Former MP home coming, BJP state unit informs National Parliamentary Board

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    Despite sharp differences within BJP state unit to re-induct party rebel and incumbent Himachal Pradesh Lokhit Party chief and member of assembly Mr. Mehashwer Singh in Party again, the senior state spokesman of BJP today confirmed adding that the national parliamentary board has been informed about the offer of former scion of Kullu princely state about his home coming.

    During the informal talk with Himvani today, party spokesman Mr. Jai Ram Thakur divulged that party is still not sure about returning of Mr. Singh into the party fold however, the offer given by HLP leader has been passed on to the party high command also called NPBs.

    It is interesting to note that former Chief Minister and leader of Opposition Mr. Prem Kumar Dhumal had bitter relation with Mr. Singh who may oppose his u-turn in the party. Other camp of Lead by Former Union Minister Mr. Shanta Kumar and Jagat Prakesh Nadda want to take back Mr. Singh into the party fold as latter have been reported to have closed door meeting with the HLP leader in the past.

    He said that Mr. Singh return would help the party to rebuilt its base for the upcoming assembly election in 2016 however, action of the state cabinet to take over the personal Raghunath Temple shrine under the state control on Jul 25 in meeting of council of ministers of Mr. Virbhadra Singh reveals that HLP leader was betrayed by the Congress party despite supporting the government on various issues inside and outside of the assembly in the testing time.

    “There is resentment within the BJP also that 1660 years of Lord Raghnath shrine was taken over by Mr. Singh rule despite there are stiff resentment among the Kullu Distirct Sanatan Dharam Sabha and Kullu Kardar Sangh ” Mr. Thakur who is member of Assembly from Seraj Vidhan Sabha of Mandi district said in response to the cabinet decisions on July 25 to take over the shrine.

    The former BJP MP and party rebel from Kullu Mr. Mehashwer Singh stated that his relation with the Congress MLA and his younger minister brother Mr. Karan Singh was just misunderstood. “I have skipped the oath taking ceremony of his younger brother because he was not invited for the searing ceremony formally.”

    During three and half years of Congress government, Mr. Singh had cordial relation with Mr. Virbhadra Singh however, it was suddenly deteriorated with induction of Mr. Karan Singh in the state cabinet. Now the subsequent development followed by the takeover of Raghunath temple from the family trust of Mr. Singh by the state Congress rule reveals that relation between the HLP Leader and 6 time chief minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh is no more cordial.

    The cabinet decisions of takeover has been taken at the time of virtual overture of royal scion of Kullu into BJP or form third front against the Congress regime with Aam Aadmi Party and other third forces in the state.

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    ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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