Election 2019

Litmus exam for BJP in Himachal bastion

It will be a litmus exam for BJP’s three-time immature MP and former boss of a state and inhabitant cricket bodies Anurag Thakur, who has been confronting unbending foe from a Congress to wring his party’s bastion, a Hamirpur parliamentary constituency.

The Congress, that has won this chair usually once in a past 30 years, has pitted former contestant and five-time authority Ram Lal Thakur opposite former BCCI arch Anurag Thakur.

“For a past one year we am concentrating usually in my constituency. we have via been in a subdivision visiting several places and assembly people, solely when there was council event where we available over 85 per cent attendance,” Anurag Thakur, 44, who once headed a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) girl wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), told IANS.

This subdivision has been witnessing some-more assertive campaigning than for a other 3 in a state – Shimla (reserved), Kangra and Mandi.

Popularly famous as ‘Raja Saab’, Virbhadra Singh, who helmed 6 prior Congress governments, is withdrawal no mill unturned to wring a chair from a BJP.

Likewise, his archrival and two-time BJP Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is devoting his limit time and appetite in a subdivision to safeguard a four-in-a-row for his son,

A cricket-related authorised conflict by a prior supervision opposite a Dhumal family has held it on a gummy wicket, domestic observers say.

But Anurag Thakur – a party’s many decorated member of Parliament whose innings with a Board of Cricket for Control in India was quick and mad though short-lived, believes it to be box of transparent domestic vendetta.


“During his progressing tenures as arch minister, he (Virbhadra Singh) did all to repairs a HPCA (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association). He even lifted a together cricket organisation that failed. No law of a land has been disregarded by a HPCA. Cases opposite it were usually domestic in inlet and we came out purify from several courts,” he said.

Anurag Thakur pronounced a prior Congress supervision also brought a Sports Bill with a goal of gaining control over sports associations.

Often confronting accusations also within a celebration of sketch mileage of dynastic politics – a use some-more compared with a Congress, he said: “It is not in one’s hands to confirm a family we are innate in. My father (Prem Kumar Dhumal) has dedicated his life for a gratification of people of Himachal Pradesh and for this we am proud.”

“It is a fight politics of a Congress that forced me to enter into politics,” he added.

An MLA from a Naina Devi constituency, 67-year-old Ram Lal Thakur of a Congress could infer a domestic heavyweight opposite Anurag Thakur, domestic observers believe.

Erlier, a Congress was deliberation three-time BJP MP Suresh Chandel who was held in a prick operation in a 2005 when he represented Hamirpur in a Lok Sabha.

But Chandel’s entrance into a Congress was denied by celebration arch Rahul Gandhi to equivocate promulgation out a vigilance that it “is banking on BJP rebels”, a comparison Congress personality told IANS.

Since his lass feat in a parliamentary by-election in May 2008, Anurag Thakur, who was re-elected as HPCA boss in 2016 for a fourth time in period given 2000, has been targeted by a rivals for being high-profile and jet-setting, and for rubbing shoulders with a high and mighty, a domestic spectator noted.

“Unlike his father, (Anurag) Thakur doesn’t authority most change in his home subdivision Hamirpur. In fact, it was Dhumal who clinging his limit time and appetite in a subdivision to safeguard repeat of his son, third time in a row, in a final (2014) ubiquitous elections,” a comparison state BJP personality told IANS.

But Anurag Thakur’s loyalty to a cricket universe took him on formulating complicated infrastructure in a tiny mountain state.

Polling for all 4 Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha seats will be on May 19.

Article source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/elections/lok-sabha/india/litmus-test-for-bjp-in-himachal-bastion/articleshow/68773595.cms

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