"I would not like to speculate but can say with confidence that Congress would win all four seats," said the chief minister, who was back in his office today after two months of election campaign, told reporters in Shimla.
    
Reiterating the demand for a probe into crores of rupees being allegedly spent on BJP's election campaign, Virbhadra said that the Election Commission should initiate a thorough enquiry into it.
    
"For the first time in the electoral history of India, a party has sought votes in the name of a leader which is a serious threat to our multi-party parliamentary democracy. The Congress party has had towering leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shashtri and Indira Gandhi but we never sought votes in their names and instead urged the voters to vote for Congress," he added.
    
Blaming the ‘poor management’ of the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for the present financial crunch in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said that it was because of its financial indiscipline that the situation has become so bad.
    
"I wish the Finance Commission would appreciate our problems and requirements and give sufficient funds to overcome the situation," he said.

(Agencies)

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