Himachal Pradesh 2017

BJP to fight Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls under Dhumal, says Amit Shah

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday named former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly polls.

Mr. Shah made the announcement at a public meeting, putting to rest speculation over the party’s choice for the top post.

“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,” Mr. Shah said.

The Assembly poll is for the State is scheduled on November 9 and the results will be declared on December 18.

Union Minister J.P. Nadda was seen as one of the contenders but Mr. Dhumal’s mass connect in the hill State seems to have tipped the scale in his favour.

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