Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat, Anurag Thakur, filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. He was accompanied by his father and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Indian Army chief general VK Singh, party in charge for state affairs Balbir Punj and BJP’s state in charge Satpal Satti. Four sets of papers were filed on his behalf by the party activists.
The party workers held a rally at Gandhi Chowk, where speakers hit out at the Congress party for causing “irreparable loss to the nation” by taking anti-people and anti-nation decisions at the behest of foreign powers. All 17 party MLAs and ex-MLAs of the Hamirpur seat were present on the occasion to present a united face of the party.
“The Congress has once again lied to the Indian forces jawans on ‘One rank, one pension’ issue.
This issue is still alive and would be solved once BJP is voted to power at the centre,” said general VK Singh, adding that Narendra Modi was one of the best candidates for the post of Prime Minister.
He added the nation had “suffered a lot” under the rule of the Congress and time has come to have a strong man like Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of the country. Punj said: “The party is going to form its government at the Centre and no one on the earth can stop NaMo from becoming the PM.”
Satti said people of the state were with the BJP and would vote for it to make Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister.
Dhumal alleged the Congress has no policy or programme for people of the country. Its one point programme was to “mint the money” with both hands and to “loot” the state exchequer.
Earlier, talking to reporters, Dhumal expressed optimism that the BJP would win all four seats in the state, as people of the state were fed up with ‘misrule’ of the Congress and wanted to teach it a lesson.
He said people were comparing Congress rule and the BJP rule in the state and had realised that the BJP could give them better governance.