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Himachal Congress rebel Janartha rejoins party

IANS  |  Shimla 

rebel Harish Janartha, who unsuccessfully contested the 2017 Assembly elections from as an Independent candidate, rejoined the party on Friday.

He joined the at a function here attended among others by state

In a four-cornered contest in the last Assembly elections, Janartha, a former with the Municipal Corporation, was defeated by a slender margin by four-time

He was denied a ticket by the in the Assembly polls.

"I am thankful to Virbhadra Singh (six-time Chief Minister) for bringing me to the party fold after 18 months of my exile," Janartha told IANS.

Polling for the four Lok Sabha seats in - Shimla, Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur - is scheduled for May 19.

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First Published: Fri, April 19 2019. 17:48 IST
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