Himachal Pradesh elections 2017: Prem Kumar Dhumal is BJP's CM face

  • Himachal Pradesh elections 2017: Prem Kumar Dhumal is BJP's CM face

Himachal Pradesh elections 2017: Prem Kumar Dhumal is BJP's CM face

PK Dhumal is just 2 years short of the party's unofficial age bar, 75.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced Prem Kumar Dhumal its chief ministerial candidate for the poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.

It also emerged in the deliberations that Congress was getting an advantage with Singh as its CM face while non-declaration of a CM face by the BJP may hurt its chances. He was president of the BJP in Himachal Pradesh from 1993 and became the state's Chief Minister in March 1998.

The term of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly ends on January 7, 2018.

Bjp president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other top leaders were present in the committee meeting.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, while unveiling the vision document of the party in Shimla on Sunday, had dropped enough hints of the imminent announcement by stating that the most experienced leader would be the chief minister of the state. "We want to make Himachal corruption-free and initiate record development initiatives in the state". The upcoming elections promise a fierce and interesting battle between the two candidates as Prem Kumar Dhumal will be contesting elections from Sujanpur this time rather than his primary Hamirpur constituency.

Dhumal did not aggressively voice his dissent with the BJP for not being announced the chief ministerial candidate.

Sources disclosed that the party's Central leadership, including the PM, asked Prof.

The decision of Shah has been hailed all over the state and as the uncertainty has been removed, BJP is likely to benefit in the polls scheduled to be held onNovember 9. Now with the undisputed contention in Hamirpur, it remains to be seen how well Dhumal will perform from the new constituency of Sujanpur.

"I am saying this now that Dhumalji is right now former chief minister, but after December 18 he is going to become the chief minister".