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'Centre's discrimination, BJP Govt's performance poll issues'

india Updated: Oct 06, 2009 21:42 IST

With by-elections to two assembly seats Rohroo and Jwali in Himachal Pradesh announced for November 7, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday said that discrimination of the state by the UPA and BJP government's achievements in the hill state would be the main issues in the bypoll.

The by-election to Rohroo and Jwali seats would be fought mainly on two planks, the Congress-led UPA government discriminating HP and the state government's achievements during its 20 months rule, Dhumal told reporters after flagging off a motor rally.

Charging the Centre of neglecting the welfare of the hill state, Dhumal said HP did not get anything in the general budget as well in Railway budget and added that no provision was made for any new railway line in the state, which suffers transportation bottlenecks.

Dhumal said that his government has worked for welfare of all sections of the society during its 20-months tenure and this would ensure BJP's victory in the crucial byelection to the two seats.

Rohroo assembly seat was vacated by former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Vir Bhadra Singh after he was elected to the Lok Sabha in the recent general election from Mandi parliamentary seat.

Jwali seat in Kangra district was vacated by BJP MLA Dr Rajan Sushant after he became the MP from Kangra parliamentary constituency.