Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of labeling the youth of Varanasi "drug addicts", taking a dig at the opposition INDIA bloc.
As the voting began for 68 Assembly seats, Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh on Saturday said that everyone will cast their vote today and cooperate to form a new government in the state.
A total of 55,92,828 electors will decide the fate of 412 candidates in the Himachal polls.
“All people of Himachal Pradesh are very excited. Everyone will cast their vote today and cooperate to form a new government in the state,” said Singh.
Speaking on anti-incumbency in the state, the Congress chief said, “I don’t think there is anything like that. As far as voters are concerned, majority of them see who has worked and who has to be brought forward.”
Pratibha Singh and her son & party MLA Vikramaditya Singh also casted their votes for Elections, in Rampur, Shimla.
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Exuding confidence of winning 40-45 seats in 68 members Assembly, Pratibha Singh said, “We’d like to tell people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for development & work. Congress always worked for development & in the time to come only Congress can take that work forward in the state. We’re confident of winning 40-45 seats.”
Vikramaditya who is a son of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, said, “We would like to request the people to take Himachal forward and cast their votes in public interest, in the interest of Himachal Pradesh – to make it the best state in the country.”
On one side BJP which is eying to change the trend of alternate government has promised for the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code, eight lakh jobs in the state, 33 per cent reservation for women in government jobs and educational institutions.
While Congress has promised to fulfill the long pending demand of the hilly state of the Old Pension Scheme. The party has also promised to give 1 lakh government jobs. It has also promised 300 units of free electricity.
(With Inputs from ANI)