These seats are vacant after the death of sitting MPs and MLAs. The state has 68 assembly seats and four Lok Sabha seats. The Election Commission has not yet announced the dates for the by-elections.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) Himachal Pradesh in-charge secretary Sanjay Dutt told reporters that the central and state governments failed to handle the Covid crisis properly. People lost their precious lives due to non-availability of oxygen. Apart from this, people are suffering from inflation and unemployment.
Earlier, Dutt along with Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Mukesh Agnihotri and state Congress chief Kuldeep Rathod participated in a cycle rally against the continuous hike in petrol and diesel prices.