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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: Virbhadra Singh arrives in New Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi

The Meeting Is Being Viewed As A Crucial One To Seek Remedial Measures And Damage Control After Anil Sharma, Former Himachal Pradesh Rural Development Minister On Saturday Joined The BJP.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 16 Oct 2017, 09:37:47 AM

New Delhi:

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has arrived in New Delhi to meet Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.  

The meeting is being viewed as a crucial one to seek remedial measures and damage control after Anil Sharma, former Himachal Pradesh Rural Development minister on Saturday joined the BJP.

Along with Sharma, his father and former Union Communication Minister Sukh Ram also left the Congress to join BJP. Sharma had said that he has been given a BJP ticket from Mandi. 

"I have been given BJP ticket from Mandi and the party has informed me about this,” he said.

Sharma has alleged that he and his father were being sidelined and ignored in the Congress party hence he decided to join the BJP. 

With a few weeks left for the polls to the Himachal Pradesh assembly, the meeting between Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi holds the key to the future strategies for the elections.   

Virbhadra Singh is the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Congress. 

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First Published : 16 Oct 2017, 09:36:39 AM