Shimla (ANI) — Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will contest the upcoming Assembly elections from the Arki seat in Solan district — and not Theog as announced earlier. His son Vikramaditya will contest from Shimla.
Last week, Singh had announced that he would file his nomination papers from Theog constituency, which is being vacated by Congress leader Vidya Stokes.
“I am not simply contesting the polls this time. My larger agenda is to form the next government. Theog is not new to me as I have travelled to almost every corner of this constituency. Earlier, when I was an MP from Mahasoo, I had represented this area as part of my parliamentary constituency,” he had said.
Yesterday, Congress gave Virbhadra a free hand in deciding the party candidates for the November 9 elections by making him the head of the campaign committee in place of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.
The state will go to the polls in a single-phase on November 9 and the counting will take place on December 18.