BJP’s CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal, who lost the Sujanpur Assembly seat to Congress candidate Rajinder Rana, has said that his personal loss is diminished by the victory of BJP in the state, and thanked the people for reposing faith in the party. BJP had won 44 seats, Congress 21 in the 68 member assembly.
“Personal loss is not of much importance.The gain that victory has brought to state BJP is important. Thankful to people of the state for voting for BJP. In politics, sometimes one wins, sometimes one loses. I was not expecting to lose, I will do an analysis,” Dhumal was quoted as saying by ANI.
The former chief minister lost to his Congress rival Rajinder Singh Rana by about 3,500 votes.
Meanwhile , Anurag Thakur, BJP MP said : “People wanted a change in Himachal Pradesh because the law-and-order situation was bad and also, there was misgovernance. The Congress was involved in corruption,” he alleged.
Thakur, the son of Dhumal, claimed that Himachal Pradesh had progressed well under the BJP governments in the past.
“If you compare the two governments — that of the Congress and of the BJP under the leadership of Dhumalji — I think, there is a clear demarcation,” he said.