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Poll debacle: Dhumal asks Virbhadra to quit

chandigarh Updated: May 16, 2014 22:02 IST
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Senior BJP leader and former Himachal chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Friday demanded immediate resignation of chief minister Virbhadra Singh in the wake Congress' poll debacle.

He said the chief minister had claimed that there was no Modi wave in the state and the state was reeling under the Congress' wave, and thus, he should resign on moral grounds, as he had lost the people's confidence in the state.

Expressing his joy over the election results, especially in Himachal, he told reporters that in Himachal, the election results were a referendum on the functioning of the state government and Virbhadra.

Time and again, the CM and his supporters claimed that in Himachal there was a Virbhadra wave, but the results proved them wrong, said Dhumal.

Congratulating BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narender Modi and BJP national president Rajnath Singh over the landslide victory, he said the nation would flourish under NaMo, who would make India a world power.

Dhumal, meanwhile, blasted the Himachal Election Commission authorities for allegedly toying in the hands of Congress-led state government and trying to convert the votes in favour of the Congress. However, the people failed their efforts and voted in favour of the BJP, said Dhumal, adding, the trio - Election Commission, administration and police - tried to influence the voters and ignored the BJP's complaints.

Hitting out at the EC authorities for not allowing the media to enter the counting hall, Dhumal alleged that it was done to rig the votes.