A total of 337 candidates contested in the election that was held on November 9 across 7,521 polling stations in the state. Along with the two CM candidates, a total of 62 sitting MLAs were in the fray.
Sharma also pointed out instances when, according to him, Chief Minister overturned his requests for development works in Mandi town, and instead encouraged his “loyalists” to interfere in his political affairs administrative matters and schemes
Seven-time MLA Vidya Stokes (89) lost every attempt to be the chief ministerial face. And at last, she could only become a senior most minister under Virbhadra Singh—whom she had been fighting for leadership