Factionalism may cost dearly to BJP

May 03, 2015 10:02 | Poltics
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Kangra: 3 rd may 2015: Leader of opposition and former chief minister P K Dhumal also visited this district a week ago for participating in various programs during which factionalism in the party came out in open. The 2017 ticket aspirants welcomed him at various places in different groups.

Notably, Ranveer Singh, who lost Nurpur BJP seat in last assembly elections and is a loyalist of Shanta Kumar (sitting MP), greeted Dhumal on borders of his constituency. While Rakesh Pathania, a BJP rebel and close aide of P K Dhumal did not show up in any of the programmes. Pathania was BJP MLA in 1998 and during last five years till 2012, he remained an associate member of the BJP and remained close to Dhumal.

MP from Kangra-Chamba parliamentary constituency Shanta Kumar is one of the tallest BJP figures in the state. During the last stint of BJP government, ministers and MLAs from Kumar's faction had leveled serious allegations Dhumal-led government. There are still many projects inaugurated by the Shanta Kumar are hanging fire in this region.