Shimla: Kuldeep Rathore, a Congress spokesman, said that they were in a hunt for a Brahmin and a famous name to take on the Himachal CM’s son and Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma is the name that fits the bill. Yes, youâ€™ve heard it right â€˜a Brahminâ€™!
Madan Lal, whose family hails from Adhri village currently coaches Delhi Giants in the Indian Cricket League and is son-in-law of the owner of oldest brewery in India, Mohan Meakin, Solan.
With Congress consideration of fielding former cricketer Madan Lal agianst BJP teamâ€™s Anurag Thakur for Lok Sabha, the politics in Hamirpur is no less than a cricket match with two experienced cricketer to have their innings.
Earlier Congress was making efforts to field actress Priety Zinta, native of Rohroo, for this LS constituency but somehow the endeavor could not be materialised.
“Yes, Madan Lal’s name is under active consideration of the party along with that of Narinder Thakur and Sunil Sharma Bittu, who is Hamirpur district president of the party, for the Hamirpur seat,” leader of the opposition and a member of screening committee from the state Vidya Stokes told PTI.
Sources said that Sonia Gandhi has sent observer to Hamirpur to collect inputs that are helpful to her to make decision.
Congress parliamentary selection committee earlier declared its candidates for three of the four seats in Himachal except Hamirpur. Chander Kumar was re-nominated for Kangra seat, Dhani Ram Shandil for the Shimla reserved seat and former chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been made the party candidate in place of his wife Pratibha Singh for the Mandi seat.
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