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Campaign for BJP or quit, Himachal CM tells minister

IANS  |  Mandi 

on Thursday took on former Telecom of the by saying "for him family is supreme" and also told Power Anil Sharma, son of Sukh Ram, being a member "it's his duty and responsibility to work for the party".

"If he doesn't want to campaign for the in Mandi, then he must quit both the cabinet and the party. We can even remove him from the cabinet and the party," Thakur told IANS

Addressing a meeting in Mandi parliamentary constituency, Thakur said: "For me, the country is supreme. But for Pandit Sukh Ram, it's the family that is supreme."

"Pandit is a veteran leader and he has to realise that his innings in the is almost over. At this ripe age, is spoiling the political career of his son and grandson," the said.

Anil Sharma's son is the candidate from Mandi. He is pitted against BJP's sitting

Popularly known as Panditji in Mandi, six-time MLA and three-time Sukh Ram, 91, and his grandson rejoined the on March 25 after quitting the

At the launch of the Congress campaign, Sharma announced that he would campaign for his party but not against his son.

"I have made it clear to my party leadership, including the Chief Minister, I will not campaign against my son in his constituency," told IANS. "But as a party worker, I will campaign for the BJP candidates in other constituencies," he said.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:12 IST
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