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Dhumal refuses Shanta's help for son

punjab Updated: Mar 30, 2014 00:58 IST
Ajay Kumar Upadhyay

Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Friday denied a need for veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shanta Kumar's help in Hamirpur for his parliamentarian son Anurag Thakur.

Addressing mediapersons at Ghumarwin, Dhumal said that Shanta was “very busy” as he was a contender from the Kangra parliamentary seat.

He denied that he was launching his younger son Arun Dhumal from the Sujanpur assembly seat in the byelections on May 7, adding that it was “too early” to comment on whether Narender Thakur, who had recently returned to the party fold from the Congress, and said only the party leadership would take a decision in this regard.

On allegations regarding the use of a “huge amount” of money on the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's election campaign, Dhumal demanded that Virbhadra disclosed the source of funds for All-India Congress Committee vice-president Rahul Gandhi's advertising campaign.

Refraining from commenting on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Dhumal said the people of Himachal had always declined the third front and supported only the two major parties.