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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Former BJP MP from Himachal Suresh Chandel joins Congress

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) former MP from Himachal’s Hamirpur Suresh Chandel on Monday joined Indian National Congress in New Delhi. He joined hands with Congress after meeting its Chief Rahul Gandhi early this morning. Himachal Pradesh Chief Kuldeep Rathore and State In-charge Rajni Patil were also present on the occasion.

Chandel had in past represented the seat in 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha starting from 1998, 1998 and 2004 respectively. Suresh Chandel was BJP’s State President from 1998-2000 and was presently national Vice President of BJP Kisan Morcha, and Governing body member of Indian Council of Agriculture research. He was also Organisation General Secretary of Himachal BJP from 1988-1998

Both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress in a run-up to the mega polls have already announced its candidates on all 4 Lok Sabha Seats.

BJP has named its sitting MP Anurag Thakur from the seat while INC named Ram Lal Thakur as its nominee. Anurag Thakur had in 2014 defeated Rajendra Singh Rana with approximately 1 Lakh votes

Earlier to this, former Union Minister Sukhram, Ashrey Sharma and Harish Janrath have joined hands with Congress in a run-up to the mega polls 2019.

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 has already begun and over 180 Lok Sabha Seat has already voted in initial two phases. General Elections 2019 would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19.

Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting. Polling to 4 parliamentary seats will be held on May 19 four days before counting of votes.

In 2014 National Polls, BJP won all 4 seats in the hill state.

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