HP Polls 2017: Shimla Urban may decide flow of wind
Harish is his limited area from Sanjauli to Mall Road. Whereas Harbhajan Singh Bhajji has a considerable clout in all areas of the constituency,
Shimla: The elections to the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh are inching closer with each passing day and it’s only two days for the fate of all political parties to be sealed in the electronic voting machines.
In this elections, Shimla Urban is a seat that none of the political parties – be it Congress or BJP would like to lose. The major fight remains between Suresh Bhardwaj of BJP and Harbhajan Singh Bhajji of Congress.
Just wait, let me correct as there are two more faces that are influential and will be vying for the seat on November 9, 2017: Sanjay Chauhan and Harish Janartha. However, what impact would they have on the political calculations for this most coveted assembly seat remains to be seen.
As Suresh Bhardwaj is struggling hard with the anti-incumbency factor owing to demonetization and GST implementation, Harbhajan Singh Bhajji can score higher here.
Suresh Bhardwaj is the sitting MLA and aims to win Shimla Urban third time in a row. He has already defeated Harbhajan Singh Bhajji in 1990 elections.
Whereas Harbhajan Singh Bhajji, who had represented Shimla Urban two times, wouldn’t leave anything on fate to prove his metal and make the most out of the opportunity.
As already said, two more candidates are in the fray who have a considerable chunk of the vote bank, but are marred by their own undoing.
Whereas, Sanjay Chauhan’s term as the mayor of Shimla MC was engulfed with major issues like the water shortage, jaundice and garbage collection problem, Harish Janartha is expelled from the party and is questioned for not being loyal to the party that included him in the government even when he lost the last election.
Besides this, what confines Harish is his limited area from Sanjauli to Mall Road. Whereas Harbhajan Singh Bhajji has a considerable clout in all areas of the constituency, which could be a determining factor.
By Vinod Sharma
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