Modi in Himachal rally: CM on bail and Congress talks of zero tolerance on corruption
Attacking the Congress in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the party has the “audacity” to talk of zero tolerance on corruption even when its Chief Minister in the state, Virbhadra Singh, is out on bail in a graft case.
Mocking the Congress manifesto which spoke of “zero tolerance on corruption,” Modi asked, “Will anybody in Himachal Pradesh believe the Congress?” He asked the people he was addressing in Kangra to speak out loudly the charges against Singh “so that the media and the country hears it”.
“The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister is embroiled in corruption, yet the Congress in manifesto says there will be zero tolerance of corruption. Even a child won’t believe it,” the PM said.
Virbhadra Singh, 83, is currently out on bail in connection with a Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case against him.
“You have the opportunity to bid goodbye on November 9 to the people who have looted Himachal Pradesh,” Modi said.
MODI’s OTHER RALLIES IN HIMACHAL
Modi will address another rally in Himachal Pradesh’s Dhaula Kuan in Paonta Sahib at 2 pm today. The prime minister will also address rallies in Sundernagar in Mandi, Rait in Shahpur and Palampur in Kangra district on November 4, and in Kullu and Una on November 5.
Polling for the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will take place on November 9 and counting of votes will be held on December 18.
According to the India Today-Axis My India poll , BJP is likely to win 43 to 47 of the total 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh, while the Congress is expected to bag between 21 to 25 seats.