PK Dhumal is BJP CM pick for Himachal Pradesh poll

01 November, 2017, 01:02 | Author: Katrina Soto
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Amit Shah is campaigning in the state for five days and address rallies at Toki in Indora and Rajgarh in Pachhad on 31 October and in Seraj and Hamirpur on 1 November.

Union Minister JP Nadda called PK Dhumal and congratulated him for being elected as BJP's CM candidate for Himachal Pradesh.

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh is neither competent nor capable of ensuring development and the party should be wiped out from the state, BJP president Amit Shah said addressing a series of election rallies.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, while unveiling the vision document of the party in Shimla on Sunday, had dropped enough hints of the imminent announcement by stating that the most experienced leader would be the chief minister of the state.

Bjp president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other top leaders were present in the committee meeting.

Sources disclosed that one of the major reasons why the BJP was postponing naming its chief ministerial candidate was the fact that its state unit is infested with factionalism.

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Himachal Pradesh will election for 68 seats on November 9 while counting of votes will take place on December 18.

Dhumal did not aggressively voice his dissent with the BJP for not being announced the chief ministerial candidate. While he doesn't enjoy mass base in the state, he is close to the BJP chief even while he is the secretary to the most powerful Parliamentary Board of the party.

Dhumal, 73, a two-time Chief Minister was keen on fighting the polls after being declared the CM face but the party has not warmed up to the idea earlier.

"Himachal Pradesh has become Mafia Pradesh under Congress rule".

But in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won all the state's four seats with a vote percentage of 53.85 per cent, while the Congress got 41.07 per cent votes.



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