<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a sudden development, the Bharatiya Janata Party has named former Himachal Pradesh CM Prem Kumar Dhumal as the CM candidate for the poll bound state. The decision was announced by BJP President Amit Shah who is currently campaigning in Himachal. ​Dhumal is a two time CM of the hilly state. Himachal Pradesh with 68 Assembly seats will be polling on November 9. The counting of votes will be held on December 18. Dhumal along with JP Nadda were tipped as the two favoured choice for the top post. Finally Dhumal got the nod ahead of Nadda. The fact that BJP lost power twice under Dhumal was weighing on the mind of the BJP top leadership. But finally the clout Prem Kumar Dhumal enjoys in Himachal swayed the decision in his favour.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Tuesday questioned Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi about the work Congress has done in all these years. “Rahul asks Modi that what they have done in three years. But I would like to ask him that what they have done in all these years,” Shah said, while addressing a public rally in Kangra. He also hit out at the Virbhadra Singh-led government, saying there has been no development in the state.”For five years the way how the government has worked in Himachal, I don’t think that Himachal has developed the way it should have been,” he added.With agency inputs

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Himachal Elections 2017: Prem Kumar Dhumal announced as BJP CM candidate