Rahul has to ac­cept Hi­machal re­jected him: Jairam Thakur

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New Delhi: Hi­machal Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Jairam Thakur on Satur­day took a jibe at Congress Pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi for his ‘party’s in­ter­nal dishar­mony re­spon­si­ble for de­feat’ com­ment.

“I don’t want to com­ment on Rahul Gandhi’s state­ment, but he has to ac­cept that the pub­lic of Hi­machal Pradesh has re­jected him, and has sup­ported the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to make gov­ern­ment here,” Thakur told ANI.

In his as­sess­ment of the party’s de­feat, Rahul Gandhi had, on Fri­day, said that Congress was de­feated ‘only by Congress.’

With the BJP re­plac­ing Congress in the state, the cor­rup­tion cases against for­mer chief min­is­ter Virb­hadra Singh were ex­pected to see a speedy trial. Thakur, how­ever, main­tained that the gov­ern­ment would not work with the mo­tive of re­venge.

“The cases are pend­ing in the court and the gov­ern­ment doesn’t need to do any­thing from its end. I have pre­vi­ously also said that our gov­ern­ment will not work with the mo­tive of re­venge,” Thakur said.

The chief min­is­ter also said that “de­ci­sions taken with the in­ten­tion of po­lit­i­cal gains in the last six months” would be re­con­sid­ered and weighed on the ba­sis of merit.

He fur­ther as­sured that the gov­ern­ment would try to strictly main­tain law and or­der in the state so that cases like that of Gudiya gang-rape in Kothkai town that hap­pened ear­lier this year do not hap­pen again.

Thakur was elected the chief min­is­ter of Hi­machal Pradesh af­ter BJP won the elec­tion for the 68-mem­ber As­sem­bly this month.

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