Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday advocated and supported the statement of party supremo Sonia Gandhi for timely announcement of the name of the party candidate for the post of Prime Minister.
He said once the name of the candidate was announced, the opposition would not be able to say anything against the Congress party on this vital issue.
Talking to mediapersons at Touni Devi, Singh said that it was for the party high command and especially Sonia Gandhi to name the party's choice for the post of Prime Minister.
Singh was on day-long tour to Suajnpur area of Hamirpur district.
Talking about the party's debacle in the four states where election results were announced on Sunday, he said local issues prevailed over the national issues there and the anti-incumbency factor also played a spoilsport for the party.
He lashed out at former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for misusing the official machinery to harm the cause of his opponents during his rule as the chief minister of the state. He said Dhumal had even targeted him and his family for no valid reasons.
He chided Dhumal and other BJP leaders of the state for celebrating the party's victory in four states.
He said Dhumal should understand that he had lost to the Congress a year ago and he should not forget those moments when the state people had taught him a lesson for playing anti-people role during his tenure. He said in order to help the youth of the state, the Congress government had decided to provide skill development allowance to the illiterate youth. The main aim of the party was to help every section of society.