Senior Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the "betrayal" by some Congress leaders had led to the party's defeat in its traditional stronghold of Sirmaur district in the state Assembly polls.
Had some leaders not stabbed the party in the back, the Congress would have won two more assembly seats in Sirmaur district, said Singh while addressing a district-level meet of party workers at Nahan.
"I have forgiven those leaders who caused huge damage to the party by making petty mistakes and call upon all the workers to put up a united fight to defeat the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections," he said.
The Congress' state in-charge Rajni Patil claimed the differences between leaders had been sorted out and the party was fully united.
Lashing out at the Modi government, she alleged it was dividing people on religious lines.
The Modi government has drawn a dividing line even between Muslim men and women, she said.
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