Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: BJP vs Congress is Dhumal vs Virbhadra
BJP's chief minister face in Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal has consistently ranked in number one place in surveys the BJP and RSS were constantly getting done. Yet the party was reluctant to name him, until Virbhadra Singh arm-twisted the Congress to nominate him. Once that happened, the Congress was perceived to have stolen a march over BJP, and its Mission-50 Plus in the 68-member House suddenly began to look shaky. The GST and demonetisation issues were also turning the heat on Modi making it a Virbhadra V/s Modi battle.