'No Modi magic this time ...UPA will win LS polls'
Dharamsala: Senior Congress leader and former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday claimed that 'Modi magic' will not work in the coming Lok Sabha elections and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will form the government at the Centre next year.
He claimed that the many "anti-people decisions" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government at the Centre have disappointed the people of the country.
Hitting out at Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Singh said, "The Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state is now about a year old, but still there are no signs of development and the people are being misled in the name of development."
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic will not work this time in the general elections. The Congress will win all the four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh. The next government in the centre will be of United Progressive Alliance, and the people are eagerly waiting for the elections," he told reporters in Kangra
Accusing Thakur of focusing on development of a particular area in the state, Singh said, "Till now, the Bharatiya Janata Party -led state government is only engaged in taking credit for the developmental works initiated by the Congress dispensation."
On Congress' ticket distribution for Lok Sabha seats, he said the decision will be taken by the party high command and only those candidate with winning potential, will be given nomination.