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All eyes on Kangra

india Updated: Dec 18, 2007 02:23 IST
Gaurav Bisht
Gaurav Bisht
Hindustan Times
All eyes on Kangra

The Congress and BJP are leaving nothing to chance in Kangra, which goes to polls in the last round on December 19.

This Himachal district has 16 assembly seats — the highest in any district — and electoral records suggest that the party that pockets Kangra generally forms a government, too. Little wonder then that Dharamsala is buzzing with politico traffic.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh camped here for three days last week — despite incessant rain and fresh snowfall. He addressed several public meetings in Kangra.

The BJP’s CM candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal, came all the way from Shimla last week even after his helicopter failed to take off because of inclement weather.