Shimla: Former Congress minister and senior party leader G S Bali on Friday said that it is high time Himachal Pradesh got a chief minister from Kangra (his district) after a gap of 50 years.
Addressing a press conference at Nagrota Bagwan, Mr Bali asserted that the previous Congress and the present BJP government after winning twelve seats in the 2012 and 2017 assembly elections respectively made inroads into state government.
“People of Kangra and public mandate given by them could not be ignored any longer,” Mr Bali said.
“Kangra despite playing an important role in deciding who would be in the power at capital town Shimla didn’t get this berth. However, Shimla, Hamirpur have got this berth number of times and now it is with Mandi. ”
Bali statement gains relevance as the party is facing a void after recent demise of six-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh and the state going for Assembly polls next year.