"People want Prem Kumar Dhuman's progressive government. There was so much corruption in the past five years that people were fed up, and if HP wants to progress then BJP government has to come in power," he added.
The voting for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh began on Thursday morning, wherein 338 candidates are contesting across 68 seats in the hilly state.
While Singh is the current Chief Minister of the state, Dhumal has served the post twice before. Both of them have shifted their constituencies and are contesting from Arki and Sujanpur.
This election will play a decisive factor for Singh, the longest-serving Chief Minister, who will serve a seventh term in the Legislative assembly if stands victorious.
If results come in favour of the Congress, it will be a huge morale booster for the party which has registered a decline in its vote share across the country since 2014 General elections.
The results of the polling will be announced after 40 days, on December 18. (ANI)