Shimla: Congress spokesman Kuldeep Rathore today denied that chief minister Virbhadra Singh had made any unsavory remarks about functioning of the Election Commission.Talking to mediapersons Rathore said that at no point has chief minister made any comments against the functioning of the election commission or any of its members, which BJP leader Satpal Jain has spoken off.
Yesterday Jain had sought an apology form Virbhadra Singh for having cast aspersions on the election commission by allegedly having said that it was working at the behest of LK Advani, the BJP leader.
Rathore claimed that BJPâ€™s campaign in the 3 tribal segments that go to the polls tomorrow was lackluster and failed to attract attention of the people.
â€œLack of issues was making BJP whip up passions that had nothing to do with seeking a mandate from the people,â€ said Rathore.
He said that saffron party had failed to make an impact on the electorate in the tribal seats of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Bharmaur. Low turnouts at the rallies held by BJP clearly reflected the mood of the people,â€ he claimed.
The congress election screening committee was scheduled to meet on 18th November, where norms for selecting the party candidates would be settled, he said.
State president Viplove Thakur has requested party president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahaul Gandhi to be the star campaigners in Himachal and electioneering plans were being drawn up.
For disseminating information related to the election campaign, the party was establishing four media centers at Shimla, Mandi, Dharamshala and Hamirpur, said Rathore.