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Congress leaders racing to join BJP, claims Dhumal

With elections round the corner, former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is on a whirlwind tour of the state, campaigning for the party nominees.

punjab Updated: Apr 12, 2014 10:56 IST
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With elections round the corner, former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is on a whirlwind tour of the state, campaigning for the party nominees.

On Friday, Dhumal addressed election rallies at Sarhan and Kaula Wala Bhoond in Pachhad and Nahan assembly constituencies in favour of Shimla party candidate Virender Kashyap.

Addressing the gatherings, Dhumal accused the Congress government of pursuing a vendetta against BJP leaders and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. He claimed that the Congress was going to be “wiped out” in the Lok Sabha polls and the race among Congress leaders to desert the party and join the BJP was evidence of the “strong Modi wave sweeping the country”.

Dhumal also criticised the state government for “failing to fulfill any promise made in its election manifesto”. Claiming that the performance of the United Progressive Alliance and the state governments had been “dismal with no achievements to count”, he said the Congress was leveling false allegations against BJP leaders just to divert the attention of masses from mega scams.

Earlier, interacting with mediapersons at Sarhan, the former CM said, “The registration of a fresh case against the HPCA is part of the vendetta to divert the attention of the people from the real issues as the state government has failed on all fronts.”