Virbhadra Singh asks party workers in Himachal to gear up for general elections
Himachal's Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that Congress Party always believed in unity and integrity of the country and had fought against the nefarious designs of certain elements that were out to divide the nation in the name of caste, creed, region and religion for gaining political mileage.
Singh was presiding over closing function of three-day State Youth Congress Training Workshop at Rajiv Bhawan, here today. He said that the Congress leaders Mahatma Gandhi, Moti Lal Nehru, Maulana Azad, Sardar Patel, Lokmanya Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru instilled patriotism and motivated people of the Nation for attaining freedom.
Chief Minister said that Nehru-Gandhi family and all Prime Ministers had special affection towards hill State Himachal Pradesh and its people. He said that leaders of BJP, the then Jan Sangh had opposed the formation of Himachal Pradesh and then Statehood and now they were claiming to be the biggest well wishers of the State.
Singh exhorted the youth to study the history of country struggle and formation of Himachal Pradesh including economic, social and other policies of the country imbibe good values in themselves. He said that youth was the power, strength and future of the country and they should channelize their energy towards making State and country strong and vibrant.
Chief Minister asked the youth to work for strengthening of party at grass root level and associate new members to widen the party base. He said that as General Lok Sabha Election-2014 was drawing nearer, every Congress worker especially the youth should gear up for ensuring victory of Party candidates on all the four Lok Sabha seats in the State.
He said that Congress workers should go to the people to make them aware about development, schemes of UPA Government as well as State Government. He said that they should mingle with common man and work for their betterment.