The distribution of tickets in Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur’s home district Mandi for next month’s Assembly polls has ruffled feathers, with several BJP leaders declaring to contest as independents. The BJP this time has not given ticket to its four sitting MLAs.
Apart from Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, MLAs Hira Lal (Karsog), Jawahar Thakur (Darang) and Col Inder Singh (Sarkaghat) have been denied ticket.
Among the leaders left disappointed is the Jal Shakti Minister’s daughter Vandana Guleria, who has openly expressed resentment over the ticket distribution.
The party has fielded the minister’s son Rajat Thakur from Dharampur in his place, prompting Guleria to resign from the post of state Bharatiya Mahila Morcha’s general secretary. Guleria told.
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