Himachal Election: Congress Confident To Return To Power, Says Pratibha Singh

Even as Himachal Pradesh voted on Saturday to elect a new government, the Congress is confident that Riwaz Nahi Badlega (tradition will not change).

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By: Anand Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: 12 November, 2022 8:27 pm IST
HP Congress president Pratibha Singh (centre) is confident about victory 

Even as Himachal Pradesh voted on Saturday to elect a new government, the Congress is confident that Riwaz Nahi Badlega (tradition will not change).

While Himachal has developed a tradition of electing a new government in assembly elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to change the tradition with their slogan, Riwaz Badlega.

The Congress, on the other hand, is confident that it will form the state government by unseating the ruling BJP.

Himachal Congress chief Pratibha Singh, the widow of former Chief Minister late Virbhadra Singh, has stated that the grand old party will form a government in the state.

“The voting has been in favour of the Congress, and after December 8, a strong Congress government will be formed in the state with a full majority. And it will fulfil all the promises made in the elections for public welfare in the interest of the state,” Singh added.

She further stated that the heavy turnout at the polls clearly indicates a change of power in the state.

Pratibha Singh, who is also the Lok Sabha MP from the Mandi Parliamentary constituency, also thanked the voters for peaceful voting across the state.

She went on to say that the country’s Constitution grants everyone over the age of 18 the right to vote and choose their government.

Singh has said that the people’s power is winning in the state and people have completely rejected the money power of the BJP. She also stated that the state election results will determine the country’s political situation and direction.

The Congress campaigned aggressively in the state in a bid to make a comeback to power in the 68-member assembly. The BJP, on the other hand, is banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aura to change the tradition.

The Congress had promised to implement the old pension scheme, ₹1,500 to every woman between 18-60 years old, ₹680 crores for startup funds, and 300 free electricity units to every household.

Vikramaditya Singh, Singh’s son, is also running for the Shimla Rural Assembly seat that his father previously held.

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