Central BJP observers rush to Shimla to discuss future government formation


    Bharatiya Janta Party after getting the complete majority in the State Assembly in Nov 9 election began the parley to form the new government in this hill state as the top hierarchy of saffron party ordered the state in-charges and party election observers to rush to this state capital town Shimla. The party state in-charge Ganesh Dutt told that the six-time BJP legislators and former Minister Jai Ram Thakur held an informal meeting at Party headquarter Deepkamal and greeted the party activists and leaders who are now arriving in Shimla after winning elections from their Assembly segment.

    The party likely to call the BJP legislative party meeting soon, however, it is not fixed or scheduled so far, he said meanwhile party insiders indicated that party informal meeting was convened under leadership of Jai Ram Thakur to discuss the party views on how to form the new government and the meeting of new party legislative could be held tomorrow in the evening as soon party central observers and party in charges arrive in Shimla.

    Mr Ganesh Dutt said that it is premature to reveal about any such BJP legislative party meeting move, however, Party central and Election observers including Union Defense Minister Ms Nirmala Sitaraman and Thawar Chand Gehlot likely to arrive  in Shimla in the afternoon. The Central government Spokesman also confirmed that he had the intimation that union Defense Minister may have movement in the State but she is coming on behalf of BJP only and no formal program has been scheduled. He said that Party state in-charge and Bihar Health Minister Mr Mangal Pandey and co-in charge Mr Nerinder Tomar expected to be the arrive here by this evening as the two were asked to rush the State after the party top hierarchy indicated them to move to Shimla.

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    Meanwhile, Mr Jairam Thakur held an informal meeting at party headquarter also confirmed by the BJP spokesman that it was attended by the party Organisational secretary Pawan Rana, Suresh Bhardwaj and Ganesh Dutt besides this local leaders and activists were joined the occasion of party victory on 44 seats. Party insider said that after the defeat of Prem Kumar Dhumal to Congress two times MLA from Sujanpur Mr Rajinder Rana by the margin of 1919 votes last night the BJP senior leaders and six-time MLA and party former chief Mr Jai Ram and Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda are the top contenders for the CM post.

    Reacting to Media person after the unexpected debacle in Sujjanpur assembly seat two time Chief minister and party CM face Mr Dhumal said that he would not stake the claim for this post and he accepts his loss in the assembly election on his seat. Mr Dhumal said that he would not come in the way of party high command to form next government. Meanwhile, party insiders indicated that party candidate Varinder Kanwar from Kutllehr of Una has offered Mr Dhumal to vacate his seat if the party still wants to make Mr Dhumal Chief Minister.

    There are somber scene in the BJP district headquarter at Hamirpur as party lost Badsar, Sujjanpur and Nadaun in the home district of party CM face however it could manage to win only two seats of Hamirpur and Bhoranj Moreover it manage to win three seats of Bilaspur, Ghumerwin and Jhanduta seat in home district of J P Nadda and Nine out of ten seats in Mandi district of Mr Jairam Thakur.

    There is report that after defeating in Sujjanpur, Mr Dhumal had phone calls and messages from 27 winning party candidates to muster his support for the CMO. There expectation that a letter claiming support of few of Dhumal loyalists may be handed over to party observers to not remove him from the race of CM face.

    However, most of the staunch support had already lost the assembly election and new faces and second-time winners hardly dare to raise the voice in support Mr Dhumal as Mr Nadda and Mr Thakur are RSS volunteer (swyansewak) and they could be the first choice of party high command. RSS source told that Mr Dhumal may be next party candidate from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat as after major below in most of the assembly segments of Hamirpur BJP would never want to lose this seat for making mission repeat in 2019 in the centre.

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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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