Himachal Cong chief toiling hard to avenge 2012 poll defeat
November 06, 2017  10:41
Facing his old rival, sitting BJP MLA Vijay Agnihotri in a six-cornered contest, Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukkhu is leaving no stone unturned to avenge his 2012 poll defeat from the Nadaun Assembly constituency in Hamirpur district.

Agnihotri had defeated Sukkhu by a margin of 6,750 votes in the last election. The veteran Congress leader is concentrating on door-to- door campaigns to woo the voters.

He has kept himself confined to Nadaun and is banking upon the Ghirath votes and women voters to come up trumps in the November 9 Assembly polls. There are 86,814 votes -- 42,180 male, 42,868 female and 1,766 service voters -- in the constituency, where the polling percentage is usually high.

With the declaration of Prem Kumar Dhumal's name as the chief ministerial face, the prospects of the BJP candidates have received a boost in all the five constituencies of Hamirpur district and Nadaun is no exception.  -- PTI
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