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Himachal power minister Anil Sharma resigns after father-son join Congress

This comes days after the Congress fielded his son Aashray Sharma as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency which is also Anil Sharma’s constituency.

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New Delhi Published on: April 12, 2019 16:25 IST
BJP leader Anil Sharma
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BJP leader Anil Sharma

Himachal Pradesh Power Minister Anil Sharma resigned from the cabinet of the state’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on Friday.

This comes days after the Congress fielded his son Aashray Sharma as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency which is also Anil Sharma’s constituency.

Anil Sharma has been under pressure from his own party after his father, former Union minister Sukh Ram left the BJP and joined the Congress along with Aashray Sharma.

Anil Sharma refused to campaign for the BJP candidate, who is contesting against his son for the Lok Sabha seat, and even suggested that he was willing to quit the ministry over it.

He told the reporters that though he has now resigned from the ministry he will remain with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

He is the BJP MLA from the Mandi segment of the Lok Sabha constituency and the party expected him to campaign for its candidate Ramswaroop Sharma.

Sharma had said he will keep away from Mandi, campaigning neither for his son nor for the BJP candidate.

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