Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: BJP releases full list of candidates ahead of polls


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is attempting a comeback in Himachal Pradesh, released its first list of candidates for the Assembly election to be held on 9 November. The party held several meetings, twice with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thrice with BJP president Amit Shah, to come up with a list of candidates for the 68-member House.

Pramod Sharma will contest from Shimla Rural and Ratan Singh Pal to contest from Arki. The list includes several former ministers, including Rajeev Bindal from Nahan and Narinder Bragta from Jubbal-kotkhai. Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal appears in the list as the candidate from Sujanpur. Hindustan Times had earlier reported that there was a close contest between Dhumal and Union health minister JP Nadda.

Dhumal, according to the report, is a member of the Legislative Assembly and can be seen as a natural claimant to the chief minister's post. However, the party has not named its chief minister candidate yet.


According to The Indian Express, the first draft list was prepared on 15 October but was held back after the prime minister asked at least six women to be included in the list. "Few names, not heard by many, have been put forward at the last stage and were told to be considered by making amendments in the list earlier cleared by the state election body during its meeting in Chandigarh," the report quoted a party source as saying.

Here's the full list of BJP candidates for Himachal Pradesh election:

AC No.Name of assembly constituencyName of candidate
1Churah (SC)Hansraj
2Bharmour (ST)Jiya Lal Kapoor
3ChambaPawan Naiyar
4DalhousieD S Thakur
5BhattiyatVikram Singh Jaryal
6NurpurRakesh Pathaniya
7Indora (SC)Reeta Dhiman
8FatehpurKripal Parmar
9JawaliArjun Singh Thakur
10DehraRavindra Singh
11Jaswan-PragpurVikram Singh
12JawalamukhiRamesh Dhavala
13Jaisingpur (SC)Ravind Dhiman
14SullahVipin Singh Parmar
15NagrotaArun Kumar (Kuka)
16KangraSanjay Chaudhary
17ShahpurSarvin Chaudhary
18DharamshalaKisan Kapoor
19PalampurSushree Indu Gauswamy
20Baijanath (SC)Mulakh Raj Premi
21Lahaul & Spiti (ST)Dr. Ramlal Markandeya
22ManaliGovind Singh Thakur
23BanjarMaheshwar Singh
24BanjarSurendra Shourie
25Anni (SC)Kishori Lal
26Karsog (SC)Hira Lal
27SundernagarRakesh Jamwal
28Nachan (SC)Vinod Kumar
29SerajJai Ram Thakur
30DarangJawahar Thakur
31JogindernagarGulab Singh Thakur
32DharampurMahendra Singh Thakur
33MandiAnil Sharma
34Balh (SC)Indra Singh Gandhi
35SarkaghatCol. Indra Singh Thakur
36Bhoranj (SC)Kamlesh Kumari
37SujanpurPrem Kumar Dhumal
38HamirpurNarendra Thakur
39BarsarBaldev Sharma
40NadaunVijay Agnihotri
41Chintpurni (SC)Balbir Singh Chaudhary
42GagretRajesh Thakur
43HaroliRam Kumar Sharma
44UnaSatpal Singh Sati
45KutleharVirendra Kuwar
46Jhanduta (SC)JR Katwal
47GhumarwinRajendra Garg
48BilaspurSubhas Thakur
49Sri Naina DevijiRandheer Sharma
50ArkiRatan Singh Pal
51NalagarhKrishnan Lal Thakur
52DoonSardar Paramjeet Singh (Pammi)
53Solan (SC)Rajesh Kashyap
54Kasauli (SC)Rajeev Sahjal
55Pachhad (SC)Suresh Kumar Kashyap
56NahanRajeev Bindal
57Sri Renukaji (SC)Balbir Chauhan
58Paonta SahibSukhram Chaudhary
59ShillaiBaldev Singh Tomar
60ChopalBalbir Singh Verma
61TheogRakesh Verma
62KasumptiVijay Jyoti Sain
63ShimlaSuresh Bharadwaj
64Shimla RuralPramod Sharma
65Jubbal-KotkhaiNarendra Bargata
66Rampur (SC)Prem Singh Draik
67Rohru (SC)Shashi Bala
68Kinnaur (ST)Tejwant Negi

Published Date: Oct 18, 2017 04:41 pm | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 05:15 pm


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