The BJP on Wednesday released its very first listing of 62 candidates for the surveys to the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly, fielding Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from his current constituency Seraj.
The party dropped 11 sitting MLAs, including a cabinet minister, and also altered the seats of 2 preachers– Suresh Bharadwaj and also Rakesh Pathania.
Mr Bharadwaj, an elderly BJP leader in the state and also a resting MLA from Shimla Urban constituency, has actually been fielded from Kasumpti, while Nurpur MLA Pathania has been provided a ticket from the adjoining Fatehpur.
Preacher Mahendra Singh, MLA from Dharampur, has been replaced by his boy Rajat Thakur.
The BJP has actually fielded Chetan Bragta from Jubbal-Kotkhai, who objected to as an independent in the by-election after the celebration had refuted him a ticket.
Anil Sharma, child of previous Union minister Sukh Ram, has been fielded from Mandi.
The name of previous chief minister as well as expert celebration leader Prem Kumar Dhumal did not figure in the list. Event resources claimed the 78-year-old leader, whose son Anurag Thakur is a Union priest, had actually communicated to the event management his objection to contest.
The BJP has in some earlier polls avoided fielding those over 75 years old.
Eight prospects belonging to Scheduled Tribes figure in the checklist, while just three seats are booked under the ‘ST category’.
Around two-third of the advised prospects are graduates as well as blog post graduates.
The list likewise includes five ladies prospects, while opposition Congress has actually called 3 ladies among the 46 candidates it has announced so far.
The BJP’s list was settled during Monday’s meeting of the event’s Central Political election Committee, whose members include Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other elderly leaders.
Assembly polls in the state are set up for November 12 and the last date for filing elections is October 25.
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Last Updated: 19 October 2022