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Cong leader Sukh Ram's son resigns from Himachal's BJP govt

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Power resigned from the state's BJP government on Friday, days after the fielded his son as its candidate from the Lok Sabha constituency.

has been under pressure from his own party after his father, former Union quit the BJP and joined the along with

refused to campaign for the BJP candidate who is contesting against his son for the Lok Sabha seat, and even suggested that he was willing to quit the ministry over it.

Sharma told reporters that though he has now resigned from the ministry he remains with the

He is the BJP MLA from the segment of the Lok Sabha constituency and the party expected him to campaign for its candidate

Sharma had said he will keep away from Mandi, campaigning neither for his son nor for the BJP candidate.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:45 IST