HP Health Minister’s daughter to be chairman of Mandi Zila Parishad


    Champa_ThakurMs. Champa Thakur daughter of the Health Minister Thakur Kaul Singh was elected as President Zila Parishad of Mandi district at the election held in Zila Parishad Bhavan Bhiuli this evening. All the 36 members of the Zila Parishad were present in the meeting. However, 3 members of the left parties staged a walkout as a protest against the policies of both the parties of Congress and BJP. Only 33 members took part in the elections.

    Champa Thakur was declared elected by securing 19 votes as against 14 votes got by Pamita Sharma of the BJP. There was a tough fight in the elections of the Zila Parishad. Neither the Congress not the BJP had got the majority.

    Congress party had drawn a strategy involving 4 cabinet ministers and the political adviser to the chief minister Kaul Singh Thakur, Anil Sharma, Prakash Chaudhary, Sudhir Sharma and Rangila Ram Rao political advisor of the chief minister made frantic efforts to ensure the victory of Champa Thakur.

    The BJP stalwarts Ram Swarup Sharma and former ministers Jai Ram Thakur, Gulab Singh Thakur and Mahinder Singh were also making vigorous effort s for the victory of their candidate Pamila Sharma.

    The post of the vice-president was also bagged by the Congress supported candidate Puran Thakur, President District Congress Committee. He defeated BJP supported Raj Kumar by a margin of seven votes.

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