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Prem Kumar Dhumal

Anita Katyal | Nadda, Anurag sleepless on HP; Shah lobby plans to sideline Raje

BJP president J.P. Nadda has reason to worry because a defeat would reflect poorly on him as he hails from the hill state

27 Nov 2022 12:00 AM

Himachal: Cong’s old guard faces challenge from youth

The BJP decided not to field veteran BJP leader and two-time former chief minister Shanta Kumar from Kangra constituency in the forthcoming elections.

01 Apr 2019 2:47 AM

Two ministers may get Rajya Sabha re-entry from new states

BJP leaders who will retire from the Upper House in April-May include nearly seven Union ministers.

27 Feb 2018 1:29 AM

Prem Kumar Dhumal set to be HP unit chief, might go to RS too

Sources said that the BJP leadership could also make some other changes in the state unit and bring in a few more new faces.

08 Jan 2018 1:08 AM

BJP picks Jai Ram Thakur as Himachal’s new CM

First saffron leader from Mandi region to head state.

25 Dec 2017 2:10 AM


Jairam Thakur or JP Nadda? BJP MLAs meet today to decide HP CM

Five-term MLA Jairam Thakur and Union minister J P Nadda are the frontrunners for the chief minister's office.

24 Dec 2017 11:04 AM

HP: BJP members demand 'no lobbying' for CM selection

This comes in the wake of Prem Kumar Dhumal, who has been the HP CM for two full terms losing in the Assembly elections.

22 Dec 2017 6:29 PM

Virbhadra Singh and Dhumal: A tale of two captains, their wins and losses

Winning and losing, the two leaders have probably realised, are but two sides of the same curious coin.

19 Dec 2017 3:36 AM

Himachal poll: BJP hunts for CM as Prem Kumar Dhumal loses

Many felt this could be the last electoral battle for Dhumal as he is just two years short of the BJP’s unofficial age bar of 75.

19 Dec 2017 2:10 AM

BJP snatches Himachal from Cong, Virbhadra takes responsibility of defeat

The result declares BJP victorious amidst 337 candidates that had contested for 68 Assembly seats in the hill state.

18 Dec 2017 7:31 AM


74 per cent vote in Himachal, highest in state polls

Deputy election commissioner Sandeep Saxena said that the previous highest polling percentage of 73.5 was recorded in the 2012 Assembly polls.

10 Nov 2017 1:44 AM

Himachal Pradesh polls: Voter turnout highest at 74 per cent, says EC

Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is fighting against Dhumal to be the next head of the state.

09 Nov 2017 9:04 PM

Himachal polls: Fate of Cong's Virbhadra, BJP's Dhumal to be sealed today

Cong's Virbhadra Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party's Prem Kumar Dhumal are the Chief Ministerial candidates in the two-cornered battle.

09 Nov 2017 8:40 AM

High-octane Himachal Pradesh campaign ends

BJP had organised 179 rallies Polling is on November 9.

08 Nov 2017 2:03 AM

Modi believes in eating up the fruits of others' labour: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi corners Modi over demonetization and GST, announces Nov 8 'Black Day' to oppose demonetization ahead of the HP polls.

06 Nov 2017 5:11 PM


Congress boosts Mafias in Himachal Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath

UP CM criticizes the Congress government in HP for boosting antisocial activities instead of infrastructre and facilities.

06 Nov 2017 3:25 PM

Cong has run away, not enjoying one-sided battle: Modi on Himachal polls

The people of the state, the Prime Minister says, had decided to teach a lesson to Congress's 'Sultanate'.

05 Nov 2017 6:19 PM

Of bad advisers & poor planning

The programme began last November 19, when former President Pranab Mukherjee delivered a centenary lecture.

05 Nov 2017 12:01 AM

Dhumalji will be Himachal CM after Dec 18: Amit Shah attacks Oppn

BJP on Tuesday, announced Prem Kumar Dhumal as CM candidate for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.

31 Oct 2017 6:56 PM

Himachal Assembly polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal announced as BJP's CM candidate

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly election will be held on November 9.

31 Oct 2017 4:40 PM