Dhumal to be BJP’s CM candidate in Himachal

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October 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday named Prem Kumar Dhumal as the party’s chief ministerial face for the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

Party chief Amit Shah made the announcement at a public meeting, thus ending 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,” PTI quoted Shah as saying.

The former Himachal Pradesh chief minister will lead the BJP to a “huge majority” in the state, Shah said.

It was reported that Union minister JP Nadda was in the running for the post, but Dhumal’s mass connect in the hill state may have tipped the scale in his favour.(Agencies)

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