NEW DELHI: Ending suspense over who would contest from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi seat on the Congress ticket for upcoming Lok Sabha polls, social gathering’s state unit chief Pratibha Singh on Saturday confirmed that “consensus has been reached on the title of Vikramaditya Singh.
Nevertheless, she stated the ultimate choice on the Mandi seat rests with the excessive command.
After the assembly with Himachal chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, she stated social gathering leaders have agreed {that a} younger candidate needs to be fielded from the Mandi seat.
Pratibha Singh stated discussions had been held on all 4 seats and a ticket for Mandi will probably be introduced quickly.
“Discussions had been held on the 2-3 names that we shortlisted. It is dependent upon the excessive command, on Mallikarjun Kharge, and on what names they approve. All our senior leaders imagine that this time a younger chief needs to be fielded. So, a consensus has been reached on the title of Vikramaditya Singh. The names will probably be finalised quickly,” stated Pratibha Singh, who’s the incumbent MP from Mandi.
The Mandi constituency is taken into account a stronghold of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh‘s household.
Social gathering senior chief Rajeev Shukla stated, “Candidates for 2 locations have been finalised, and the remaining two locations are nonetheless into account”.
In the meantime, slamming Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) candidate and actress Kangana Ranaut for her “Chhota Pappu” comment, Himachal Pradesh minister Vikramaditya Singh stated on Thursday that he would pray to Lord Ram to present her some “good sense.”
In a video message, Vikramaditya Singh stated that Kangana Ranaut is making an attempt to mislead folks and divert the problems of the state and challenged her to have a debate with him.
“We respect our elder sister Kangana Ranaut. Immediately she was addressing the folks of Manali. As a substitute of talking in opposition to Congress social gathering and its leaders, it could have been good, if she would have taken up and talked in regards to the points on the largest catastrophe of the century, which occurred in Manali a number of months in the past,” Singh stated.
Himachal Pradesh has 4 Lok Sabha seats and polling will probably be held on June 1, together with six meeting seats that fell vacant after the disqualification of Congress MLAs.
The BJP had gained all 4 seats in 2019. The counting will probably be accomplished on June 4. Nevertheless, the Mandhi seat was vacated after the demise of BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, following which Pratibha Singh gained the by-election in 2021.
(With PTI inputs)


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