Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) on Sunday celebrated the 130th foundation day of the party at Rajiv Bhawan, Shimla.
Irrigation and public health minister Vidya Stokes was present in the office on this occasion. While addressing the party workers, she said she was proud of the party's 'glorious' history and the ideology that kept the country united despite "divisive politics" of the opposition party, BJP. "Congress workers should work in united and coordinated manner to strength the party so that it can emerge strong in the future elections. The government is stable and will complete its tenure to take the state forward on the path of development," she said.
Meanwhile, HPCC president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said Congress follows the ideology of patriotism, secularism and democratic principles. "Congress has glorious history of over 130 years in the country that has led to the freedom of the nation," he said. There was a time when India was lagging in every sector but now the country has forayed into every sector including IT and space technology," said Sukhu.
Hitting out at the BJP, he said, "BJP-led NDA government at the Centre is following divisive policy by dividing people on the basis of religion. Congress will continue to fight against the divisive politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not uttered even a single word against the ongoing conversions in the country despite repeated demand of the opposition parties in the Parliament due to his inclination towards Hindutva ideology," he added.
Pradesh Congress committee general secretary Harbhajan Singh Bhajji, spokesperson Naresh Chauhan, treasurer Surender Chauhan, chief parliamentary secretary Rohit Thakur, state youth Congress president Vikramaditya Singh, Himachal Pradesh marketing board chairman Subhash Manglate were also present on the occasion.