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Cong announces name for 59 out of 68 seats HP assembly today

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

The Congress on Wednesday announced its first list of 59 candidates including incumbent CM virbhadra singh given ticket from Arki seat in solan district for the upcoming himachal Pradesh assembly election scheduled on November 9.

After a marathon meeting of the congress central election committee led by party president Sonia Gandhi, the list was declared by the party. Remaining nine seats candidate will be announced later.

As per the media reports, CM Singh had expressed his desire to contest the election from a seat which congress has not won in previous poll. Following on it, Arki in solar district won by the BJP for the last two assembly election

State Congress chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukkhu has been fielded from the Nadaun seat, which the latter had unsuccessfully contested in the previous election to the 68-member Assembly.

The Chief Minister’s son, Vikramaditya’s name did not figure in the first list. Two days ago Singh had said that Vikramaditya will contest from his Shimla (Rural) seat.

Late Ayurveda Minister Karan Singh’s son, Aditya Vikram, is in the race from Banjar constituency. Singh passed away in May this year.

The Congress has fielded all its senior state leaders for the election. Rajya Sabha MP Viplove Thakur will contest the election from Dehra Assembly segment, which she had lost in 2012.

Other senior leaders, including AICC secretary Asha Kumari, Kaul Singh Thakur, G S Bali, Mukesh Agnihotri and Gangu Ram Musafir, will contest from Dalhousie, Darang, Nagrota, Haroli and Pachchad, respectively.

The Congress has not declared candidates for the remaining nine Assembly constituencies given there are many aspirants, party sources said. The seats include Kullu, Palampur, Mandi and Theog.

Party veteran Vidya Stokes was supposed to contest from Theog. But Stokes announced quitting politics today.

Assembly Speaker Brij Behari Lal Butail is currently representing Palampur seat.

Former Union Minister Sukh Ram’s son Anil is currently representing Mandi. But he has quit the party and joined the BJP, which has already fielded him from the same seat

Constituency No.     Name of constituency                Name of candidate  
1 Churah – SC             Surinder Bhardwaj
2 Bharmour – ST             Thakur singh Bharmouri
3 Chamba             Neeraj Nayyar
4 Dalhousie             Smt. Asha Kumari
5 Bhattiyat             Kuldip Singh Pathania
6 Nurpur             Ajay Mahajan
7 Indora – SC             Kamal Kishore
8 Fatehpur             Sujan Singh Pathania
9 Jawali             Chander Kumar
10 Dehra             Ms. Viplov Thakur
11 Jaswan-Pragpur             Surinder Mankotia
12 Jawalamukhi             Sanjay Rattan
13 Jaisinghpur – SC             Yadvinder Goma
14 Sullah             Jagjivan Pal
15 Nagrota             G.S Bali
16 Kangra             Pawan Kajal
18 Dharamshala             Sudhir Sharma
20 Baijnath – SC             Kishori Lal
21 Lahaul & Spiti – ST             Ravi Thakur
24 Banjar             Aditya Vikram Singh
25 Anni – SC             Bansi Lal
26 Karsog – SC             Mansa Ram
27 Sundernagar             Sohan Lal Thakur
28 Nachan – SC             Lal Singh Kaushal
29 Seraj             Chet Ram Thakur
30 Darang             Kaul Singh Thakur
31 Jogindernagar             Jiwan Lal Thakur
32 Dharampur             Chander Shekhar
34 Balh – SC             Prakash Chaudhary
35 Sarkaghat             Pawan Thakur
36 Bhoranj – SC             Suresh Kumar
37 Sujanpur             Rajinder Rana
38 Hamirpur             Kuldeep Pathania
39 Barsar             Inder Dutt Lakhanpal
40 Nadaun             Sukhvider Singh Sukhhu
41 Chintpurni – SC             Kuldip Kumar
42 Gagret             Rakesh Kalia
43 Haroli             Mukesh Agnihotri
44 Una             Sat Pal Raizada
46 Jhanduta – SC             Dr. Biru Ram Kishore
47 Ghumarwin             Rajesh Dharamani
48 Bilaspur             Bumbar Thakur
49 Sri Naina Deviji             Ram Lal Thakur
50 Arki             Virbhadra Singh
52 Doon             Ram Kumar
53 Solan – SC             Col. Dhani Ram Shandil
54 Kasauli – SC             Vinod Sultanpuri
55 Pachhad – SC             Gangu Ram Musafir
56 Nahan             Ajay Solanki
57 Sri Renukaji – SC             Vinay Kumar
58 Paonta Sahib             Kirnesh Jung
59 Shillai             Harshwardhan Chauhan
60 Chopal             Subhash Manglate
62 Kasumpti             Anirudh Singh
63 Shimla             Harbhajan Singh Bhajji
65 Jubbal- Kotkhai             Rohit Thakur
66 Rampur – SC             Nand Lal
67 Rohru – SC             Mohan Lal Brakta
68 Kinnaur – ST             Jagat Singh Negi
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