The Bharatiya Janata Party on 31 October, 2017 announced the name of Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal as its Chief Ministerial candidate for the Himachal Pradesh assembly election. A two-time Chief Minister, Shri Dhumal’s name was declared by BJP National President Shri Amit Shah himself.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chief Ministerial candidate Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal later in an interview said that his top priority would be restoring law and order, which, he said has taken a turn for the worse over the past five year under a Congress government headed by Virbhadra Singh.
“I have to protect life, property and honour of the people. This is my top priority,” he said. Shri Dhumal, who specifically mentioned the need to protect the dignity of women said the state had its share of young police officers who are currently side-lined and will help him do this.
“With PM Shri Narendra Modi holding election rallies all over the State, the mood of public is such that the Congress will be wiped out from the state. The Virbhadra regime is a symbol of corruption and mis-governance and people have decided to uproot it,” he said.
When asked how will he improve the poor road infrastructure in the state and fulfill his dream of railroad to Leh via Himachal Pradesh, Shri Dhumal said the Modi government has already come to our aid by planning to invest Rs 70,000 crore for road and bridge infrastructure. “The Modi government had sanctioned Rs 329 crore to the state for preparing detailed project reports for 69 National Highway roads and 64 bridges but the Virbhadra government did nothing. If elected, we will make this a priority as this will help tourism industry and generate economic activity and jobs,” he said.
Dhuumal ji is among our senior most leaders with rich administrative expeience in Himachal. He will once again make a wonderful CM @DhumalHP.