Jai Ram Thakur sworn in as Himachal CM, Thakur Mahender Singh as Minister

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Jai Ram Thakur was sworn in as chief minister of Himachal Pradesh in a ceremony that top BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah, veteran LK Advani, and BJP chief ministers of other states.

Along with CM, council of minister also took oath. Leading the pack of ministers was Thakur Mahender Singh, Seven-time BJP MLA from Dharampur in Mandi district.

Mahender Singh has been representing the Dharampur since 1990 and He has been elected to the cabinet twice. He was cabinet minister in the Prof Dhumal led BJP govt. He held the portfolio of Transport department from 2009-2012. He also remained as a Cabinet Minister during his previous term 1998-2003 and held various portfolios including Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Excise and Taxation and PWD during the 1998 – 2001.

This is third time that he has been made minister. This will definite going to help the people of Dharampur and Sandhole and fulfill the poll promises.

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Thakur Mahender Singh records 7th straight win

Mahender Singh Thakur incumbent MLA (BJP) won the straight seventh win from Dharampur defeating Chander Shekhar of Congress by more than twelve thousand votes.

This was third straight fight between both and every time Mahender Singh has been winner. In 2017 assembly election many prominent leader failed to save their seats, key ones BJP CM candidate PK Dhumal, BJP state president Satpal Satti, Congress ministers Kaul Singh and GS Bali but Thakur increased the winning margin.

With BJP getting full majority, Thakur is bound to get a cabinet berth.

Final Votes polled for each candidate contested from Dharampur

MAHENDER SINGH Bharatiya Janata Party - 27931
CHANDERSHEKHAR Indian National Congress - 15967
BHUPENDER SINGH Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 3284
RAMESH KUMAR GULERIA Rashtriya Azad Manch – 428
DR. PRAKASH CHAND BHARDWAJ Independent - 219
DIGVIJAY SINGH Independent - 190
SAJURAM SAKLANI Independent - 74
None of the Above - 333

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Chander Shekhar vs Mahender Singh hat-trick

The official candidates of BJP and Congress have been declared and it will be third time that Mahender Singh incumbent MLA (BJP) will be challenged by Chander Shekhar (Congress).

Thakur Mahender Singh has been representing this constituency since 1990 and has been minister in twice. Chander Shekar though lost the 2012 election (also 2007) but he was appointed Vice Chairman of Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation (HPSHHC). He also got opportunity to be in Govt and serve the people.

Both of them had resources, power and opportunity but people will let who did better on 9th November 2017.

In 2007 it was a triangular contest with Natha Singh fighting as independent but in 2012 it was direct between both of them.

Congress is having incumbency factor in state but has already declared CM candidate and Chander Shekhar has good relations with Shri Virbhadra Singh. On the other hand though BJP has not declared CM but Modi wave is still live, Mahender Singh being senior leader if party form Govt will certainly get some key post. But who will win, only voters tell on 9th November 2017

We have not seen much development in the constituency and there had been growing anger in public. Many villages declared to boycott election, this may not actually happen.

Irrespective of vikas of Sandhole or Dharampur, the personal wealth of both continues to grow, see chart. This doesn’t include the wealth of spouse, notable Mrs Thakur owns a hotel Manali Valley and her total assets value is more than 9 crores.

 Chander Shekhar vs Mahender Singh @Darampur 2017Source: Election commission of India, affidavit submitted at the time of filling nomination.

Will it be 7th straight victory of Thakur Mahender Singh and improving his own previous record?

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Happy Diwali 2017

Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. There are many faith and events associated with Diwali and key are – return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after an exile of fourteen years and victory over Ravana. The festival is also linked to Goddess Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

The Festival of Lights, Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh.

We wish all residents of Sandhole a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali.

 Happy Diwali 2017 - Diyas

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Race to ticket @Dharampur

With the announcement of the Assembly poll date (November 9), the model code of conduct has come into force. The Assembly elections are being held simultaneously in the state for the fifth time and earlier the snow-bound tribal constituencies went to the polls, along with 65 other constituencies, in 1977, 1982, 1993, 2007 and 2012.

With this much awaited political activities kicked off and many aspirants have been knocking of the doors of leaders to get party ticket. There are many looking to contest this election for their respective parties and have been forwarding their candidature and work they have done in last five years for party and constituency.

Key names circulating in news are incumbent MLA and former minister Thakur Mahendra Singh, Chander Shekhar, Narender Attri, Rajender Mandhotra.

Let’s see who gets the blessing of party poll panel committees and gets official ticket. After winning the first battle, they have to go to public and get their blessing.

 HP State Assembly Election 2017

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Cricket Tournament

Chamyal brothers are organising Cricket Tournament – Chamyal Brothers Cricket Trophy in Sandhole from 17th to 23rd Oct 2017. This tournament is open to all and teams should get registered by 17th Oct to take the benefit of early bird registration discount. The prize money for winning team is Rs7100/- and runners up is Rs4100/-

 Cricket Tournament

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Not to Vote Campaign growing bigger

Tough times lie ahead for the political parties and candidates aspiring to fight the forth coming HP Vidhan Sabha election due in coming moths of 2017. After Beri and Sandhole Panchyant now Dattwar & Kachalli have also decided to boycott the election. The area has been neglected by all Govt. Dattwar & Kachalli villagers under banner Gram Sudhar Sabha Kachali handed over memorandum signed by 810 people of their decision to Tehsildar Sandhole and requested to be passed it to Chief Minister, District Election Commissioner. President Kashmir Singh and other leaders of Gram Sudhar Sabha Prakash Chand , Mansingh and Kuldeep Saklani appraised the Tehsildar the various issues being faced by people of Sandhole.

