The political scenario in Himachal Pradesh is heating up by the Assembly elections held at the end of this year, marking the 50th wedding anniversary of former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal’s gathering of state BJP dignitaries including Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Toward the state.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of his father-in-law Prem Kumar Dhumal and mother Shila Dhumal on Monday at a private hotel two kilometers from Hamirpur town. His younger brother Arun Dhumal, BCCI secretary and other family members were also present at the ceremony.
Thakur, who was on a day-long visit to New Delhi, visited Dhumal to congratulate him. He wished the couple a healthy and happy life and many more years together.
State BJP chief Suresh Kashyap reached the spot to congratulate 78-year-old Dhumal and applaud his contribution to the state.
“Dhomalji was popular as a road or chief minister. He has contributed a lot to the state,” he said.
Industry Minister Bikram Singh Thakur, Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Rajendra Garg and Deputy Chief Executive Kamlesh Kumari were among those who attended the ceremony.
Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar and Nagrota Baghwan MLA Arun Mehra were present.
Thakur had invited former chief minister Shanta Kumar to the event but he could not do it and congratulated the couple by phone.
Fatehpur Congress MLA Bhavani Singh Pathania and Palampur MLA Ashish Butal were also present.
Dhumal, a BJP veteran who had suffered an unexpected defeat from Sujanpur to his aide Rajendra Ranawar in the 2017 assembly elections, has been down since.
However, he is now active on political fronts and makes occasional trips to other assembly constituencies outside his home district – Hamirpur.
Dhumal became the first minister of state in 1998 with former telecom minister Sukaram’s support of the Himachal Vikas Congress and again in 2008.
On the political front, Anurag Thakur, a four-time MP from Hamirpur, is regarded as a future leader by a section of BJP men in Himachal Pradesh. Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had created a riot last month in the political sphere of the state, saying that BJP was planning to replace Jai Ram Thakur with Anurag.
When BJP President JP Nadda visited Shimla on the roadshow, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur denied any plans to replace him.
Earlier, the Chief Ministers of Hamirpur were given a lavish welcome. Public grievances were heard at the Circuit House in Hamirpur.