Shimla: The Çash for Question” scam tainted former BJP MP from Hamirpur has been politically accommodated by the BJP in the state and will be the party candidate from Bilaspur seat for the forthcoming assembly elections.
Chandel along with 11 other MPs were caught in a sting operation where they had accepted money on camera for asking questions in the Parliament. They were later expelled from the Parliament.
In another development, Ramesh Dhawala will be party candidate from Jwalamukhi while Ravinder Ravi will contest from Dehra. There was a political deadlock over accommodating Ravinder Ravi as Chief Minister Dhumal wanted Ravi to fight from Jwalamukhi which was being opposed by Shanta Kumar.
Ishwar Rohal will be the party candidate against Virbhardra Singh from Shimla Rural constituency.
In Fatherpur, Baldev Thakur will be the BJP candidate. The party chose to give the ticket this time to someone outside from Sushant family. Rajan Sushant’s wife Sudha Sushant and brother Madan Sharma were also in the fore front for the ticket. Rajan Sushant has been at loggerheads with Dhumal for long, but eventually had been lying low for the past few months.