Eyeing Lok Sabha polls, CM tries best to woo Hamirpur residents
With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner and the Congress making all efforts to win all four Lok Sabha seats in the state, chief minister Virbhadra Singh will concentrate on the Hamirpur constituency and especially in Hamirpur district to woe the electorate there.punjab Updated: Dec 07, 2013 19:01 IST
With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner and the Congress making all efforts to win all four Lok Sabha seats in the state, chief minister Virbhadra Singh will concentrate on the Hamirpur constituency and especially in Hamirpur district to woe the electorate there.
The Congress wants to win the Hamirpur seat at all cost that is with the BJP for the last past 20 years. Anurag Thakur, elder son of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, is the sitting MP from here and the BJP has already announced his candidature from the seat.
Since Hamirpur is the home district and stronghold of Dhumal, the chief minister is trying his best to woo the electorate in favour of the Congress by making various announcements.
Singh will be visiting Hamirpur twice a month to counter the BJP. He is scheduled to visit Sujanpur on Monday and will inaugurate and lay foundation stones of projects worth Rs 4 crore. It will be the second time in two months that Singh would be visiting Sujanpur area of the district.
Meanwhile, MLA Rajendra Rana, deputy commissioner Ashish Singhmar and district police chief Veena Bharti visited Touni Devi and other areas on Saturday and personally supervised the preparations for the Monday function.
Rana was happy with the arrangements for the tour and told HT on phone that Sujanpur area would get a fillip on the developmental front. He said the day was not far when this area would be known as one of the leading constituencies of the state in development.
He appealed to the people of the area to reach Touni Devi in large numbers to listen to the views of the chief minister.
Sources in the state government told HT on Saturday that the chief minister would again visit Hamirpur on December 25 to take part in the function to commemorate the completion of the one year of his government in power. He is likely to make many announcements for the district.
There are indications that the chief minister will make Hamirpur the fourth zonal headquarters of the state after Shimla, Dharamsala and Mandi.
Currently, Hamirpur is a part of Mandi zone. According to reports, the districts of Hamirpur, Una and Bilaspur would be made part of the Hamirpur zone and offices of the divisional commissioner and inspector general of police to be opened here.