Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday filed his nomination from Shimla rural constituency. Singh said that 'misdeeds' of the Prem Kumar Dhumal-led Bharatiya Janata Party government was the main poll plank, apart from the Congress agenda for development.
Virbhadra, who reached late on Tuesday night from Dharamsala, held a closed door meeting with his supporters at his residence, Holy Lodge, on Wednesday morning. After that he attended a private function at his residence to mark birthday of his son Vikram Aditya Singh.
Singh, along with his supporters, reached deputy commissioner's office to file his nomination around 1.30pm. After filing his nomination, Singh said that Congress would work for the welfare of employees and would settle the issues related to appointment of teachers by the Parent Teachers Association.
He alleged that BJP government had given a shabby treatment to teachers appointed under the Parent Teachers Association during the Congress tenure. He said that after assuming power, the party would review projects allotted under eco-tourism policy of the government. He said that the land allotted to private educational institutions, private universities in particular, would not be allowed to be misused. He said government would lay down an exit policy for the educational institutions which were not fulfilling the norms. "We will not allow teaching shops to come up in state," Singh told mediapersons.
Lambasting at chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Virbhadra said Congress government would look into land deals taken place during the BJP regime. Singh claimed that Congress would emerge victorious in the elections. He said that the BJP government was morally afraid of him and that'a why it was leveling false allegations against him. "I know the people of Himachal Pradesh very well. I know what they want," he said.
Singh later left for Theog to attend a election rally in support of senior Congress leader Vidya Stokes, who is facing a tough electoral battle this time.
Movable: Rs 8.26 crore
Immovable: - Rs 18.78 crore
Liabilities: Rs 4.02 lakh
Vehicles: Toyota, Innova.
Spouse (Pratibha Singh) assets
Movable: Rs 4.87 crore
Immovable: Rs 30 lakh