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Prem Kumar Dhumal is BJP's CM candidate for Himachal Pradesh

Currently, he holds the designation of Leader of Opposition in the state assembly

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Prem Kumar Dhumal with Arun Jaitley. (Photo: Twitter)
Prem Kumar Dhumal with Arun Jaitley. (Photo: Twitter)

(BJP) on Wednesday named Dhumal as its Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming elections.

He is an Indian politician who has twice been Chief Minister of from March 1998 to March 2003 and again from 1 January 2008 to 25 December 2012.

Presently, he holds the designation of Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.

Dhumal became vice-president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in 1982. In 1984, he was selected as the candidate for the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency when the sitting Member of the Legislative Assembly and state stalwart Jagdev Chand, refused to stand.

After the sudden death of Jagdev Chand in 1993,[citation needed] Dhumal became active in state politics. He was president of the in from 1993 and became the state's Chief Minister in March 1998.

First Published: Tue, October 31 2017. 16:56 IST
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