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Cong nominates Prem Kaushal for Bhoranj Assembly bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The has nominated Prem Kaushal as the party's candidate for Bhoranj (SC) Assembly bypoll in slated for April 9.

Kaushal's name was selected from a list of nine names sent to the high command by the party's state committee, chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukkhu said today.

The bypoll was necessitated following the death of Ishwar Dass Dhiman, who had won from this seat six times in a row and had defeated Kaushal twice.

The has nonminated Anil Dhiman, the son of Ishwar Dass, for the by-

Notification for the by-was issued on March 14 and March 20 is the last date for filing of nomination. Neither the not the candidate has filed their nomination papers.

The of and Assembly polls would have no bearing in Himachal Pradesh, Sukkhu claimed, adding the will win the bypoll and also the elections to the state Assembly, due later this year.

won 57 seats out of 70 in and 312 out of 403 seats in Assembly polls, the of which were declared on March 11.

Sukkhu said the government in had adopted the party manifesto as its policy document and fulfilled its promises, and the party's achievements would be its poll plank.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 20:57 IST