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Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Prem Kumar Dhumal to be CM candidate of BJP

The voting for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will be held on November 9 and the results will be declared on December 18.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 31, 2017 17:13 IST ]
Prem Kumar Dhumal
Prem Kumar Dhumal

BJP President Amit Shah today announced that Prem Kumar Dhumal will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate for upcoming Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

Amit Shah made the announcement while addressing an election rally at Solan in Himachal Pradesh.

“The BJP is going to fight the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls under the leadership of Prem Kumar Dhumal...Dhumal is currently a former CM but after December 18, he will be the new chief minister of the state,” he said.  

The voting for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will be held on November 9 and the results will be declared on December 18.

In Himachal Pradesh, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned in  dislodging Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government this time . With the Himachal CM under ED scanner in connection with a money-laundering case, the BJP is all set to make corruption the focus of its election campaign.

In 2012 elections, the Congress had won 36 out of 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh Assembly and the party had secured 42.81% of vote share. The BJP, on the other hand, had won 26 seats with a vote share of 38.4%.

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