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BJP releases Himachal list

January 31, 2003 04:24 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday released a list of 66 candidates for the Himachal Pradesh assembly election, polling for which will take place on February 26.

Caretaker Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has been given ticket from the Bamsan assembly constituency.

While 26 sitting MLAs of the party have been given tickets, eight have been denied renomination.

Four women -- Urmil Thakur (Hamirpur), Anita Sandal (Pragpur), Renu Chaddha (Baniket) and Rani Kiran Kumari (Mandi) -- have been given tickets.

The speaker of the dissolved assembly, who joined the party on Thursday, has been nominated for the Joginder Nagar seat.

Former Union telecommunication minister, Pramod Mahajan, who has been appointed general secretary in charge of Himachal Pradesh, said the party would do well in Himachal Pradesh.

"We have done commendable work in Himachal Pradesh and we hope that the people of the state would give us another chance. The party campaign would be led by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. We are planning to send one national leader to each of the assembly segment of the state from February 12. This is the same strategy we adopted in Gujarat and we are sure it would pay off," Mahajan told rediff.com.

"Himachal Pradesh has got special attention because it has been close to the heart of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee," he said.

Asked how many seats did the party hope to win, Mahajan said that it would be difficult to talk numbers at this stage, but the party would get a comfortable majority.

Following is the list of 65 BJP candidates:

Serial Constituency Name of Candidate
1. Kinnaur (ST) Tejvant Singh Negi
2. Rampur (SC) Brij Lal
3. Rohru Khurshiram Balnahata
4. Jubbal Kotkhai Narendra Balnatha
5. Chopal Sanjay Shastri
6. Kumarsain Sandeepani Bhardwaj
7. Shimla Ganesh Dutt
8. Kasumpti (SC) Roop Das Kashyap
9. Arki Govind Sharma
10. Doon Dhyan Singh
11. Kasuli (SC) Virendra Kashyap
12. Solan Rajiv Bindal
13. Pachhad(SC) Ram Prakash
14. Rainuka(SC) Balbir Singh
15. Shillaii Dileep Singh Tomar
16. Ponta Sahib Sukhram Chaudhury
17. Nahan Chandra Mohan
18. Kotkehloor Randhir Sharma
19. Bilaspur Jagat Prakash Naddha
20. Ghumarwin Karmdev Dharmani
21. Geharwin (SC) Rikhiram Kondal
22. Nadaun Baburam Mandyal
23. Hamirpur Urmil Thakur
24. Bamsan Prem Kumar Dhumal
25. Mewa Ishwardas Dhiman
26. Nadaunta Baldev Sharma
27. Gagret (SC) Balbir Singh Chaudhary
28. Chintpurni Praveen Sharma
29. Una Satpal Satti
30. Kutlehar Virendra Kanwar
31. Napur Rakesh Pathania
32. Gangath(SC) Desraj
33. Jawali Dr Rajan Sushant
34. Guler Harbans Rana
35. Jaswan Vikram Thakur
36. Pragpur Ms Anti Sandal
37. Jwalamukhi Ramesh Dhawala
38. Thural Ravindra Singh Ravi
39. Rajgir (SC) Captain Atmaram
40. Baijnath Dulo Ram
41. Palampur Praveen Sharma
42. Sulah Vipin Parmar
43. Nagrota Ram Chand Bhatia
44. Shahpur Ms Sarveen Chaudhary
45. Dharamsla Kaishan Kapoor
46. Kangra Ratan Jagdamba
47. Bhatiat Kishori Lal
48. Banikhet Ms Renu Chaddha
49. Raj Nagar Mohan Lal
50. Chamba B K Chauhan
51. Bharmaur Tulsi Ram
52. Lahaul-Spiti Yuvraj Baudh
53. Kullu Karan Singh
54. Banjar Khimi Ram
55. Aani Tej Ram
56. Karsog (SC) Jogendra Pal
57. Chachyot Jairam Thakur
58. Nachan Dili Ram
59. Sunder Nagar Thakur Roop Singh
60. Balh (SC) Damodar Das
61. Gopalpur Colonel Inder Singh
62. Dharampur Karmvir Verma
63. Joginder Nagar Thakur Gulab Singh
64. Darang Ramesh Chandra
65. Mandi Ms Rani Kiran Kumari

Onkar Singh in New Delhi