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BJP announces candidates for 68 Himachal Assembly seatsFormer chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal (L) will contest from Sujanpur. Tribune file photo

BJP announces candidates for 68 Himachal Assembly seats

18 Oct 2017 | 5:19 PM

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday announced its candidates for all 68 Assembly seats. Twenty-four of 28 sitting lawmakers were given ticket, including Maheshwar Singh, whose party Himachal Lokhit Party merged with the BJP.

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 18

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced its candidates for all 68 Assembly seats.

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Twenty-four of 28 sitting lawmakers were given ticket, including Maheshwar Singh, whose party Himachal Lokhit Party merged with the BJP.

Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti are among the party candidates.

The names also include Anil Sharma, Congress veteran Sukhram's son, who quit his party recently to join the BJP.

Dhumal, a two-time chief Minister, will contest from Sujanpur instead of Hamirpur, which he represents in the outgoing Assembly.

Dhumal and Union Minister J P Nadda are seen as two most likely choices for the post of Chief Minister if the saffron party comes back to power in the Congress-ruled state. The BJP has not named its chief ministerial candidate.

The BJP Central Election Committee had met last week to finalise their candidates in the state. The single-phase election for the 68 Assembly seats will be held on November 9. Votes will be counted on December 18.

 

Constituency No.

Name of constituency

Name of candidate

1             

Churah (SC)

Shri Hansraj

2            

Bharmour (ST)

Shri Jiya Lal Kapoor

3             

Chamba

Shri Pawan Naiyar

4             

Dalhousie

Shri D.S. Thakur

5             

Bhattiyat

Shri Vikram Singh Jaryal

6             

Nurpur

Shri Rakesh Pathaniya

7             

Indora (SC)

Smt. Reeta Dhiman

8             

Fatehpur

Shri Kripal Parmar

9             

Jawali

Shri Arjun Singh Thakur

10          

Dehra

Shri Ravindra Singh

11      

Jaswan-Pragpur

Shri Vikram Singh

12      

Jawalamukhi

Shri Ramesh Dhavala

13           

Jaisinghpur (SC)

Shri Ravindra Dhiman

14          

Sullah

Shri Vipin Singh Parmar

15           

Nagrota

Shri Arun Kumar (Kuka)

16.           

Kangra

Shri Sanjay Chaudhary

17           

Shahpur

Smt. Sarvin Chaudhary

18           

Dharamshala

Shri Kisan Kapoor

19           

Palampur

Sushree Indu Gauswamy

20           

Baijnath (SC)

Shri Mulakh Raj Premi

21           

Lahaul & Spiti (ST)

Dr. Ramlal Markandeya

22           

Manali

Shri Govind Singh Thakur

23           

Kullu

Shri Maheshwar Singh

24           

Banjar

Shri Surendra Shourie

25           

Anni (SC)

Shri Kishori Lal

26           

Karsog (SC)

Shri Hira Lal

27           

Sundernagar

Shri Rakesh Jamwal

28           

Nachan (SC)

Shri Vinod Kumar

29           

Seraj

Shri Jai Ram Thakur

30           

Darang

Shri Jawahar Thakur

31           

Jogindernagar

Shri Gulab Singh Thakur

32           

Dharampur

Shri Mahendra Singh Thakur

33           

Mandi

Shri Anil Sharma

34           

Balh (SC)

Shri Indra Singh Gandhi

35           

Sarkaghat

Col. Indra Singh Thakur

36           

Bhoranj (SC)

Smt. Kamlesh Kumari

37           

Sujanpur

Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal

38           

Hamirpur

Shri Narendra Thakur

39           

Barsar

Shri Baldev Sharma

40           

Nadaun

Shri Vijay Agnihotri

41           

Chintpurni (SC)

Shri Balbir Singh Chaudhary,

42           

Gagret

Shri Rajesh Thakur

43           

Haroli

Shri Ram Kumar Sharma

44           

Una

Shri Satpal Singh Sati

45           

Kutlehar

Shri Virendra Kuwar

46           

Jhanduta (SC)

Shri J.R. Katwal

47           

Ghumarwin

Shri Rajendra Garg

48           

Bilaspur

Shri Subhas Thakur

49           

Sri Naina Deviji

Shri Randheer Sharma

50           

Arki

Shri Ratan Singh Pal

51           

Nalagarh

Shri Krishan Lal Thakur

52           

Doon

Sardar Paramjeet Singh (Pammi)

53           

Solan (SC)

Shri Rajesh Kashyap

54           

Kasauli (SC)

Shri Rajeev Sahjal

55           

Pachhad (SC)

Shri Suresh Kumar Kashyap

56           

Nahan

Shri Rajeev Bindal

57           

Sri Renukaji (SC)

Shri Balbir Chauhan

58           

Paonta Sahib

Shri Sukhram Chaudhary

59           

Shillai

Shri Baldev Singh Tomar

60           

Chopal

Shri Balbir Singh Verma

61           

Theog

Shri Rakesh Verma

62           

Kasumpti

Smt. Vijay Jyoti Sain

63           

Shimla

Shri Suresh Bhardwaj

64           

Shimla Rural

Shri Pramod Sharma

65           

Jubbal-Kotkhai

Shri Narendra Bargata

66           

Rampur (SC)

Shri Prem Singh Draik

67           

Rohru (SC)

Smt. Shashi Bala

68           

Kinnaur (ST)

Shri Tejwant Negi

 

 

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