Dharamshala, Jul 30 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said that this year’s assembly polls would be his last and expressed confidence that the Congress would come back to power in the state. Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021: Congress Releases First Candidate List Full of Fresh Faces

The state Congress is strong and is all set for a comeback in the assembly elections, which is due later this year, he told reporters at Nupur, around 70 km from here. Also Read - 100 Days Or 100 Months: Congress Will Continue To Fight Till Farm Laws Are Rolled Back, Says Priyanka Gandhi

“The coming elections shall be my last elections,” the state’s longest-serving chief minister said, adding the party will fight the polls under his leadership. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Election 2021: DMK-Congress Finalise Seat-sharing Pact. Congress Given 25 Seats, to Fight Kanyakumari By-poll

Rejecting the idea of creating new districts, Singh said there is no need of increasing the number of districts in the state.

“The government has created a number of new sub- divisions, blocks, tehsils and sub-tehsils to help people get their administrative works done. So, the creation of districts is not required.”

On Congress leaders defecting the party, the chief minister said, “Those who are trying to damage the party are small and countable. The problem will be sorted out soon.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.