CPI(M) to contest 16 seats in Himachal elections

 Shimla: Making a serious bid to break into the polarity politics of  BJP and Congress in Himachal, the Communist Part of India (Marxists) have announced candidates who would be contesting the elections on 16 seats.

State CPI(M) secretary Rakesh Singha would be contesting the election from Theog, a seat that already has heavy weights senior congress leader Vidya Stokes, BJP has put Rakesh Verma in the fray and Trinamool Congress state convener Pramod Sharma is also a candidate on the seat.

Another prominent CPI(M) leader, Kuldeep Singh Tanwar would be contesting the seat from Kasumpati, where he is pitched against Anirudh Singh of Congress and BJP rebel Khushi Ram Balnatah.


The candidates nominated by the party are: –

  1. Rakesh Singha — Theog
  2. Dr. Kuldeep Singh Tanwar —— Kasumpti
  3. Tikender Singh Panwar —— Shimla (Urban)
  4. Sudesh Kumari, ——– Bhattiyat
  5. Sat Pal Maan, —— Renuka
  6. Prem Gauttam —– Lahaul Spiti
  7. Ram Krishan Sharma —- Arki
  8. Paras Ram ———- Balh
  9. Kushal Bhardwaj — Joginder Nagar
  10. Jagdish Kumar Thakur —— Seraj
  11. Jagdish (Jaggi) ———- Dharamshala
  12. Hari Ram Shastri ——– Shilai
  13. Gurnam Singh ———- Una
  14. Ashok Katoch ———– Sulha
  15. Anil Mankotia ———- Hamirpur Constituency
  16. Narayan Chauhan —— Banjar

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: Anil

    I hope CPIM will get more vote share this time. Party will win at least 2 assembly seats also. CPM will win from Shimla Urban seat. This is sure seat. Sometime party will win another 2-3 seats also. After 10-15 years, CPM will rule Himachal Pradesh. Shimla Muncipal election result is good example. People want a ruling change.

    1. says: Rajinder Singh Chandel

      In my opinion – this time CPIM is going to win 03-04 seats. Definitely this opening is going to change the political scenario of Himachal shortly in future since cpim leadership, cadre and their credentials are no match to other political outfits.

  2. says: R.T.Gnanam

    There is no alternative force in Himachal Pradesh except CPI(M). The state already witnessed the corrupted regime of Congress and BJP’s anti poor polices will vote for change in poltical power. At present CPM is the only party that cannot be blamed for misrule and corupted regime in HP. And the people are naturally lenient towards its progressive policies.

    1. says: Rajinder Singh Chandel

      Agreed – there is vacuum and that needs to be filled. It’s up to progressive forces how they explore and motivate general masses in their favor through organised political awakening and people oriented struggles in right direction. CPIM is definitely force to reckon in Himachal from last three decades. But in parliamentary politics not succeeded as it should be. Now though continuous mass struggles and well oiled organisation they are going to make it big in coming days.

  3. says: Ganesh

    It is time the Himachal Pradesh gets the change. The alternative is available in front of its people. CPI(M) should win handful of seats to have a sizeable number in the assembly. All the best.

  4. says: Kathir nilavan

    Himachal s d neck f india. . Both cöngres nd BJP kepn knife n neck. . We need a change 4m neck by CPIM. . Suport Left party. . Change india n gud way. .

  5. says: asit guin

    Talking of communism? It’s sensible, anyone can understand it. It’s easy. If you are not an exploiter, you can grasp it. It’s good for you; find out about it. The stupid call it stupid, the rotten call it rotten. It’s against what is rotten and against stupidity. The exploiters call it a crime. But we know it is the end of the crime. It is not madness, but the end of madness; it is not chaos, but order. It is the simple thing, so hard to bring about.

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