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Congress disrespecting people’s mandate: BJP

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticised Congress legislative party leader Mukesh Agnihotri for terming Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur as temporary and said the party was dishonouring people’s mandate by doing that.

State BJP spokespersons Shashi Dutt and Baldev Tomar said Agnihotri seems to be dissatisfied for not having got the status of leader of opposition and his statements appear to be the outcome of frustration.

“Congress leaders should now accept the fact that they have been ousted from the power,” they said, adding Thakur is unanimous choice of BJP for CM’s post.

BJP was given two-third majority owing to the party’s neglect for the development of Himachal Pradesh and it is due to this fact that their leader even couldn’t get the status of leader of opposition, they said.

State BJP leaders said under the previous Congress government rule, Una district has become a den of drug mafia while mining mafia was active throughout the state.

Now the party is battling infighting and the war of words between state Congress chief and former CM Virbhadra Singh had reached at high point to trading blows.

“Congress should focus on fixing its own house and shouldn’t worry about the BJP,” he said, adding Agnihotri was now confused as to whom to support in infighting between Sukhu and Virbhadra.

They said the BJP government was getting full support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government and the state was now witnessing unprecedented development.

“It was due to the efforts of CM Jai Ram Thakur that various projects worth rupees crores have been sanctioned for irrigation, potable drinking water, tourism and farming sectors,” they added.