Congress sure to return to power in Himachal: Amarinder

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 02, 2012 20:14 hrs

Shimla: Campaigning just two days before the assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh today said he was "101 per cent sure" that Congress would come to power in the state.

"It is evident from the mood of the people that Congress would certainly return to power in Himachal under the leadership of five-time Chief Minister Raja Vibhadra Singh," the former Punjab Chief Minister said here during the last leg of the campaign.

"BJP is running a mafia government. 21 out of 41 MLAs and six ministers are facing criminal charges. Corruption and misgovernance has halted all development," he alleged.

Assessing Congress' chances in Himachal, Amarinder said, "We lost elections in Punjab due to some miss calculations as we had lot of independents. However in Himachal, people have been facing serious problems. There has been no development in the state after Congress' rule...bad roads, innumerable problems faced by farmers, employees not being paid their dues.

"They (people) will oust the corrupt BJP government, I am 101 percent sure", he added.

The two-week-long election campaign for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections ended today and voting will take place on November 4.

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