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Prem Kumar Dhumal named BJP’s chief minister candidate for Himachal polls

The assembly poll is scheduled on November 9 and results will be declared on December 18.

HimachalPradeshElection2017 Updated: Oct 31, 2017 18:41 IST
Prem Kumar Dhumal’s (centre) mass connect in the hill state seems to have tipped the scale in his favour.
Prem Kumar Dhumal’s (centre) mass connect in the hill state seems to have tipped the scale in his favour. (HT File Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday named former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly polls.

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,” Shah said.

“I thank my high command, workers and people of Himachal Pradesh,” said Dhumal.

The assembly poll is scheduled on November 9 and results will be declared on December 18.

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