Prem Kumar Dhumal will be BJP’s CM candidate in Himachal Pradesh: Just before the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has finally declared its CM candidate’s name. The former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has once again expressed confidence in the party. During a rally in Himachal’s Rajgarh, BJP national president Amit Shah has announced this. Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had also declared Virbhadra Singh as his CM Candidate.
Prem Kumar Dhumal will be BJP’s CM candidate in Himachal Pradesh
Amit Shah declaring Dhumal’s name in the public meeting said, “Virbhadra ji asks every day at every gathering in every meeting, do not give the account of his work, do not answer corruption. Do not talk about the justice of the doll. We ask that BJP is fighting under whose leadership. Friends are fighting all over the country under the leadership of BJP Modi. If you want to hear that BJP is fighting under whose leadership BJP in Himachal Pradesh, I will clarify today Virbhadra is going to Himachal to contest the elections under the leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party Dhumal ji. I want to tell Virbhadra that the elections of 2017 will fight under the leadership of our senior leader Dhumal ji. Himachal Pradesh Opinion Poll 2017
Shah, claiming BJP’s victory, declared, “And I also want to say that now Dhumal is a former Chief Minister, leader of the Opposition and after 18 December, Dhumal is going to be the Chief Minister of Himachal.”
Dhumal is on the ground from Sujanpur
BJP’s senior leader Prem Kumar Dhumal is contesting from Sujanpur instead of his traditional seat Hamirpur this time. Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency came into existence after the delimitation in the Sujanpur assembly seat of 2008. There were 65,006 voters inside this area in the 2012 assembly elections. Gujarat Opinion Poll 2017
After coming into existence, both major parties in the state had failed to occupy this seat. Independent candidate Rajinder Singh won this seat with a margin of 14,166 votes in the two camps, but this time, the BJP’s veteran leader and twice Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal filed the nomination from Sujanpur assembly and the difficulties of Congress and the present legislator Have increased. Himachal Pradesh BJP Candidate List 2017
Who is Prem Kumar Dhumal?
73-year-old Prem Kumar Dhumal has been representing from Hamirpur assembly constituency of Himachal Pradesh. For the first time in 1984, Dhumal contested the Lok Sabha election, although he had to face defeat. In the 1989 Lok Sabha elections, he won from Hamirpur seat. HP Congress Candidate List 2017
In 1991, Dhumal again won from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat. After this, the BJP appointed him the President of Himachal Pradesh State unit. Although he had to face defeat in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections. For the first time in the coalition government of BJP-Himachal Vikas Congress, he took over as CM From March 1998 to March 2003 he was the Chief Minister of the state. After that, he was the Chief Minister again from December 2007 to December 2012.
Earlier, while releasing the BJP Vision Document Minister Arun Jaitley had said that a very experienced leader will be given responsibility in the state. However, he then said that the decision will be made by the party that the candidate’s name will be declared first or fixed after the election. Earlier, BJP had not declared CM candidate during the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. But in the Himachal elections, BJP has already announced CM candidate before changing strategy.