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Sukh Ram has put his son's political future at stake: HP CM

Press Trust of India  |  Mandi 

has put the political future of his son and at stake by joining the Congress, said on Thursday.

Addressing a workers' meeting at Anil Sharma's hometown in Siagaloo in district, Thakur said he had no idea where the in the government in the state was.

along with his grandson had recently joined the after the ruling (BJP) refused to field the latter from the parliamentary seat.

Soon after got a ticket from the seat, his father and MLA announced that he would not campaign against his son.

Speaking at the rally, Thakur advised to deal with his frustrations and stop issuing illogical statements in public.

"I respect as a veteran but now the circumstances have changed and he should have put his ambition to see his grandson as on hold for some time," the said.

"I was expecting him to be friend, guide and motivational power for the BJP's win in the Lok Sabha elections but he has shifted his loyalties and put his son Anil Sharma's future at stake," he added.

The Mandi seat was represented by Sukh Ram from 1962 till November 1984, when he was elected to Lok Sabha and his protg D D Thakur won the seat in 1990.

In the 1993 Assembly poll, his son Anil Sharma won from Mandi but after Sukh Ram's name surfaced in the Telecom scam, he was expelled from the and formed Himachal Vikas Congress which entered into a post poll alliance with BJP and joined the government.

Thakur further said Sukh Ram should have asked his grandson to begin his political innings from the grass-root level but the haste to reach the top will destroy his political prospects as the BJP will win Mandi and end the political legacy of Sukh Ram.

The sitting BJP from will win the seat with a record margin, the CM said, adding that the people of Mandi know him as a down-to-earth person.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:35 IST