Shimla, December 8
Even as leaders of both the BJP and Congress are keeping their fingers crossed ahead of the counting for the Vidhan Sabha polls tomorrow, the arrival of Priyanka Gandhi at her residence here yesterday has further charged up the political atmosphere in the state.
Great significance is being attached to the presence of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi here on the counting day, as she had spearheaded her party’s campaign in the state. She is staying at her residence in Chharabra, near here. She could play a pivotal role in the political developments in the Congress that could unfold tomorrow. As per the directives of the party high command, CM Jai Ram Thakur has been asked to stay in the state capital to garner the support of Independents in case of a fractured mandate. Fearing a dent in its vote bank from 21 rebels, the BJP has been maintaining a close watch on them and is hoping to rope them in to repeat its government.