Modi.
Elections to the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will be held on November 9 and the votes counted on December 18 along with Gujarat.
PM MODI ADDRESSED POLL RALLY IN DHAULA KUAN: AS IT HAPPENED
2:40 pm: Receipts(for govt schemes) were issued for 10,000 people but in reality beneficiaries were 5000-6000, money was released on fake receipts.
2:35 pm: We linked it (govt schemes) with Aadhar, started direct transfer to bank accounts and now Rs 57,000 Cr that was being siphoned off is saved.
2:30 pm: There are few elections where people decide whom to elect, this is such an election, Congress knows they'll be wiped off, says PM Narendra Modi in Himachal Pradesh's Dhaula Kuan.
Virbhadra ki sarkar ki kya pehchan hai? Ye sarkar, party aur neta kaise hain? Har sawal ka ek jawab- bhrashtachaar: PM in HP's Dhaula Kuan pic.twitter.com/UGPwrc0tLM— ANI (@ANI) November 2, 2017
PM MODI ADDRESSED RALLY IN HIMACHAL'S KANGRA: AS IT HAPPENED
12:07 pm: There are five monsters in Himachal Pradesh which we need to get rid off - Mining mafia, forest mafia, drug mafia, tender mafia and transfer mafia.
11:54 am: Congress has now become a laughing club, they need to introspect why people are turning away from them across the country.
11:44 am: Himachal chief minister is embroiled in corruption yet Congress in manifesto says there will be zero tolerance of corruption. Even a child won't believe it.
11:43 am: I have worked extensively in Himachal Pradesh, very familiar with all cities and know each and every street here.
11:35 am: It is time to bid farewell to those who have looted Himachal Pradesh.
Jinhone Himachal Pradesh ko loota hai unhe vidaai dene ka avsar aapke paas November 9 ko hai: PM Modi in Kangra pic.twitter.com/mvLaoiCj4e— ANI (@ANI) November 2, 2017
11:40 am: The prime minister, who is in Himachal today, is addressing a mega rally in the Fatehpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district
11:30 am: PM Modi will also address a rally in Dhaula Kuan in Paonta Sahib.
11:20 am: BJP president Amit Shah, who has already addressed six election meetings so far, will address more meetings in Una and Kangra on November 5.
11:15 am: The BJP has announced two-time Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidate in Himachal Pradesh. While, the state's ruling Congress has already announced incumbent Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as the next Chief Minister, if the party get majority in the state.