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List of BJP and Congress Candidates on Dharamshala and Pachhad Seats for HP By-Election 2019 Out

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Shimla-Candidates for Himachal Pradesh by-election on Dharamshala and Pachhad constituency seat, which are scheduled to be held on October 21, 2019, have been announced by both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. While Congress had announced the names of its candidates on Saturday, BJP declared its candidate on Sunday.

For BJP, Vishal Nehria would be contesting elections on Dharamshala seat against Vijay Inder Karan of Congress. Both candidates are fighting their first assembly elections and both belong to Gaddi community.

From Pachhad (SC), BJP has declared Reena Kashyap – a newcomer-as its candidate against Congress’s senior leader Gangu Ram Musafir.

Vishal Nehria is the state secretary of BJYM and Reena Kashyap was Zila Parishad member once. It would be first assembly elections for both BJP candidates.

On the other hand, Gangu Ram Musafir had won the Pachhad seat from 1982 to 2007 in a row. In the list of possible Congress candidates, Musafir was leading on Pachhad seat.

Candidates from both parties are expected to file their nominations on Monday.

On Dharamshala seat, however, Congress had to face an embarrassment after Sudhir Sharma, who was recommended by Congress to the high-command, refused to fight the elections. It became a matter of debate as to why there was such a huge communication gap between the party and Sudhir Sharma. It implied that either the party did not take him into confidence, or something went wrong at the last moment.

After Sudhir refused, Congress opted for Vijay Inder Kiran, who enjoys the patronage of GS Bali faction and the President of Youth Congress. He would also get the support of ant-Sudhir faction, who have been opposing him for past several years.

Sudhir Sharma has cited poor health as the cause behind his decision not to fight the election. It is not clear whether he would be campaigning or not. On the other hand, several BJP candidates, who were expecting ticket on Dharamshala seat, remained in unrest over speculations of Sudhir joining BJP. There has been a lot of infighting in BJP over the ticket on Dharamshala seat.

Both Congress candidates on Sunday visited the HPCC headquarters in Shimla to meet the President Kuldeep Singh Rathore.

Rathore made a call to party workers to unite to ensure the victory of its candidates. He asked the party workers to highlight issues like unemployment and economic slowdown under the rule of BJP. Congress is also expecting that the infighting in BJP would benefit Congress.

Congress also consider the declaration of its candidates prior to BJP as a lead in the election. Congress has asked the party workers to stay vigilant against BJP’s trickery, propaganda, and violation of Model Code of Conduct.

On the other hand, it would be a litmus test for Jairam Thakur as BJP is ruling the state for the last two years. While Jairam had begun campaigning for elections at the beginning of September, Congress is yet to start.

Further, both parties are yet to announce the list of their star campaigners for the by-elections.

 

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HP Bypolls 2021 Schedule Issued, Model Code of Conduct Comes Into Force in State

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Shimla-The Schedule for by-elections to Parliamentary Constituency and three Legislative Assembly Constituencies of Himachal Pradesh has been issued by the Indian Election Commission. With the announcement of this schedule, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in eight districts of Himachal Pradesh.  As per the schedule, the entire process of elections would be completed by November 5, 2021.

The schedule would remain the same for bypolls to Parliamentary Constituency and three Legislative Constituencies.

These include Mandi Parliamentary Constituency, which got vacant after MP Ram Swaroop Sharma reportedly committed suicide and three Legislative Assembly Constituencies – Fatehpur (08), Jubbal Kotkhai (65), and Arki (50).

HP Bypolls 2021 Schedule

  1. Notification – October 1, 2021
  2. Last Date of Nominations -October 8, 2021
  3. Date for Scrutiny of Nominations – October 11, 2021 
  4. Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures -October 13, 2021
  5. Date of Poll -October 30, 2021
  6. Date of Counting – November 2, 2021 

The entire process for the elections would be completed by November 5, 2021.

The Commission said it has reviewed the situations related to the pandemic, flood, festivals, cold conditions in certain regions, feedback from concerned States/UT and taken into consideration all facts and circumstances before announcing the schedule for bypolls.

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Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events

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Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.

The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.

It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.

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HP Cabinet Decisions Sept 24: Approval to Open Schools from 27 Sept,  Fill 8,000 Posts, Changes in Transfer Policy of JBT, C, and V Teachers

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, in a meeting held today, has decided to open schools from September 27 for the students of 9th to 12th classes. The students of class 10th and 12th would attend schools on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, whereas students of class 9th and 11th would attend schools on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in a week. Online classes and examinations will continue for classes upto 8th standard.  

Further, the HP Cabinet also decided to create and fill up 8000 posts of Multi-Task Workers in the educational institutions under the Higher and Elementary Departments as per the provisions of the Part-Time Multi-Task Workers Policy 2020. As per the policy, these Multi-Task Workers would be provided with a consolidated honorarium of Rs. 5625 per month for 10 months in one academic year.

The Cabinet decided to amend the transfer policy for inter-district transfer of JBT and C and V teachers in the State by reducing the existing tenure from 13 years to five years, including the contract period, for transfer to another district and also increase the quota from existing 3% to 5%.

It also decided to enhance the honorarium of IT teachers outsourced in various educational institutions in the State by Rs. 500 per month from April 1st, 2021.

It also gave its approval for renaming Forest Training Institute and Rangers College Sundernagar as Himachal Pradesh Forest Academy.

The HP Cabinet gave its consent to draft a proposal for the Customised Package of Incentives for Mega Industrial Projects in the State under Himachal Pradesh Industrial Investment Policy and Rules -2019.

It gave its approval for filling up 20 posts of Naib Tehsildar in the Revenue Department through direct recruitment on regular basis.

It also gave its approval to the policy of replacement/maintenance of damaged crash barriers in the State.

It also decided to rename Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojna as Mukhyamantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna.

It also decided to rename Himachal Health Care Yojna- Himcare as Mukhyamantri Himachal Health Care Yojna-Himcare.

The Cabinet gave its nod to rename Sahara Yojna as Mukhyamantri Sahara Yojna.

The Cabinet gave its consent to create and fill up 10 posts of different categories in Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission, Hamirpur for its smooth functioning.

The Cabinet decided to upgrade Primary Health Centre Swarghat in Bilaspur district to Community Health Centre along with the creation of requisite posts.

It also decided to upgrade Primary Health Centre Gadsa in Banjar area of Kullu district to Community Health Centre along with creation of requisite posts to man this health institution. 

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