Shimla: Expressing confidence that Congress will return to power in Himachal Pradesh after the next assembly elections, incharge of the party in the state R K Dhawan today said good performance of the UPA Government at the Centre and the Congress in the state will bring it back to power.
Talking to media persons at Mandi after presiding over a meeting of party office bearers, he said that the chief minister of a given state was decided by the party high command only. “Virbhadra Singh would not be projected as the chief ministerial candidate in the next assembly elections,” said Dhawan.
Regarding allotment of tickets to candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections, he said, “winability of the candidates would be the only criterion.”
Dhawan said since the opposition BJP had no issue against the Congress in the state, it was spreading canards to remain in news.
Refusing to drawn into the controversy over Ram Setu issue, he said he had nothing to add to what had already been said.
Besides chief minister Virbhadra Singh, HPCC president Viplove Thakur, IPH Minister Kaul Singh Thakur, Power Minister Vidya Stokes and several party legislators were also present during the press conference.