Kullu BJP president and local MLA Govind Singh Thakur said thousands of BJP workers from Manali, Kullu, Banjar and Ani (reserved) assembly constituencies will go to attend the BJP rally at Mandi on June 1 to be held on the eve of filing of nomination papers by BJP candidate Jairam Thakur, who is contesting for the Mandi Lok Sabha byelection.
In a press statement issued here on Wednesday, Thakur said the five-month tenure of the Congress government in the state has proved to be a total failure adding that all the development activities had come to a standstill in the state after the Congress came to rule in the state.
He rued that on the one hand, the Congress claimed to be the custodian of poor and on the other hand, it was dispossessing rehri and fari wallas in the district.
He said the previous BJP government in the state had cancelled the Himalayan Ski village project, but the present Congress government had withdrawn the petition from the high court that was filed by the state government against the Himalayan Ski village.
He said the state government had prepared to hand over thousands of bighas of Manali mountains to the Ford company for the establishment of Himalayan Ski village while the Congress had been blaming the BJP for selling out the interests of the state.
He said Thakur was a strong candidate and would win with a huge margin. He alleged that the defeat of Congress nominee Pratibha Singh was certain as she had no role and contribution in the betterment of the remote and far-flung areas of Mandi constituency.