Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday maintained that the heavy turnout and higher percentage of women voters in the recent State Assembly elections indicated that people were frustrated with inflation and corruption of the UPA II government at the Centre. Nearly 75 per cent polling was recorded in the elections.

Addressing a Press conference, he said the people, especially the women, had voted against the arbitrary decisions of the government on LPG capping and general price rise.

He said people believe in the declarations by the BJP government since it had supplied free CFL bulbs, ration, mid-day meals, uniform to students twice in a year and an efficient, free ambulance service in the past five years.

He claimed that such services and developmental work would bring his government back to the helm.