Shimla, Nov 7
BJP state president Suresh Kashyap said today that no discussion was held on party’s recent defeat in By Election during the National executive meeting.
Addressing media person here today Kashyap said that the meeting which was held though virtual mode did not discuss the cause of party debacle.
He said that party would hold ‘Chintan’ Meeting soon to discuss the reasons of loss.
Replying to decision of distribution of ticket to party candidate Kashyap said that ticket allotment was decided by the party high command and he wouldn’t cast any aspersions on the decision of high command.
Neelam Saraik was made candidate for Jubbal Kotkhai Assembly bye election keeping 50 per cent women population in mind however party could not save the deposit as BJP rebel was in the fray which benefited the Congress.
He said that including Arki and Fatehpur Assembly allotment of tickets party would contemplate about the reasons of defeat and it would be disclosed to the media in the future.
He said that party organization is United in the state however if it would be necessary to take some remedial measures after the Chitan meeting. He said that party would decide about it with consent of Jagat Prakash Nadda and senior party leader including Shanta Kumar and Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal if needed.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said that there are no proposals to reshuffle the cabinet in the state however it would be decided after the Chintan meeting, if it is desirable.
Thakur said that party had won by election in 2019 after the Lok sabha elections and Congress candidate in Dharmshala was also pushed to third place in this by poll.
There is very narrow margin in the loss and victory in the 2021 bye election and party would put up four times efforts in Assembly Election of 2022 to ensure mission repeat, added the CM.
We would disclose about the reason of party debacle after the Chintan meeting as it would not be possible to blame infighting of party reason of defeat.
He said that there party would find about the cause of defeat and would overcome all challanges before going to the next poll.
Former Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal also attended the meeting he said that no discussion was held about the reason of party defeat .
No discussion was held in the National Executive Meeting about the issue of party defeat, he added that party will hold Chintan Meeting in near future however he evaded query about his assessment of party defeat.
Dhumal was declared party star campaigner in the by election but party Election Committee did not field him to address any Election meeting. Dhumal’s son Anurag Thakur addressed Election meeting in the state including Arki and Jubbal Kotkhai. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressed 68 public meeting in the by election and around 40 Election meeting was held by Party President Suresh Kashyap.
After the Himachal Pradesh bye-election and complete defeat of it’s candidate Narendra Modi Government had cut down Excise duty on Petrol and Diesel first time.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur had also stated on Nov 3 after defeat of party that Congress successfully used weapon of price rise against the BJP and infighting in the party are main cause of debacle.
Party president said that Vaccinatation program launched by the Union government against Covid pandemic helped to reduce the severity among the patient.
The Covid cases are still pouring despite 100 percent first dose of Covid Vaccine but Covid situation is not so alarming he claimed adding that Himachal Pradesh would achieved complete target of vaccinatation by Nov 30.