Dharamshala: Congressmen deserting the party in the other parts of the country and in Himachal Pradesh, the cauldron rising for a change in leadership of the party was brushed aside by 6 time chief minister Virbhadra Singh who told media persons at Nurpur that Congress would fight the upcoming elections under his leadership.
The coming elections shall be my last election,” said Virbhadra in response to a question about him leading the party into the election slated to held before the end of the year.
Reacting to congress men deserting the party and joining others parties, particularly BJP , Virbhadra Singh said, “ they are small in number and countable, who are trying to damage the party. The problem will be sort out soon.”
The chief minister was speaking to media persons at Nurpur, 70 kms from here, before he was to leave for Chamba this morning.
The chief minister denied that a congress MLAs in Himachal were likely to join BJP. “Himachal Congress is strong and all set for a comeback to power,” he said.
Virbhadra Singh is the longest serving chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. Prior to his current term that started in 2012, he was chief minister from 1983 to 1990, from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2007.
Rejecting the demand for new districts in the state Singh said that is was only the brainchild of the media.
There is no need for increasing the existing 12 district. Our government has created a number of new Sub-divisions, Blocks, Tehsils and Sub Tehsils to help the public to get their administrative work done near their homes. So creation of any new district is not required,” said the chief minister.