Himachal Politics: Will BJP be able to convince former minister Ramlal Markanda?


Former BJP minister from Lahaul Spiti district Ramlal Markanda is very angry with BJP. Along with this, Ramlal Markanda has entered the election campaign. This anger of Ramlal Markanda can prove costly for BJP at any time.

Will BJP be able to convince former minister Ramlal Markanda?

Will BJP be able to convince former minister Ramlal Markanda?

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Lahaul Spiti, March 30: There is now uproar in many assembly constituencies regarding the assembly by-elections in Himachal Pradesh, because the BJP has taken on board the MLAs suspended by the Congress and has given tickets to all the former MLAs for the assembly elections.In such a situation, BJP’s own leaders are angry with the party. Talking about Lahaul Spiti district, former minister Dr. Ramlal Markanda has left BJP and has now entered the field for election campaign. Dr. Ramlal Markanda has not joined any party at present, but it is being told that he will join the Congress party within the next two days. In such a situation, while BJP will suffer losses, there is a lot of turmoil in the Congress party too.

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Dr. Ramlal Markanda has worked a lot towards strengthening BJP in Lahaul Spiti district, but suddenly after giving assembly ticket to suspended Congress MLA Ravi Thakur, he has become a rebel and sitting with his workers, Ramlal Markanda is discussing the upcoming strategy. Former minister Dr. Ramlal Markanda had contested his first election in the year 1998 through Himachal Vikas Congress Party and won. After that, in the year 2003 also he contested elections from Himachal Vikas Congress Party, but he lost that time.

After this, Dr. Ramlal Markanda contested the 2007 elections from BJP and won. Whereas in the year 2012, Dr. Ramlal Markanda lost to Congress candidate Ravi Thakur. After this, in the 2017 elections, Dr. Ramlal Markanda won on BJP ticket and in the 2022 assembly elections, he lost to Congress’s Ravi Thakur. Now in just one and a half years, by-elections are being held once again in Lahaul Spiti and Dr. Ramlal Markanda has also announced to contest the elections in any cost.

Himachal Politics: Will BJP be able to convince former minister Ramlal Markanda?

In the 2022 elections, Dr. Ramlal Markanda was defeated in Lahaul Spiti assembly seat by a margin of only 1200 votes and Ravi Thakur from Congress won by taking 9948 votes. Dr. Ramlal Markanda got 8332 votes. In such a situation, Markanda was defeated by only a few votes.

Now it remains to be seen how Dr. Ramlal converts this defeat into victory and how much Congress will benefit from his contesting the elections, because if we talk about Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Ramlal Markanda, who rebelled against the BJP, is considered a strong candidate And BJP will have to bear the direct loss due to this.

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Lahaul Spiti is a tribal area and the vote bank of Congress and BJP is quite high here. If Dr. Ramlal Markanda joins Congress, it will cause significant loss to BJP. Apart from this, Congress workers are also expressing their anger that Ramlal Markanda should not be included in the Congress party. Now it remains to be seen how Congress convinces its workers and how much loss BJP will have to suffer due to Dr. Ramlal Markanda contesting the elections.

Himachal Politics: Will BJP be able to convince former minister Ramlal Markanda?

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Diary Times staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Kumud Sharma

Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of Diary Times. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.


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