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'Modi wave' will have no impact in HP, says Singh; hints may

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The 'Modi wave' is not working in leave aside Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister claimed today even as he indicated that he may contest the upcoming state polls from the Theog constituency.

The polls in the hill state will be held on November 9 and declared on December 18, the Commission has announced.

"I will win comfortable from any constituency with a huge margin but sitting from Theog, Vidya Stokes, and the Theog BCC (Block Committee) have requested me to contest from Theog," he said adding that he would make his decision known in two-three days.

said he also had offers to contestfrom many constituencies including Chopal and Arki.

The chief minister has left his Shimla (Rural) seat for son Vikramaditya Singh, who has already applied for the ticket.

No sitting would be unnecessarily axed and a list of candidates that has almost been finalised would be announced soon, the chief minister said.

I am in the mode for the past more than six months and am sure that the would get absolute majority, he said.

Asked about the presence of a 'Modi wave' in the state, chief minister said that when the "Modi wave is not working in ..How can it have any impact in Himachal when the people are annoyed over the imposition of GST and problems caused by demonetisation".

said that he would contest from a single constituency only and would campaign throughout the state.

"I am already campaigning for past six months and sure that the Congress would repeat its performance in the state. The manifesto of is also ready and being given final touches," he said.

It would be development and welfare oriented and all sections of the society would be taken care of, he said.

The chief minister dismissed allegations by the BJP that he was laying foundation stones without any budgetary provision and said that he would resign if it was found that even a single foundation stone had been laid without making provisions in the budget.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 20:02 IST