Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Shimla, the BJP on Sunday launched a cleanliness drive in all 34 wards of the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC).
Party leaders and workers took to the streets, carrying brooms. They also launched a mass contact programme and collected donations from people.
Party spokesman Mohinder Dharmani said social and religious organisations have contributed to the cleanliness drive and the city will be cleared of garbage and dirt.
However, the Congress dubbed the campaign as an eyewash and a desperate attempt reach out to voters in the run-up to the Shimla Municipal Corporation polls, alleging the party had done nothing for the people during the past four-and-a-half years.
The BJP in Himachal Pradesh is going to sound the poll bugle with the rally of the prime minister at the Ridge, Shimla, on April 27. The elections in the state are slated for this year-end.