Pramila Devi was the most formidable candidate for the Bhoranj by-election and was selected by consensus by party leaders. This was stated by Transport Minister GS Bali here today. He said that the Congress would win the seat with a comfortable margin. Replying on the change of party candidate within 24 hours, Bali said that there may some mistake in the communication that led to the some confusion but it was rectified within no time.
Terming the election as important in view of the Vidhan Sabha elections later this year, he said he had all respect for the veteran BJP leader ID Dhiman who looked after the constituency for almost three decades but now the party had fielded a true Congress worker. The Congress candidate Pramila Devi had already succeeded in penetrating the BJP stronghold in the home Zila Parishad ward of former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. The Congress had no doubts about her victory in the by-election.
He said that the party was united and every leader and worker in the constituency would drum up support for Pramila Devi. He said the results of this by-election result in drastic changes in the political scenario of the state politics.
He said that the Congress would go to the voters with its achievements and development works that the party had done for the constituency. By fielding a young woman leader the Congress had already taken lead among women and youth. Pramila Devi would be star campaigner in the election and every Congress men would be supporting her.
Bali, Transport and Technical Education Minister, said that during his tenure over 2000 buses were added in the fleet of HRTC. He said that sufficient funding had been given for the renovation of bus stand here and process of re tendering for the new bus stand had also been initiated as the company that had to construct the new bus stand under BOT scheme had withdrawn. He said action would be taken against the dhabawalas who were fleecing passangers.
Story: The Tribune