BJP – Congress Evenly Poised In Himachal Civic Elections

Shimla: With ruling BJP not getting a clear cut majority in the civic poll for 48 urban bodies, and congress evenly poised, the challenges before the Prem Kumar Dhumal government mount as it heads into the last two years of its term.

Losing the presidents election in major towns like Solan, Mandi, Dharmshala, Manali, Palampur, Jogindernagar, Kotkhai, Nalagarh, Manali, Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Rampur, Rohru, Sujjanpur, Baddi and Chamba does not augur well for BJP whereas opposition Congress by winning only 18 of the 48 presidents posts was not much of a gainer either.

Ruling BJP won the top position in 20 civic bodies and the vice presidents post in 18 of them whereas congress won 18 presidents posts and 21 vice presidents. Ten presidents and 9 vice-presidents posts were won by Independents and other parties.

Of the 496 ward members for which the elections were held, 234 were won by BJP candidates, 218 by congress and 42 by independent and others.

The detailed results are

Jogindernagar
President: Pratibha (Congress)
Vice President: Ajay (IND)
Ward Members: Congress – 3; BJP 3; IND 1

Mandi
President: Susheela Sonkala (Congress)
Vice President: Gagan Kashyap (IND)
Ward Members: Congress 7; BJP 5; IND 1

Sunder Nagar
President Girja Gautum (BJP)
Vice President: Naresh Sen (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 5; BJP 6; IND 1

Sarkaghat
President: Nisha Thakur (BJP)
Vice President: Ludhar Singh (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 2; IND 2

Rewalsar
President: Bansi Lal (BJP)
Vice President: Tapta Gupta (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 2: BJP 1; IND 4

Kotkhai
President: Ravinder Chauhan (Congress)
Vice President: Sandeep Chauhan (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 5; IND 1

Rohru
President: Raj Kumar (IND)
Vice President: Sukhdev (CPIM)
Ward Members: Congress 6; BJP 1; IND 1

Chopal
President: Sunder Singh Malik (BJP)
Vice President: Krishan Chandel (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 2; BJP 3; IND 1

Narkanda
President: Om Prakash Sharma (IND)
Vice President: Ramesh Rajta (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 3

Jubbal
President: Govind Salta (BJP)
Vice President: Lokender Tanta (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 5; BJP 2

Sunni
President: Sunita (BJP)
Vice President Naresh Rai (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 3; IND 2

Theog
President: Hemraj Verma (BJP)
Vice President Vivek Thapar (IND)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 5; IND 1

Rampur
President: Deepak Sood (Congress)
Vice President Harish Laktu (IND)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 3

Kangra
President: Suman Verma (Congress)
Vice President: Ashok Sharma (IND)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 2; IND 3

Dharmshala
President: Kamla Patial (IND)
Vice President: Onkar Neharia (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 7

Palampur
President: Balwant Thakur (Congress)
Vice President: Yashpal Mahajan (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 6; BJP 1

Nagrota Bagwan
President: Himadari Soni (IND)
Vice President: Arun Mehra (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 5; IND 2

Nurpur
President: Krishna Mahajan (Congress)
Vice President: Yashpal (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 8; IND 1

Dehra
President: Sunita (BJP)
Vice President: Surinder Thakur (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 4

Jawlamukhi
President: Anil Prabha (Congress)
Vice President: Surender Thakur (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 3; IND 1

Hamirpur
President: Deep Kumar (BJP)
Vice President: Dharmender Sharma (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 6; IND 1

Bhota
President: Sarbjit Kaur (Congress)
Vice President: Desraj (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 5; IND 1

Sujjanpur
President: Manoj Kumar (Congress)
Vice President: Onkar Swaroop (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 5; BJP 3; IND 1

Nadaun
President: Reena Kumari (Congress)
Vice President Tarun Kapil (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 4

Solan
President: Kul Rakesh (Congress)
Vice President: Pawan Gupta (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 8; IND 1

Parwanoo
President: Daisy Thakur (BJP)
Vice President: Ranjit Singh (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 4; IND 2

Baddi
President: Madan Chaudhary (Congress)
Vice President: Bant Singh (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 6; BJP 3

Nalagarh
President Alka Verma (Congress)
Vice President: Subash Bali (IND)
Ward Member: Congress 6; BJP 3

Arki
President: Seema Sharma (Congress)
Vice President: Kuldip Sood (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 6

Una
President: Mamta Kashayp (BJP)
Vice President: Amarjit Singh (IND)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 7; IND 1

Daulatpur
President: Suraksha Devi (IND)
Vice President: Pradeep Kumar (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 4; IND 1

Gagret
President: Kiran Bala (BJP)
Vice President: Naresh Jaswal (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 6; IND 2

Santokgarh
President: Anjubala (BJP)
Vice President: Harbhajan Singh (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 1; BJP 9

Mehatpur
President: Sohan Singh (BJP)
Vice President: Naresh Chand (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 7; IND 1

Kullu
President: Trishav Kalia (BJP)
Vice President: Manish Sharma (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 7; BJP 5; IND 1

Manali
President: Roop Chand Negi (IND)
Vice President: Chaman Kapoor (BJP)
Ward Members: BJP 6; IND 1

Banjar
President: Arun Kumar (BJP)
Vice President: Chunni Lal (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 2; BJP 7

Bhunter
President: Baljit Dogra (IND)
Vice President: Naian Prakash (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 5; BJP 1; IND 2

Bilaspur
President: Rajni Sharma (BJP)
Vice President: Kamlendra (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 8; BJP 3; IND 2

Ghumarwin
President: Reeta Seghal (IND)
Vice President: Rakesh Chopra (IND)
Ward Members: Congress 2; BJP 4; IND 1

Shatalai
President: Saroj Kumari (Congress)
Vice President: Pawan Kaushal (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 6; BJP 3

Naina Devi
President: Manish Sharma (BJP)
Vice President: Santosh Kumar (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 2; BJP 7

Chamba
President: Anita Thakur (IND)
Vice President: Jitender Surya (Congress)
Ward Member: Congress 9; BJP 1

Chowari
President: Santosh Kumari (BJP)
Vice President: Divya Chakshu (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 5

Dhalousie
President: Manoj Chadda (Congress)
Vice President: Bishandass (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 8; BJP 3

Nahan
President: Bharti Aggarwal (NCP)
Vice President: Yogesh Gupta (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 5; NCP 2; IND 1

Rajgarh
President: Dinesh Kumar (Congress)
Vice President: Dinesh Thakur (BJP)
Ward Members: Congress 3; BJP 4

Poanta Sahib
President: Sanjay Singhal (BJP)
Vice President Tejpal (Congress)
Ward Members: Congress 4; BJP 4; IND 2

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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  1. says: Ankit Sood

    Dear Mr. Makhaik,

    Congratulations on the speedy display of information. There will be a day soon when everybody will be on myhimachals website for seeing any big or small news regarding the state. Three cheers to your efficient reporting.

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