Local MLA and honorable IPH minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Mahender Sigh Thakur during its visit to various villages of Sandhole Tehsil announced road map of various link roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Yogana. He laid down the foundation ceremony of second phase of road between Deyol to Lahsani to be build at the cost of 419.58 lakhs. During his visit also announced and sanctioned funds for Gowalla Link road, Cheej link road and other key initiatives.
In public connect programme Anurag Thakur, MP Hamirpur visited Sandhole on 25th Feb 2018 and addressed the public in four gram Panchayats. He started his day with meeting at Ghanala. Mr Thakur informed that he has given 2 crore and 25 lakhs from his MP kitty to Dharampur assembly constituency for various development works but was surprised to see that nowhere he could find any board displaying this information. He directed concerned officers and public representatives to display this information within 15 days.
He also promised that foundation stone and construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya campus will be done very soon. He gave 3 lakh to build community centre at Ghanala and instructed to start construction in 15 days.
Later in the afternoon he addressed public at Govt Primary School Dattwar followed by Torekholla and Koon.
HRTC has resumed its service on Chamba-Dharampur route-
•• CHAMBA to DHARAMPUR ••
This bus will also make use of Harsipattan bridge, which was opened for public few years ago but didn’t see being used to its full potential and connecting two districts.
Chamba (Dep.)- 7:30 am
Kangra (Dep.)- 1:30 pm
Palampur (Arr.)- 3:00 pm
Dharampur(Arr.)- 7:30 pm
Dharampur (Dep.)- 5:30 am
Palampur (Dep.)- 10:10 am
Chamba (Arr.)- 5:30 pm
Anurag Thakur, member of parliament (MP) will visit Sandhole on 25th Feb 2018 (Sunday). He will be meeting party workers in various gram panchyats. He will start first session at 10:00am at Ghanala, followed by meetings at Dattwar, ToreKholla and Koon between 10am to 4pm.
People are requested to make full use of these meetings; review the development work has been taken or not taken in last 9 years.
Panchkula based educational society led by Dr OP Singh has been provided free coaching classes to aspiring doctors from Himachal Pradesh. It is starting a new crash course on 25th March. To identify students for this course society conducted evaluation examination at Sandhole in which students from Govt and private schools participated. Society has selected 7 girls students from 12th class and will provide free crash course to crack NEET. Society plans to conduct similar test in Dharampur, Tihra, Cholthera and Kamlah.
Society also conducted screening testing for students of 10th and 11th classes and provide 2 year course. Panchkula Educational Associate will bear this cost which normally costs Rs2.5 lakh.
Hopefully students will utilise these opportunities and we will see many more students joining the medical colleges. Wishing all the aspirants best.
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.
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
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.
Source: 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?
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.
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.