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Mandi cheers as Jairam Thakur to become Himachal’s new CM

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Thakur is considered a soft-spoken person who hails from a humble farming family of Mandi

Shimla: The Bhartiya Janata Party, in a meeting of the State unit’s Core Committee held at Peterhoff in Shimla today, finally announced the five-times Seraj MLA, Jairam Thakur (52), as the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. The declaration has brought all speculation to a halt. 

The meeting was held under tight security outside the venue. The Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, Mangal Pandey, Prem Kumar Dhumal, and two central observers, Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Singh Tomar, were also present to attend the meeting.


The leaders of the opposition and political critics believe that Jairam’s low profile and his tuning with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh eventually worked for him. The central observers had reportedly made a special visit to the office of the RSS in Shimla to for consultation over the name for the CM’s seat. 

As per initial reports, Thakur will be taking oath as the new Chief Minister of the Hill State in a ceremony to be organized on the historic Shimla Ridge Maidan on December 27. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is also expected to attend the ceremony.

The supporters of Thakur are lauding and celebrating literally ‘Congress-mukt Mandi’. The Congress could not even open an account in Mandi district as BJP grabbed nine out of the total 10 seats. The remaining one seat from Jogindernagar went to the billionaire businessman Prakash Kumar, who had fought his first election as an Independent candidate. He defeated BJP’s Gulab Singh Thakur, but is said to have extended his support to the BJP.

The new CM expressed his gratitude towards the  high-command electing him.

Earlier this week, after the declaration of results for the assembly elections in Himachal on December 18, the BJP confronted an obnoxious infighting for the chair of the Chief Minister as the party’s pre-announced candidate, Dhumal, faced defeat by the hands of his Congress-rival while batteling for the Sujanpur constituency.

A considerable chunk of winning MLAs, who are loyal to the two-times Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal, created rucksuck over the demand to give master the top post, as announced by the high-command prior to the polling and declaration of results.

However, Dhumal camp was somehow convinced to support Jairam as the new Chief Minister. Dhumal, on Saturday, had released a media statement, in which he had refuted the claims that he was still in the race for the top position.


With the defeat of its CM face, Thakur’s name instantly appeared as the alternate candidate of the BJP. For the last six days, the BJP was not able to celebrate its victory due the to chaotic atmosphere.

Earlier, the names of the Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, Rajive Bindal, and Suresh Bhardwaj were also highlighted as deserving candidates by their respective supporters.

However, Jairam Thakur has emerged as the new face of BJP in Himachal. 

Thakur is considered a soft-spoken person who hails from a humble farming family of Mandi. He did his post-graduation from Panjab University in Chandigarh.

Jairam Thakur had won his first assembly elections in 1998. This assembly election, Jairam Thakur won from Seraj constituency by defeating Chet Ram of the Congress.

He has won the five assembly elections from Seraj constituency of Mandi district. The by-election of 2014 was the only occasion when Jairam Thakur had lost elections to Pratibha Singh, wife of Virbhadra Singh.

He is believed to be closely associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and has served as Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in previous BJP governments. During 2007 to 2009, he has served as the party president.

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt

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Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated

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Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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Avalanche in Kinnaur buries soldiers, 1 killed, 5 missing and feared dead

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Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, has been recovered. The rescue operation was underway at the time of writing.

The district administration and Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur, confirmed the news.

Jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police are carrying out an extensive search and rescue operation.  

As per initial reports, which are not clear, about 10 jawans of ITBP were hit by a massive avalanche at about 11 AM on Wednesday while they were moving from one post to another. Five to six jawans were buried. Remaining jawans rescued one of them who later died on the way to the hospital in Pooh.  

Verification of more details is still awaited.

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