Himachal Pradesh set to buck trend of alternating governments: Amit Shah | Himachal-Pradesh Election News

NEW DELHI: Home minister Amit Shah, during his two-day visit to the poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, put the performance of Narendra Modi government at the front of BJP’s campaign while highlighting the hold of families over Congess.
In his speeches at the six rallies he addressed, Shah also played up what he called the successes of the Jairam Thakur -led BJP government in the state as he exuded confidence that goodwill for the “double-engine” model would help the party beat rotational pattern of Himachal politics where BJP and Congress have traded the office and opposition benches every five year.
“Congress never implemented the One Rank- One Pension. However, our PM Modiji implemented it on which his government has so far spent over Rs 40,000 crore,” Shah told families of military veterans, a decisive vote bank in Himachal Pradesh.
Shah also said that PM Modi was instrumental in ending Article 370 to ensure full and real integration of Jammu & Kashmir with the country, besides carrying out surgical strikes and air strikes across the border.
“He also laid the foundation stone of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya ending a very old and complex issue. It is under the guidance of Shri Narendra Modi ji the Kashi Vishwanath Dham was totally reconstructed while the Mahakal temple in Ujjain was also given a new look,” the home minister said.
He said the people of Himachal Pradesh have decided to change the electoral tradition of the state by once again giving a decisive mandate to Bharatiya Janata Party. “People of Himachal Pradesh are saying — Ek Baar Bhajpa, Baar Baar Bhajpa,” he added.
He further said, “In Himachal Pradesh, we have a dynasty based Congress party, while on the other hand, we have the BJP which under the leadership and guidance of Modi ji is committed to making Himachal Pradesh the top state in the country.”
Shah said that Congress has shown the dream of chief ministership to 8-10 candidates. “Congress is a party of kings and queens. Here only the people of a specific family can move forward. On the other hand, the BJP under PM Modi ensures growth of the common party workers,” Shah said.
He dubbed Congress as a “Ma-Beta” party and questioned how individuals facing serious allegations can give a good government in the hill state.
“In a democracy like India, the days of “raja-rani” are over, and it is now the time of the common man,” Shah said in a dig at Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi ((mother-son duo), as well as Pratibha Singh and her son Vikramaditya Singh in Himachal Pradesh.
Shah urged people to re-elect BJP in the state, breaking the state’s tradition of not repeating a government. “I have heard the speeches of Congress leaders. They have nothing to say except their expectations of the ‘Riwaz’ (tradition). Change this tradition of alternative governments,” Shah said and coined a new slogan — “Ek bar BJP, bar bar BJP”.

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