Narendra Modi to address the public in Una, Himachal Pradesh

The Scheduled Castes also have a strong representation in Himachal Pradesh. The state has over 25% SC population

The Scheduled Castes also have a strong representation in Himachal Pradesh. The state has over 25% SC population

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Congress has conceded defeat in Himachal Pradesh as its senior leaders have "run away" from campaigning in the state leaving Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to his fate.

"I haven't come here to ask you to make BJP win. Few people who faced the heat of demonetisation are still complaining & planning to observe 8 November as black money day", he said.

"My fight against corruption will continue. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister from Congress is known for corruption".

Taking another dig at the Narendra Modi government, Surjewala said on April 27 this year, the Prime Minister had announced that an air ticket from Delhi to Shimla under the "Udaan" scheme would cost just Rs 2,036, but this scheme was never implemented on the ground.

"For the Congress, it is never dal se bada desh (the country is bigger than the party)". We want to know whose "panja" was it that stole the remaining 85 paise, says PM Modi.

"People used to loot the treasury in the name of subsidies".

At a rally in Kangra, the state's largest and politically key district, he launched a stinging attack on the Congress over corruption, likening the party to termites, and exhorted the people to finish it off by handing over a three-fourth majority to the BJP in the 9 November Assembly polls.

"Now our policy has stopped the leak". I know where the wind is blowing.

Mr. Modi condemned the members of the Opposition for criticising demonetisation, saying that they had perhaps been affected by the anti-corruption measures taken by the Centre.

Capt Amarinder said it was obvious that the Prime Minister had realized that the BJP was headed for an electoral rout and had pitched all his personal efforts into salvaging the situation, in the bleak hope that he would be able to befool the people.

Confident about the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the upcoming assembly election, he said, "The Congress is going to mourn a lot in the coming week, but it is natural since they have nothing to do except mourning".

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