The polling in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9 while counting of votes would take place on December 18.
In Chamba constituency, the BJP has given the ticket to Pawan Nayyar (65), a traditional Congressman who lost twice to Chauhan in 2007 and 2012 and recently joined the party.
Dalhousie municipal council president Manoj Chadha from the Congress recently joined the BJP. The residents alleged that Chadha’s sour relations with Asha Kumari was a major reason for slow development works in the town.
Kewal’s 12-year-old son, who attends RSS shakha every evening in a neighbourhood school, is a part of the saffron outfit’s army that has fanned out in the state to hone up BJP’s chances in the Himachal Assembly elections.
As the constituency gears to vote, Goswami faces Himachal Pradesh Speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail’s son, Ashish Butail, of Congress and Praveen Kumar in a triangular contest, with Congress hoping to benefit from the BJP divide.
State BJP chief Satnam Singh Satti told The Indian Express that though they had promised to complete a four- lane road from Shimla to Pathnkot via Kangra by 2016, the project could not be started yet.
Four-time MLA and Gaddi community member Kapoor is counting on these 18,000 votes against his Congress rival in the constituency with 73,506 voters.
Dhumal is up against former BJP leader Rajinder Rana. While Rana is popular in the area, Dhumal has twice won from the erstwhile constituency of Bamsan of which several booths are now in Sujanpur.
Rahul said demonetisation hurt Himachal’s HAT — horticulture, agriculture and tourism. He said the Congress would modify GST if it comes to power in Delhi.
Adityanath alleged that various mafia were active under the patronage of Congress in the hill state and a time had come to usher in a clean and transparent government.
Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his charge of rampant corruption in the Congress-ruled state, the Congress scion claimed that as per a NITI Aayog report graft levels in Himachal Pradesh were way below others.
Apart from this, a paid holiday has been declared for the registered voters of Himachal Pradesh who are working in the industrial establishments in Punjab to enable them to exercise their franchise, an official spokesman said.
Decades have passed leaving wrinkles across the over-100 -year-old retired school teacher's face yet his enthusiasm remains undiminished as he prepares to cast his vote once again.
The petitioner had alleged that political parties were painting every possible place with their slogans and appeal for vote, whereas writing on walls of government properties is prohibited under the Himachal Pradesh Open Places Act.
BJP supporters feel that naming Dhumal as the chief ministerial candidate has given a boost to the party's prospects in entire Himachal as he wields considerable clout.
With the declaration of Prem Kumar Dhumal's name as the chief ministerial face, the prospects of the BJP candidates have received a boost in all the five constituencies of Hamirpur district and Nadaun is no exception.
Himachal Pradesh elections highlights: PM Modi, who was recently in Himachal for his campaign trail, had said the Congress heavyweights were steering clear of the state leaving Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to fend for himself.
Delhi’s former CM Sheila Dixit, demonstrated before the media-a LGP cylinder and samples of pulses to highlight problems of citizens facing sudden price rise and increase in LPG rates.
"Modi factor is very much there in Himachal, PM’s works are appreciated here. Earlier, they were saying there was no Modi factor in UP, Uttarakhand and Assam, but we won everywhere because of this factor only."
PM Modi's message at all three rallies — at Una, Palampur and Kullu in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh — was the same, that of tackling corruption.
At a rally in Kangra on Saturday, Modi had likened the Congress to termites and exhorted the people to finish it off by handing over a three-fourth majority to the BJP in the November 9 Himachal polls.
While the party leadership in Himachal Pradesh claimed that she got ‘unwell’ and her plan was ‘cancelled at the last moment due to health issues’, sources confirmed that empty chairs and thin gathering were the reasons for her tour getting cancelled.
"People feared Gabbar when he used to say 'kitne aadmi the' and now they fear Modi when he says 'mitron' because they do not know what is coming next," said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala
"For 70 years, Congress ruled the country but they were only involved in corruption, spreading lies, casteism and nepotism. This time the election is being fought by the people of the state who have decided to teach a lesson to Congress's 'Sultanate'," the PM said
Himachal Pradesh polls 2017: Doon constituency is all set to witness a close fight between Ram Kumar Chaudhary of Indian National Congress and Paramjeet Singh Pammi of BJP this election.