Sabha informed that a resolution in this regard would be passed in the General House of Gram Panchyat on 2nd Oct.

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SAGY Progress report card – Dehla Village #AnuragThakur

PM Shri N Modi launched scheme Prime Minister’s Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) in Oct 2014 which targeted to develop one village to be developed as Role Model (Adarsh) by 2016 and then two more by 2019. Our honourable MP Shri Anurag Thakur adopted Delha village, while making this announcement he promised to turn not three but six villages into adarsh by 2019. He cited mixed community, large population and good support in BJP (his) victory main reason for selection of Delha, with expansion to 5 more villages raised hope the in the next list, one may be from Dharampur constituency as it gave a thumping majority to him in 2015 Lok Sabha election.

After that day of Oct 2014, I have not heard anything about the village Delha and next 5 villages. This may be because I didn’t know more about it or I don’t follow that village or works of Anurag Thakur. I also checked the website of MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT in which this scheme comes but no progress details are available of any village of Himachal Pradesh.

What key changes have been implemented? Is village Delha adarsh now?

3 year of current Govt are already over, was this yojna to fool the public. Can anyone having latest update on this village share the update and prove me wrong? I will be very glad to be proved wrong.

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Rajender Mandhotra keen to contest from Dharampur

With State Assembly election due late this year, political parties and individual have sated gearing for this. Mr Rajender Mandhotra has expressed his desire to contest from Bharampur Constituency on BJP ticket. He has shared with desire with party leadership. Mr Mandhotra has been public / social service for more than 30 years and held various post in past, which include BJP Dharampur mandal president twice, Kisan Morcha district president once and Sandhole byapar mandal president for 30 years.
This to be noted that Dharampur is current represented by BJP candidate Thakur Mahender Singh.

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चुनावों का बहिष्कार

जिला मंड़ी के संधोल क्षेत्र के लोगों ने मूलभूत सुविधाओं से वंचित होने के कारण आने वाले विधानसभा चुनावों का बहिष्कार करने का ऐलान किया है। संधोल पचांयत के लोगों ने विधानसभा चुनाव का बहिष्कार करने के लिए कृष्ण खरवाल के नेतृत्व में कमेटी गठित की है। इस कमेटी ने आज तहसीलदार संधोल के माध्यम से मुख्यमंत्री को मांग पत्र भेजा है। इससे पहले पंचायत बैरी के लोगो ने पंचायत प्रस्ताव पारित कर कुछ दिन पहले पंचायत की सड़क को पक्का न करने पर चुनाव बहिष्कार का एलान किया था। इसके बाद कौंठुवा पंचायत के चतरौण, बांह, सेड और मसौत वार्ड ने भी क्षेत्र की बदहाली पर चुनावों का बहिष्कार करने को मन बनाया है।
अब संधोल पंचायत ने भी हस्ताक्षर अभियान चलाकर आने वाले विधानसभा चुनाव का बहिष्कार करने का मन बना लिया है लगभग 467 लोगों ने हस्ताक्षर कर यह निर्णय लिया है। संधोल पंचायत के लोगों ने बताया कि संधोल तहसील धर्मपुर विधानसभा की एकमात्र तहसील थी जिसे दरकिनार कर बीजेपी और कांग्रेस के प्रतिनिधियों ने भेदभाव कर धर्मपुर में उप मंडल कार्यलय खोल दिया। वहीं, 27 पटवार सर्किल संधोल तहसील में थे लेकिन अब केवल 15 सर्किल ही रहे हैं।
संधोल बस अड्डे का कार्य कई वर्षों से अधूरा पडा है। वहीं, बिजली कट से निजात पाने के लिए संधोल को चुल्ला 132 केवी से जोड़ने की मांग की है। संधोल का डिग्री कॉलेज ,ITI,केंद्रिय विधालय संधोल के वरिष्ठ माध्यमिक स्कूल के परिसर में चल रहे हैं। इन संस्थानो को आज तक अपने भवन तक नसीब नहीं हो पा रहे हैं।
लोगों ने बताया की अस्पताल और तहसील को जोड़ने वाली सड़क सहित क्षेत्र की सभी सड़कें बदहाल और कच्ची हैं। इस क्षेत्र में राजनेताओं ने आज तक एक पुलिया का निर्माण तक नहीं करवाय़ा है।
यही कारण है की काफी समय से क्षेत्र के विकास से क्षुब्ध लोंगो ने नेताओं के पिठु बनने के बजाए, चुनावों का बहिष्कार करने का निर्णय लिया है। ग्रामीणों के इस फैंसले से आने वालों चुनावों में प्रत्याशियों के माथे पर बल पड़ने वाले हैं।

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