With the dates for the Champawat by-election announced by the Election Commission, several political parties including the BJP-Congress are on alert. The BJP is contending for CM Pushkar Singh Dhami of Champawat, so he is waiting for the name of the Congress candidate to be announced.
The BJP’s election preparations began with the announcement of Dhami’s name. The process of selecting a candidate for the congressional by-election Champawat is in its final stages. Following the observers’ report, the state president will now brainstorm with senior state leaders on the name of the candidate. The final decision will be made by the senior leadership level.
According to the sources, the Congress has so far secured the names of five contenders for the Champawat seat in the by-election. Himesh Kharkwal, a two-time former MLA and congressional candidate, is a naturally strong contender at the moment. However, Congress is also considering alternatives.
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The Mahra head of state, when called, said that Congress is very serious about the Shabwat elections. Congress will not run this election as a by-election. Instead, elections will be held with the aim of victory. At present, the date of the by-election is awaited. Congress is fully prepared for elections.
CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was defeated by Khatima
The results of the 2022 Majlis elections are not in favor of Pushkar Singh Dhami. Dami, who was vying for an epilogue council seat, had to face defeat. Dami was defeated by Congress candidate Bhuvan Chandra Kapri. Despite this, the BJP’s senior leadership has entrusted the responsibility of the Chief Minister to Dhami.
Champawat MLA Kailash Gahatodi vacated his seat in favor of CM Dhami. If the sources are to be believed, after the by-election, the BJP senior leadership can allocate responsibilities. In this regard, legal aid offices and senior party leaders also began to decorate the square.